Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I had always been thin and petite. Then, due to some deaths in my family and depression, I began to “binge eat.” I had been taking medications for my depression that stimulated my appetite. I had gained 20-plus lbs. in less than a year! It was a problem I thought I could control, yet I gained more and more weight. My energy level and my attitude tanked. The binge eating was so out of control, I would bake a dozen cupcakes for my grandson, and then eat seven of them at one sitting. I would eat in the middle of the night, and sometimes eat until I felt ill.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I had to do something about my weight. I dreaded exercise, and I felt I had zero willpower to refrain from binge eating. I ended up gaining more and more weight, so fast in fact, that I had to shop for clothes that I could fit into. None of my clothes fit any longer. My closet was full of dresses, shirts, and jeans that I just could no longer wear. My joints were hurting, and my self-esteem started to go downhill. Then I was diagnosed with malignant skin cancer. I had extensive surgery on my face. I had also survived breast cancer in 2009, and cervical cancer in 1996. I found myself in my mid-50s wondering how long I could keep cheating death. Then the “ah ha” moment happened; I realized that I had to take the best care of my body that I could, and that is when my transformation started!
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
The greatest challenge I faced was an emotional one. It was one thing to tell myself to eat right or to exercise, but actually getting it done was another story. I was confused, or so used to eating badly, I had no idea where to begin. I began with Portion Fix, and that simplified and took the confusion out of what I should eat, and how much. Then I started drinking Shakeology daily, and I love it! I have now completed the 21 Day Fix! I have no plans of going back to my old, unhealthy routine. I feel better and stronger, not just physically but emotionally as well. Beachbody, and its programs and products, have changed my life for the better! Thank you so much!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
The simplicity of the program was what made it easy. I found that I can exercise, and that I can eat right.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I have regained my energy level, lost weight, toned up, and have become a much happier person. The thing I am most proud of is that I have not given up; I have stuck through the workouts and not let myself down.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I am more self-assured, confident, and feel so much better. I have gotten compliments on my appearance, and am mentally a much happier person. And I can start wearing my closet full of smaller clothes once again! Beachbody has really educated me, and retrained my mind and body for the better.
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
She kept encouraging me to stick through the initial soreness, hunger, and self-doubt. She is a wonderful Coach!
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?
Wow…Shakeology is so wonderful. I started to notice a huge energy boost and overall feeling of wellness after using it for just a few days. I have tried other protein shakes before, but nothing compares to the nutrients in Shakeology. I drink it daily, and never plan to stop using it!
How did a Beachbody supplement, nutritional product, or program affect any existing health conditions you have?
My hair and skin have always been dry; now my hair and skin feel and look much better. Also, I had never been “regular,” thus causing bloating. Now I do not have that problem. It does what it says it does!
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*Terry L. is an Independent Beachbody Coach. Results vary depending on starting point, goals, and effort.