Whitney Shurtliff lost 25.4 lbs. in three rounds of 21 Day Fix. She entered her results into the Beachbody Challenge, and won the $500 Daily Prize for December 31st!
Whitney is an Independent Beachbody Coach.
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I felt very sluggish and lazy, especially with a newborn who kept us up all night. I used that as my excuse: “I would work out but I’m just so tired! Maybe when baby is sleeping through the night, then I will get my body back…” Then I came across the most wonderful Beachbody Coach who changed my mindset and changed my life! She was so supportive throughout everything! I lost two friends in a car accident during my first Challenge, and I just lost my grandma in the second Challenge. In those moments, I wanted to say “screw it,” and eat whatever I want and lay in bed all day. But with the support of my Coach, and her Challenge Groups, I was able to make it through those trials and come out on top. There is a drastic change in my life, and it’s rubbing off on my family. I couldn’t be happier!
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
After delivering my baby girl in April, I didn’t feel comfortable in my skin. I was having a hard time getting dressed every morning, because I was embarrassed with my body. I felt like I had to wear huge, baggy T-shirts to cover it all up. Enough was enough. I wanted to love my body again. After putting in the work to get there, I truly love myself again! And when I love myself, I’m able to love others in my life more fully.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
Definitely sweets! I always felt like I needed one in the afternoon and one after dinner! I was able to find healthy alternatives to fill that sweet tooth, and limited them to three times a week to take the place of a yellow container. Also, fruits saved me! I don’t crave the unhealthy treats as much, and find myself craving all those healthy sweets instead. I learned that, more than anything, planning is key! If you fail to plan, you plan to fail! And I was sick of planning to fail!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I can’t say enough good things about the 21 Day Fix! I love that it’s not a typical fad diet; it’s a change in my lifestyle! My friends always ask, “Aren’t you just going to put all that weight back on?” No way! There will be no relapsing for me, because the 21 Day Fix program changed my mindset about food. I didn’t just lose weight; I adapted a healthy lifestyle into my day-to-day routine.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I lost over 25 pounds (42 total since delivering my baby), and it’s not as much the number I’m proud of as it is my entire lifestyle change! I feel better and have so much more energy. I’m loving my body and myself again, and I’m so much happier in general! I can finally be that fun, happy, and active mom that I’ve been longing to be for my girls.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I’m healthier, happier, have so much energy, and love myself and my body! I’m exercising and eating well, and I just feel great about it!
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
I couldn’t have made it through the program without all of the support! I felt compelled to be accountable to my group. If I hadn’t worked out, I had to get it in! My Coach was constantly checking in on me and making sure I was on track. I definitely needed that!
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
She was my lifesaver! I could lean on her when I couldn’t find the strength myself. It’s funny how a complete stranger can become a close friend like that! She is motivating without being pushy, and always there when I needed her! I cannot say enough good things about Liz! ❤️
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?
I didn’t think that I would notice a difference by using Shakeology, but oh my! Shakeology is seriously a superfood! The energy it gives me is incredible. The way I have felt since having Shakeology daily is irreplaceable! Plus, it tastes delicious! It satisfies my sweet tooth daily. It has been so worth the money. The difference in my daily energy from my first round (not using Shakeology) compared to this last round (using Shakeology) is insane! I am so much happier and healthier that there is just no doubt in my mind the miracles it is working in my body! I get so excited for that monthly package to arrive.
Did you achieve any other measurable improvements with a Beachbody supplement, nutritional product, or program (e.g. blood pressure, blood sugar, triglycerides, etc.)?
I had hit my plateau in losing weight, but by adding Shakeology into my daily routine, it kick-started my body! I started losing more weight faster, and seeing my results get bigger and better.
You can change your life, too. Take the Beachbody Challenge for the tools you need to Decide, Commit, and Succeed! Complete any Beachbody program, and enter your results for a free gift and a chance to win cash and prizes.
*Results vary depending on starting point, goals, and effort.