Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
After I got out of the military, I gained 50 pounds over a period of five years working a desk job. I felt bloated all the time, and heavy and winded during certain activities. I was always getting sick, and was borderline depressed.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I started looking back at old pictures of me at my ideal size, and really wanted to get back to that. Aside from that, my cholesterol was high, and my doctor told me I needed to lose some weight.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
My greatest challenges were portion control and cravings for greasy and sugary foods. The 21 Day Fix program changed the way I looked at food. It helped me to see what portions of certain foods were actually healthy for me. I learned how I could eat real, good food and lose weight. I also added Shakeology, which helped curb my cravings for sweets to help me get to my initial goal! I’m starting 21 Day Fix EXTREME now, and am super excited to see my results!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I love the portion-control containers and the fact that I could still have chocolate, cheese, and wine. I never felt deprived, because I was eating all the time! I loved the workouts, because they were easy to follow, but very effective in helping me shed inches and unwanted weight.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I lost 30 pounds and over eight inches overall!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
Since completing my Beachbody program, I have decided to take coaching seriously to pay it forward and help others, like my Coach Liz, who helped me. I feel more confident, have more energy, and I haven’t been sick in almost a year!
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
Seeing other women like myself — who were working out, eating better, and everything — helped motivate me. We also shared our failures in the group, which helped me in knowing that no one is perfect, but that we should keep going if we want to make it to our goal.
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
My Coach is amazing! She held me accountable by checking in on me frequently. She provided me with sample meal plans and literature on why eating clean is important. She also sent me motivational books and videos to keep me going, not just with Beachbody but with my daily life. She has not only been my Coach, but has become a dear friend. I love her to pieces!
How did a Beachbody supplement, nutritional product, or program (such as Shakeology or Beachbody Ultimate Reset) support your transformation? What are the greatest benefits you gained? Did you see benefits to your energy, sleep, mood/mental clarity, or digestion/regularity?
Shakeology helped curb my appetite and cravings for sugary foods. It gave me energy and lowered my cholesterol (LDL) over 20 points! I went back to my doctor, and she was so proud that not only had I lost 30 pounds, but I had lowered my cholesterol as well. She asked what I was doing and I told her. She was amazed!
How did a Beachbody supplement, nutritional product, or program affect any existing health conditions you have?
Shakeology lowered my cholesterol, gave me energy, and helped me lose weight. I feel good overall, and my susceptibility to illness has been lowered significantly.
Did you achieve any other measurable improvements with a Beachbody supplement, nutritional product, or program (e.g. blood pressure, blood sugar, triglycerides, etc.)?
My LDL was lowered over 20 points when I went back to my doctor. She was impressed that I had done it naturally — without the use of a statin drug.
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*Kenita G. is an Independent Beachbody Coach. Results vary depending on starting point, goals, and effort.