Meet Yolanda R. She participated in The Beachbody Challenge® and won the $500 Daily Prize for January 15th!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?*
My life before I started the program was active and I enjoyed working out. However in late 2013 I was diagnosed with a torn meniscus and some other issues that were hindering my ability to fully workout properly as well as not feeling the desire to align my nutrition which was poor at the time. I was experiencing what I call a” bad season” in my life that had been going on for a couple years.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?*
There are couple components that inspired me to begin the transformation journey I embarked upon in June 2014. 1) My current coach who highly suggested and educated me on Beachbody and what it has to offer. She also believes and lives by the Beachbody motto “Decide.Commit.Succeed”. 2) It was time I made some changes and got myself to where I was and have always been-in a healthier body and feeling good about myself. 3) The perseverance and determination that I can do this-but do it one day at a time and not expect immediate results.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?*
For me the greatest challenge was following an eating plan(I started with 21 day Fix), writing down every meal I consumed, and doing workout videos at home. Beachbody helped me overcome this because it was simple, precise and not boring. I have never been one to press play on my DVD unless it was for a movie. Having to workout at home was challenging but the workouts were inline with some that I had done previously so I was a bit familiar and not intimidated.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?*
In this journey I started with 21 Day Fix(even had the pleasure of meeting Autumn at an event)which I still to this day follow the eating plan to the T. I incorporated Shakeology in this journey and couple other Beachbody products and now lastly but not least PiYo. I took on PiYo Sept and ended it on Nov 2 and it has defined and sculpted my to where I’m currently at. I was diagnosed with a torn meniscus back in late 2013 which contributed to “bad season” and doing PiYo for a two month period sculpted and defined my body without causing pain to my knee. This program also made me more flexible which although I have always been active never had the flexibility as I do today. Seeing the results I did from completing PiYo are incredible. I’m thankfully and cannot express how happy I Am that I purchased this program allowing me to achieve these results. The program had its intensity however it was easy to follow with such a motivating instructor (Chalene Johnson) making you want more!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?*
The results I have achieved are weight loss, healthier lifestyle and a definition of my body that I never thought I would achieve or possible. I’m most proud of the definition I obtained through PiYo. Its funny at times you look at the incredible results of others and think it is not possible and may even think they are possibly photoshopped. I now realize that those results can be actual and obtained if you commit and are disciplined.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?*
My life has changed by allowing me to fully endorse, support and sell a name that does work and will get you results for as long as you follow it. My life has changed by educating me on proper nutrition and offering a variation of food options which accompany the programs I have utilized during this journey.
Would you like to nominate your Team Beachbody Coach for the role that he or she played in your success?*
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
Participating in a Challenge Group allowed me to see that others shared similar challenges as well as provide support when times were good and bad. Being able to see incredible results from others kept me motivated and inspired. Participating in Challenge Group provided me with a network of POSITIVE of individuals on the same journey.
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
My Team Beachbody supported me on my journey by first and foremost introducing me to Beachbody. Educating me on the products and the results once you commit to any of the great products. My Team Beachbody supported me on my journey also by holding me accountable and staying connected during the journey. My Team Beachbody supported me by sharing my accomplishments no matter how small with others on our Challenge Groups.
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 implemented Shakeology the moment I started the first program and continue to diligently incorporate it everyday. Drinking Shakeology has also curved my cravings tremendously to the point that I do not crave sweets which for me that is a huge accomplishment on its own. I do not feel hungry and do gets the spurts of energy.
How did a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program affect any existing health conditions you have?
Beachbody Nutritional Product assisted in weight lost therefore resulting in better sleep(less sluggish) and more energy.
Did you achieve any other measurable improvements with a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program? (e.g. Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, triglycerides, etc…)
Unfortunately I did not see a doctor prior to starting the program therefore can not state what other variables have improved. However a weight loss of 50 pounds would lead me to believe that I’m in a healthier body.
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 shirt and a chance to win cash & prizes.