Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I am a busy 45-year-old working mother of 3 kids. I was really feeling down about myself because “I let myself go”. I lost all my confidence and had such low energy levels all the time. I knew something had to change. I never put my health and fitness as a priority in my life.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I saw my childhood friend, now my Beachbody Coach, transform himself in a relatively short time. The way he felt before his program was like looking in a mirror. One day he took the chance to ask me if I would be interested in trying it myself… I figured what did I have to lose?! I wanted to transform my life and body too!
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
I have always been relatively thin my whole life, but with age and delivering three beautiful babies, my body seemed to have abandoned me. I found myself becoming a “skinny fat” person… I tried boot camp years ago, but the difficulty and time commitment just set myself up to fail. Beachbody’s 21 Day Fix was the perfect program to get me back on track slowly but with physical results. After 2 rounds, I moved up to 21 Day Fix EXTREME. I was floored at how defined my body became in just 3 weeks! How could I not find 30 minutes a day in the comfort of my own home without worrying about what I was wearing?! Autumn’s encouragement in the DVDs along with the encouragement online with the accountability groups kept me going everyday. I am honestly happier today and have my confidence back! All it took was hitting play, and getting through the next 60 seconds!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I loved how jump starting back into a healthier lifestyle after years of no exercise could be daunting, and intimidating. I chose the 21 Day Fix because I saw it had real results that were rooted not just in exercise, but well rounded nutrition too. It was just what I needed and I had never seen any other program that walked you through it like this one did. I love it! I used Shakeology as part of my nutrition plan and I love that I feel like I am having a tasty smoothie everyday but yet it’s my healthiest meal of the day!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I have lost 20 lbs and 15.75 inches total! I can’t believe the energy I have gained back! I have so much muscle definition in my abs and upper body now, I feel like I am in better shape than when I was 25! My greatest achievement has been getting my inner confidence back. I finally feel proud of myself and there is nothing that is better than that!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I have my confidence back. I know that happiness comes from the inside, but when I was really unhappy with the outside it took its toll on me emotionally. Finding the courage to start the 21 Day Fix has helped me feel strong physically and emotionally again. I am smiling so much more, dare to do more-and I couldn’t be happier with my decision to join The Beachbody family. My enthusiasm has been contagious and a few friends are going to be starting their own journey back to a healthy lifestyle. I love that I could pay it forward and help others too!
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
Yes, we checked in on each other daily to ensure we did our workouts. We helped encourage each other when we had news to share. It was a great group for offering various meals to try as well. In addition to my personal group I joined a Beachbody sponsored accountability page and it was so encouraging! I looked forward to reading all the posts and I wanted to post more myself as a result.
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
Don has such a positive attitude that I didn’t want to let him down. He always found a way to encourage the group overall, yet to highlight each of us in our own mini achievements! He has really become a better man since he started Beachbody. He leads by example!
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 loved Shakeology! It was not only delicious and made me feel like I was having a tasty smoothie everyday, but the amount of energy I have now is amazing! I can honestly say I feel great, I sleep great!2 I feel whole again!
How did a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program affect any existing health conditions you have?
I have had stomach issues for 25 years, but I can honestly say, I feel amazing since I started Shakeology!2 Better than I have felt in years! I am a customer for life!
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†Results vary depending on starting point, goals, and effort.
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