Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
When I started my day, it was with lots of coffee, then off to work and back home again. I didn’t do much of anything with my kids. I would sit and watch them play. I always felt sluggish and hated myself for over eating at every meal and then doing nothing to help myself.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
One day I was sitting on the couch eating and my 6-year-old asked me to go into the yard and play trucks with him. I gave him some excuse about it was to hard for me to get up off the ground after playing so it wasn’t a good idea for me. And he started asking me why I was so fat, why couldn’t I be skinny like his friends dad, and play games with him. Well he did this several times and I never did have a good answer for him.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
My greatest challenge was sticking to the program, and doing the workouts. I have tried many other diets and did them for a little bit but always just went back to my old ways of eating until I was stuffed with processed foods and sweets. Also my first challenge was telling myself that this was not a diet, diets fail for me. This was a life change and a new way of thinking about myself and the food I was eating. My Coach is awesome! I have worked for her for a year before I started my life change, and I asked lots of questions. She said that Beachbody would change my life for the better, and she was right. At first I was afraid I would starve on the program, she said I wouldn’t, just try it. After 2 weeks I bought the 21 Day Fix and started a life change and new way of thinking. I am so very glad I did.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
Being able to talk to someone and ask questions. My Coach told me everyday that I could do it, and to just keep going because it was gonna be worth it in the end. How easy it was to eat the proper portions sizes and the right foods not the processed junk.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
My biggest achievement was finishing the first program. The retraining of my brain was no small task either.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
More energy, less back pain, and most of all I feel good about myself and my son tells me I am not fat anymore. Awesome.
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
There are no words to describe how Carly helped me. She was awesome . She was there for me to ask questions to and always had an answer, even if she didn’t know right then she would get an answer for me. Because I work with her I saw her almost everyday. Her asking me how I doing, and motivating me to keep going was just what I needed to wanna complete the challenge and the program, with her help we got 4 other people from work to start the 21 Day Fix program and with her motivation I am starting the P90 program soon.
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