21 Day Fix Results: Randi Lost 150 Pounds In 10 Months

21 Day Fix Results: Randi Lost 150 Pounds In 10 Months

Meet Randi, age 53 from Seward, NE. She entered The Beachbody Challenge in February 2015 and won $2,500!

Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?

I have been obese almost all my life. I was in an abusive marriage for 15 years, where daily I was told how fat and ugly I was. I felt hopeless. So I would make myself feel better by eating. My food was my friend…it would never judge me. My weight kept going up and I kept going down. Down so far, I hated myself. My marriage ended. But my addiction to food did not. Years later, I married again, and found out I was pregnant. 5 months pregnant! I was shocked, and in disbelief. But great news, I could eat for 2 now! After all, I was pregnant. As the years went by, I kept getting heavier and the feelings of self hate kept building. My daughter was now being affected. When there was a school function or activity to attend, I would have to sit in the back of the room where no one would see me. My daughter would not even acknowledge me. No eye contact or even a glance my way for a smile. Now that, that cut me to my core. But it still did not wake me up to my obesity, and my unhealthy life style.

What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I was to the point where I struggled to move. Driving my car was really bad. To reach the pedals I had to move my seat up. My stomach would push into the steering wheel so I could barely steer the car. Scary! I couldn’t bend down to tie my shoes. I got winded just walking through a store. I was ashamed. There’s not enough space to write all the activities, and daily tasks, I couldn’t do because of my weight. My sisters bugged me for years to do Beachbody workouts. I told them I get all the exercise I needed at my maintenance job. I was lying to myself and them, and we all knew it. I kept believing that lie until one day I really saw myself in a mirror. I couldn’t stop looking at the person looking back at me. I broke down and cried out loud; “What have you done to yourself! Why!” I screamed at myself. I looked over at my daughters picture- it was like she could see me. I felt so disgusted, and so ashamed that I could barely breathe. I weighed almost 300lbs at 5’2″! I started my Beachbody program at age 52.

What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
The biggest challenge I faced was my attitude. I had failed so many times before, and this exercise program was no different. All I could say to myself was negative things, things I have said over and over hundreds of times in my head. This had molded me into the person I had become. It was so much easier to believe negative things. I did this for so long. I thought changing would be impossible. I told myself it’s not going to work and I’ll prove it. I told my sister I would try the program, just to get her off my back. I had no intention of actually doing it because I already knew it would not work. Little did I know! My sister (Coach) kept asking me if I had received my 21 Day Fix and Shakeology. Well I had, and she said we were starting at 5:30AM Monday. I said no, she said yes. She said “Well, I’m going to call you so answer your phone!” Monday came, and my phone rang at 5:30AM. I thought, if she believes in me that much I guess I’ll give it a try. That first workout made me a believer. I could do it!

What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I chose the Beachbody workout program my Coach recommended, which was the 21 Day Fix and Shakeology. What a perfect fit for me! I love the portion cups, and nutrition guide, it is easy to follow. The workouts are actually fun and I enjoy them. Autumn’s pep talks during the workouts are inspiring. She says to “Take the word can’t out of your vocabulary!” So I did. Now I know I can! It is not impossible. I learned how to eat right and that the right foods are used to give my body fuel. I felt full and, most of the time, I did not even eat all the food that I could have on the program. Autumn taught me it was not about eating less, it is about eating right. And it is not about being skinny, it is about being healthy.

Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
Since starting the 21 Day Fix I have lost 150lbs. I have lost 100 inches overall. I am proud of not quitting. This time I am not a failure. I have gained a feeling of self worth, and self respect…like I matter! I finally matter! I can walk with my head held high, and I’m not afraid of how others look at me. I actually love how people look at me now. Although, I have to say, it is a change to hear how great I look- I’m still getting used to that! Beachbody has made my hopes and dreams into a reality. I’m healthy, happy, and so blessed. My daughter can look at me now and see that I am strong and confident, and this time I succeeded. I am the most proud of being this kind of example for my daughter.

How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
The changes in my life have been amazing. I never thought any of this was possible. My whole way of life has changed. The way I see myself now… it’s like I stepped out of this huge confinement, only it was my huge body. I feel my mind is clear, and not trapped with self hate and negative thoughts. I feel strong and confident. Most of all, my daughter is proud of me. She looks at me differently now, and does not hesitate to give me words of support. She even acknowledged me at a school function by saying “That’s my mom; doesn’t she look great?” This is why Beachbody is so dear to me. Beachbody gave me my life back. A true change from the inside out. My food addiction is gone! It has been replaced with my love of being healthy, and exercise. And my newest love… Me!

How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
The Challenge Group I was a part of was a fun Group. One of my keys to success was being part of this Group. When I thought I could not go on, someone in the Group would remind me that it is hard work, but worth working hard for. It is also a way to stay connected with others while on my fitness journey. I’ve made a lot of new fitness friends. I know I will continue to be in a Group because I feel I can return the favor by being an inspiration to others.

How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
My Coach Rita, would call me daily. Coach Rita is so busy, but she was never too busy to give me daily encouragement with a phone call or text. She would also ask me about food intake, and if I was following the nutrition guide and using the containers that came with the 21 Day Fix. She would also give me tips, and share recipes to try with Shakeology. When I lost my first 20lbs, I didn’t know if I was more excited or if she was! Rita’s support was extremely valuable to my success. I couldn’t have done it without her. I want to someday soon be an inspiration to others, as she has been to me.

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 can’t say enough wonderful things about Shakeology. I will always use this product. I love it! It definitely helps me with my cravings, and it gives me energy! My digestive system is regular now. I have an overall healthy feeling about my body. Thank you for creating this super, wonderful, nutrition packed shake! I never in my life would have thought that drinking a shake everyday would make me this healthy!

How did a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program affect any existing health conditions you have?
Before I started with my Beachbody program, and Shakeology, I took medicine for my stomach. I also took blood pressure medicine. I had very bad acid reflux, so I took medicine for that too. I was a mess! My Dr. had been warning me for years to make a change, and to lose weight. But I did not listen to him. My addiction to food was too strong to take his advice. He said if I kept going down the path I was on, I probably wouldn’t live long. Recently, I went in for a check up and my Dr. almost did not recognize me. He was amazed at my weight loss, success, and overall great health. He asked me how I was doing it. I told him I had been doing a Beachbody workout called 21 Day Fix and drinking Shakeology. He had heard of it, and advised me not to change a thing! And continue drinking Shakeology because the health benefits were obvious.

Did you achieve any other measurable improvements with a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program? (e.g. Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, triglycerides, etc…)

With doing Beachbody workouts, and drinking Shakeology daily, I no longer take blood pressure pills, stomach pills, or acid reflux medicine! My husband says I don’t snore any more. I can safely drive my car! I thought I was too old at 52 to start a healthy way of living, and lose weight. That is just not true. I’ll be honest, the hardest part was starting. I think about it now, and the only regret I have is not starting sooner! Now I love the way I feel. I love the way I look. I love the way my daughter “sees” me. I love the way my husband whistles at me. But most of all…I love “Me“. Thank you Beachbody!

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