Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Before 21 Day Fix, I was eating horribly. I had fast food all the time, was less than satisfactory with my fruits and veggies, and my proportions were all wrong. I felt awful about my body, and my confidence had hit an all-time low. I just had my third child in December of 2014 under less than ideal circumstances, which caused me to be stressed. I would then eat out of stress. Then I’d get depressed about gaining so much weight, and I would eat some more — a very vicious cycle. Also, my blood pressure has been an issue since my third pregnancy; the way I was eating and my lifestyle weren’t helping.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
My sister-in-law is a Coach, and I have been watching her success. I figured if she can do it, then I can too! I needed my habits to change before I started going down a long, sad road of depression and being overweight. The fact that I am 23 and I used to be on blood pressure medicine isn’t something I was proud of. I needed to get up and get motivated to get healthy before I ended up like both of my parents; multiple health problems and many, many, medications.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
I absolutely hated going out in public! I could feel people looking at me and judging me by my body size, which is a very uncomfortable feeling. My confidence was so low, I could hardly stand to be around myself. Since starting 21 Day Fix and my Shakeology, I’ve had so much more confidence in myself, even just in the second week! I’m stronger now than I was, and I can keep up with my three boys effortlessly! I don’t feel people looking at me with the same judgement as before. It’s almost like they can look at me and want to know what I’m doing to be fit and healthy with three boys under five with me all the time!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I love Autumn! She is so motivational and pushes you. It’s like you know you can do it and you’re going to do it together. Seeing her and doing my workouts daily, and my 10 Minute Fix for Abs at night, gives me that push to get it done!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
Most importantly, I’ve lost 31 pounds in 100 days — that’s just awesome! I have high energy, my flexibility has improved, and I don’t feel the need to nap or take breaks while I grocery shop anymore. I’m honestly proud of myself, because I am my biggest enemy. My mindset has changed tremendously; I’m so much more confident now than I was! I look so much better than I did, and I love it! My blood pressure has come down naturally with no meds, and I’m so proud of that! I didn’t know if I could do this and succeed like I have, and I got down and done the dang thing!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I’m a much happier and healthier me, and that makes for a happier family life. My clothes fit so much better and are even loose on me now. I’ve become an inspiration to many of my friends and family. I’ve mentioned the program that I’ve done and how to achieve what I have. I can now encourage others and have proof that dedication and hard work really do pay off! I look forward to working out every day and rounding it out with my Shakeology. I owe everything to 21 Day Fix, Shakeology, and Autumn.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
The Coaches keep you on track and make sure you’re keeping up with where you need to be. If I have any doubts, questions, stress, or just extremely proud moments, the whole group shares it. It’s an absolutely amazing feeling to have people who are working just as hard as yourself being there every step of the way!
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
She answered all my questions that I had and she was right there, just a text away for support. She is awesome!
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?
I use Shakeology, and I love it! It’s my daily treat to myself, and it helps curb my cravings for chocolate and sweets so I can keep eating healthy. My sleep has improved, I have a ton of energy, I’m a happier person with a much lighter mood, and my digestion has improved as well. I used to have awful reflux, but I haven’t had any since I started Shakeology.+ I used to have horrible migraines and headaches almost daily, and they have now stopped as well.+
How did a Beachbody supplement, nutritional product, or program affect any existing health conditions you have?
I believe that Shakeology has helped my headaches, digestion, and blood pressure.+
Did you achieve any other measurable improvements with a Beachbody supplement, nutritional product, or program (e.g. blood pressure, blood sugar, triglycerides, etc.)?
My blood pressure has come down so much that my doctor has taken me off of the medicine that I was on for over a year for it!o I just recently went for a check-up with my doctor, and he was floored at what I’ve been doing and what it has done for me in all aspects of my life. He was extremely pleased with my blood pressure and so am I!
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oConsult your physician before discontinuing or altering any prescribed medication.
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