Meet Chelsey S. She lost 49.7 lbs with FOCUS T25 & INSANITY MAX:30. She entered her results into The Beachbody Challenge, and won the $500 Daily Prize for April 14th!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I have really struggled with my weight for the past 5 years. I started working a desk job and gained 70 pounds fast. I was always tired, moody, and hated the way I looked. Working full time, and being a mom, I never made time for myself because I felt like there wasn’t any time. I use to work out regularly, and I knew I would feel better if I would just get up and do it. I was 23 with high blood pressure, and I felt like nothing would help me lose weight. I wasn’t a happy wife or person. I always felt like whatever I did somebody would be looking at me thinking “why is that big girl wearing that?” or “omg her butt is so big”. I never felt comfortable in my skin. I was content though because I had a husband and a beautiful daughter.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I had just given birth to my second child in December and I gained 46 pounds with the pregnancy. After giving birth, I decided to start eating better and working out. I was doing the elliptical and a few other work outs. It was hard to keep it up when I wasn’t seeing results. Having two kids, I knew I wanted to get into shape. With Focus T25 only being 25 min I said why not. It was time I got my body back, and I wanted to wear shorts in the summer and feel comfortable
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
My biggest challenge was sticking with a program. I tried INSANITY and enjoyed it, but after a few weeks my knees hurt and it was taking up too much time. I really thought it didn’t matter what I did, after 2 kids and gaining so much I wouldn’t be able to get my body back. I started T25 knowing it was 25 minutes. I love Shaun T. He is amazing. I love to push myself to the point where I can’t push anymore and he helps me get there. I feel like he is in my living room cheering me on. He is my workout partner. I feel like he knows when I’m not pushing as hard as I can. It was also how fast I started to notice a change. After two weeks I felt better and looked better
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
The length of the program and Shaun T. I don’t even want to try another program because this one is great.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I started wanting to lose weight. After a couple of weeks, the biggest improvement was my core. After giving birth you literally have no muscles left in you stomach. It felt like jello. I could barley do any of the core workouts at first. I now feel like my stomach is my strongest part of my body. I also have so much energy and stamina. I am not a runner, and could not run more then 10 seconds before T25. I can now run a mile without stopping, which is huge for me.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I plan on completing the program again for even better results. I can honestly say I will not let myself go ever again, and it’s all thanks to T25. Now that I have finished MAX:30, I am INSANITY certified to teach classes. I am so into fitness and living a healthy life thanks to these programs and Beachbody!
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
It really helped me to push play everyday because MAX:30 was no joke.
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
She was always checking on me and is very supportive.
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