Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Before I started the program, I was unhappy. I hated how I looked and felt. I couldn’t play with my kids, because I was so tired. I didn’t want to work out because I felt so tired, but I continued to feel sick and tired because I was so inactive. I was embarrassed about how I looked. I did a lot of emotional eating as well.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I had been following a Beachbody Coach on Instagram while I was pregnant with my fifth baby. I had messaged her and found out the workouts were at-home programs, and the 21 Day Fix program was only 30 minutes a day. I was done making excuses. I wanted to change how I looked and felt. Shortly after having my baby and being cleared to work out, I got started.4
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
The greatest challenges I faced before I started were my cravings and finding time. Drinking Shakeology helped tremendously with the cravings.2 I would drink it for breakfast, and it would keep me satisfied until my next meal. 21 Day Fix was an easy workout to start with for my fitness level, because it could be modified but I could also grow with the program (and I have since graduated to 21 Day Fix EXTREME). And the fact that the workout could be done at home and fit in at any point during my day helped so much too. If I didn’t have time in the morning, I could do it during my daughters’ naps or in the evening when my husband got home from work. And the workouts are so effective for only 30 minutes. Beachbody and Beachbody products have changed my life!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I liked how the programs are 30 minutes in length, but when you finish, you feel like you got a full workout in the gym. They are short but extremely effective. I like that the portion-control containers do not control exactly what you eat, but help you learn how much is appropriate for each meal or snack. It’s not restrictive but educating. It teaches you how to be healthy.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I have lost 69 pounds using Beachbody products. I am proud of not only my weight loss, but it has also made me feel better about myself and I’m now a better role model for my children. I have gained self-confidence. I am definitely living a healthier lifestyle, which was my goal to begin with.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I am no longer tired or feel sick. I have the energy to actually play outside with my children. I’m no longer winded going up the stairs. I no longer smoke cigarettes for stress relief; exercise has replaced that. We eat healthier as a family now. I’ve started running again after 20 years, and I am planning on running my first 5K soon. My husband has started using Beachbody programs now, and as a family, we enjoy going for walks and being more active. I am no longer unhappy. I have some slipped discs in my back. Every few months I used to re-injure my back. Since starting the programs, I haven’t had any back pain. Not even once. I think strengthening my core and abs have helped tremendously. This program has helped my mood and self-confidence as well.
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 was a great part of my support system. It’s always great to have other people working toward the same goals as you and supporting you. It’s nice to have a place to talk about your struggles and accomplishments. The other people in the group help motivate you. They cheer you on, which makes you feel good about yourself and what you are doing and working toward. And you don’t want to let them down or yourself so you keep pushing toward your goals.
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
Jen has been great. She has been one of my biggest cheerleaders. She has given me shout-outs online and made me feel proud of what I’ve accomplished. Seeing what results she had gotten made me originally want to start. She checks in with me and makes sure I’m doing well. She’s one of the most honest people I know and lets you know it’s okay to be human and have bad days too. But most of all, she really genuinely cares about her challengers and you can tell!
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?
Shakeology is amazing! I was able to stop drinking soda and using sugar in my coffee using Shakeology. I used to have at least one soda a day. I don’t drink it at all anymore. Shakeology helped cut out my cravings for fast food. Since I drink it for breakfast, it keeps me from binging on bad food and keeps me full until lunchtime.2
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†Results vary depending on starting point and effort.
4Always consult with your physician before commencing any fitness program or nutritional product if you are pregnant or postpartum.
2These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.