Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I’m 52 years old and have had a weight problem all my life. Growing up in an English family it was meat, potatoes, and gravy every night except Fridays which was fried fish. I’ve tried everything out there, even injecting myself in the stomach every morning and living on 400 calories/day (Doctor approved) and you know the song and dance, gained it back plus more. Each time I gained the weight back I got bigger. Last summer I pretty much gave up and figured I was going to be fat for the rest of my life, so live with it! My husband and I went for a walk to the river and he took a picture of me, I thought it would be a good Facebook picture. When I got home and downloaded the picture I was disgusted with what I saw. I found my Coach on Facebook and started the 21 Day Fix and Shakeology. After my 5th round I’ve lost 45 pounds! I feel like a totally different person, I actually like what I see in the mirror! None of my “big” clothes fit anymore… I need to go shopping! 😀
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I hated what I saw in the mirror, and when I saw a picture of me I knew it was time. I had already met my Coach online but never really thought about the program… just another weight loss gimmick. I asked my Coach about 21 Day Fix, Shakeology, and the accountability groups. I thought why not. Once I started, I was hooked! Working out came easy, changing my bad habits didn’t seem to be too hard… and having my awesome Coach and the ladies in group really helped me.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
I thought the hardest part would be totally stopping the crap food, I like my A&W, candy, chips, pop, I could go on… but I haven’t had any of that since I started and I don’t miss it. My Coach is the best, I’ve met some great ladies on my journey, and Autumn is like a drill sergeant and I love her for that!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I liked that it was only 30 minutes, and Autumn just keeps you motivated! The food containers made it easy to follow the food program. The recipes were very good and easy, and you get to eat a lot of good food!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I have nice body! I have a waist and I went from a size 16/XL to 12/medium. I can wear nice clothes and I like shopping again… I’m actually going to buy a bathing suit! 😀
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I have more confidence and my husband said I walk prouder. I have arthritis in my knee and hip, before I lost the weight I was in pain and limping.* I had a hard time going up and down stairs, now I run up and down stairs and there is no pain! My depression has gone, before I didn’t like going out in public because I was embarrassed by the way I looked. Now I can’t wait for summer! lol
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
Showing up everyday! Posting everyday, posting your food… all that helped me so much! I was accountable I couldn’t cheat… I didn’t want to cheat! The ladies I have met on this journey have been incredible. I don’t want to stop.
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
Mandey is always there to answer questions, help me with any concerns, and she is so amazing! She is a great motivator! She is very encouraging and makes you want to succeed everyday!
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 love Shakeology! I drink it everyday, it’s filling, tasty and gives me energy, I feel great when I have it after my workout. I have an active job and work outside, I often take a shake with me and it helps keep me going especially during the cold winter days.
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