Meet Tory, age 30, from Cheyenne, WY. She entered The Beachbody Challenge in December 2014 and won $1,000!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
After my first two babies I was able to get back into great shape. Injuries happened, and I got pregnant with my third baby heavier than I would have liked. When he was just six months old (before I had been able to get back in shape) I discovered my older son had a tumor on his skull. With the stress of all that our family was going through, I turned 29 a couple months later, but felt like I was 65, and it was embarrassing. My kids would say things like “when will you be able to play with us again?”. I had completely stopped taking care of myself because I felt so overwhelmed and stressed all the time, and by this time I was borderline obese. I was determined to do something exciting for myself before I turned 30. Before I could make that a reality, I found out I was pregnant, again!!!! I had baby #4 a few days before I turned thirty. I gave myself 8 weeks to recover, and then I started training hard with the 21 Day Fix.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
Realizing the stress in my life isn’t going away anytime soon, I decided I couldn’t put off my health and happiness for another day when things are easier. It’s very likely that day will never come. I really wanted to be happy and fun mom for my kids, and I knew in order to be that person I needed to feel good about myself. My sister is a Beachbody coach and she knew just what to say to get me committed and light that fire in me again. She even purchased the 21 Day Fix program for me as a 30th birthday present. I wanted this for myself no matter what, but she helped me to stop procrastinating and just get. it. done!
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
Eating correctly is definitely my biggest challenge. Oh my gosh, I am a stress eater, and I love to eat in bed (only cupcakes and candy, of course)! In the past I would always prefer to just put in extra time at the gym and eat whatever I wanted. Now that I am older, that’s not really an option. Plus, that wasn’t really the healthiest idea anyways. 21 Day Fix has been perfect to help me retrain my brain and develop healthier eating habits that I can maintain permanently.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
The meal plan is fantastic. I love that the changes can easily be sustained for an entire lifetime. Definitely not a fad diet. I also LOVE that the program grows with you. In the beginning I had to do a lot of modifications and was still getting a great work out. Now I feel like I am in pretty great shape. I am back to running long distances, and I can now do the workouts without modifying, but I control my intensity and pace and get a great workout no matter what kind of shape I am in.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I have lost almost 35 pounds!!! I am the most proud of my tummy! I know that seems weird if you are looking at my pictures, but it has come SOOOO far! I have a lot of work to do still, but I have FOUR kids (one is only 7 months old) and I am starting to see definition in my abs!! It feels so great. I am proud that I fit in clothes I haven’t worn in five years, and I am proud that I am not burned out at all. I am proud of my energy levels, and I am proud of the changes I have made with my family. We ALL eat better and we are having WAY more fun together!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I am comfortable in my own skin again, and just so much more free! I am no longer ashamed to be in pictures with my kids. I actually put on “real” clothes because I don’t feel the need to cover up my fat rolls with a hoodie and sweats. I am dancing again (which I love), and at the risk of sounding cliché… I am so much happier! Plus, I never get sick anymore, and I attribute that to a healthy body and drinking Shakeology.
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