The day Lori decided she was done being held back by her weight, she made the first step toward her new future.
In the process, she got stronger and more confident and created a new, healthy relationship with food.
Read more about Lori’s amazing transformation:
Lori’s Life, Before
“I have been overweight my entire adult life.
I gained 60 pounds with my pregnancy and then 60 more pounds after that. With each child, I gained more and more weight.
I hated my body. I hated mirrors. I never wore nice clothes or jewelry because I didn’t want anyone to see me. I never had the energy to do anything with my kids. Even taking them to the park was a challenge. I’d take them out and have to come home and take a nap.
I was depressed, and miserable, even after I divorced and remarried someone AMAZING! The negativity in me was huge and it affected everything around me.
The final straw was when I had to get headshots taken for work. I almost called in sick that day and cried and cried because I didn’t want to get them done. I was being held back by my weight and I was over it.”
“Listening to Autumn say, ‘It doesn’t get easier; you get stronger,’ really hit a nerve with me.
I felt very empowered and that empowerment helped me see my worth. Getting my head right about food was a big challenge, too. The portion-control container system is amazing for this.
I had some knee and ankle problems as well, but there were always modifiers (low-impact versions of exercise moves), and I was always made to feel like I COULD do a program.
I liked 21 Day Fix because I felt like I got a little stronger every day. With ChaLEAN Extreme, lifting the heavy weights gave me such a sense of power; frankly, I felt like a badass!
With 21 Day Fix EXTREME, it challenged me and I LOVED it.
Shaun Week showed me I was stronger and could do more than I ever thought I was capable of.
Lastly, SHIFT SHOP was the real game-changer. It pushed me harder than any program, yet Chris Downing was so motivating and inspiring.
I pushed myself to the edge almost every time. I knew he had my back. I also liked that he would answer questions on Facebook if we needed them.”
Lori’s Life, After
“I have lost 107 pounds since my journey started!
I went from a 3XL to a large. I can finally find clothes that fit. I have not been under 200 lbs. since I was 18 (I’m 44).
I am most proud of the relationship I have with food. I use food as fuel and not for comfort. I no longer emotionally eat.
The biggest change is the positivity I have and express every day. I look back at prior years’ Facebook posts, and I was so negative. Not anymore. I can overcome anything, and that’s something to be positive about. I feel AMAZING!
I’m more confident than I have ever been in my life. I now understand that I deserve so much more in my life. I’m able to do things with my kids. I’m able to go on long hikes or even be out and about shopping all morning without having to come back and take a nap.
I have been told that my positivity has made a difference in other people’s lives. That’s why I became a Team Beachbody Coach.
Now I’m inspiring others to change their habits and lead a healthy lifestyle. That is an amazing blessing.”
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