†Results vary depending on starting point and effort.
Meet Phoebe B., age 30 from Fort Myers, FL. She entered The Beachbody Challenge in May 2015 and won $1,000!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I gained 15 pounds when I started a new job last year and I was struggling to get my body back. None of my clothes fit, and I wasn’t as confident as I used to be. I used to be able to eat whatever I wanted and not gain weight, but my metabolism seemed to have finally caught up with me. I tried fad diets like Nutrisystem and Atkins, I even tried a juice cleanse but the scale wouldn’t budge. I was somewhat active – I would jog or practice yoga occasionally – but I always struggled with late night binge eating. In addition to my portions being out of control, I wasn’t eating clean. I hated cooking so I ate processed foods or went out to eat for every single meal. I mistakenly thought my quest bars, lean cuisines, and huge restaurant salads were healthy so I was frustrated that I couldn’t loose weight.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
My Coach is a co-worker who inspired me to join a challenge group, and once I lost 12 pounds in my first week I was determined to keep going!
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
At first I was skeptical about clean eating, it seemed way too expensive and time-consuming, but now that I have the hang of “meal prep” I enjoy experimenting with new recipes. I was surprised to learn that I actually saved money on groceries, I was eating smaller portion sizes and throwing away less food because everything was prepped in advance. I have always struggled with late night binge eating. Shakeology helped somewhat, but it was my Coach and Challenge Group that really made it possible for me to succeed. The group kept me accountable and gave me great tips for prepping food and making fix approved treats. Now I’m obsessed with 21 Day Fix ideas on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, etc.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I love Autumn Calabrese, her upbeat personality, motivational sayings during the workouts, and no-nonsense approach to nutrition. I love the containers, they’re not bulky like other Tupperware containers and they hold up well. I love the recipes and treat swaps. But most of all I love the 21 Day Fix community; I love having a forum for support and accountability. Basically, I love everything about this program and I can’t wait to order 21 Day Fix EXTREME!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I lost 16 pounds and 16 inches in 21 days! And I have kept it off for the last month. I’m most proud of myself for overcoming my binge eating, it is something I have always struggled with but now I can turn to Shakeology or my Coach for support. I still have bad days but now even my “cheat” meals are still way healthier than what I used to eat!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I am now addicted to Shakeology and clean eating. I used to dread working out but now I look forward to it!
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
Participating in a Challenge Group was vital to my success. I believe that it was their support and accountability that finally made it possible for me to achieve my goals.
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
She encouraged me to buy 21 Day Fix and has invited me to numerous Challenge Groups. Because I work with her she is able to keep me accountable on a daily basis to make sure I don’t fall into bad habits. She has studied the 21 Day Fix program and knows it so well that she always has an answer to my questions or a solution to my problems. Also, her own success has been motivational because she has done so well by following the programs. She also encouraged me to buy Shakeology and I am now addicted!
How did a Beachbody Supplement or 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, digestion/regularity?
I am lactose intolerant so I’m not able to enjoy most protein shakes. I love Shakeology, I think it tastes great, and makes me feel healthier!
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