Meet Celeste M. She lost 30 lbs with TurboFire, INSANITY, FOCUS T25, and Hip Hop Abs. She entered her results into The Beachbody Challenge, and won the $500 Daily Prize for May 28th!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Mother of 3 girls, work full time, and always seem to be running. Three years ago I started with Team Beachbody products. I wasn’t happy with my appearance or life. I completed TurboFire 3x. I then moved on to INSANITY and completed the program twice. I then took on the Hybrid of TurboFire and INSANITY. I started Hip Hop Abs in April 2013 and completed it twice. HHA finally helped me reach all of my other goals. I went to start FOCUS T25 Sept. 2013, and unfortunately I hit another life changing event, I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. I had to put off the start of T25 until I had some restrictions lifted. I did continue to push play through my treatments and surgery. I started T25 the end of June 2014 with my daughter. I love T25 and that the work outs give me a little time back into the day. I love the way I feel and look. I can wear the same size jeans now as my 17 year old. That is a pretty awesome feeling. Doctors were amazed with my daytime energy and I honestly think Beachbody help me heal from this disease.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
The infomercial for TurboFire inspired me to start my journey. Made me feel like I can do this! That was my start 3 years ago. T25 at first scared me. Not sure why…but then a friend, and Coach, Yolanda said…what are you afraid of? You completed INSANITY not once, but three times. Even though I didn’t get to start when I had planned, Coach Yo was great support and would check on me. Made sure I was not doing too much during my treatments. Now I have been able to complete T25 and beat cancer, no reasons to be afraid and I did it! Life is Golden. My girls are proud of me , and encourage me to keep pushing play. I even had my 17 year old joining me on mornings. She was able to experience what I was always telling her, and has now taken T25 to college with her. I recommend Beachbody and tell my story for anyone looking for that fitness change. Beachbody infomercial… sucks me in. I find myself sitting there watching them, and wondering which program will I tackle next? 21 Day Fix? PiYo?
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
The biggest challenge was knowing that I could do the program, with each one that I took on. Team Beachbody programs are a real work out, worth every penny. You have to push play to see that you can do it… even if you don’t have the right moves at first or can’t keep up. I like when a modifier is included in a program. Eventually you do get all the moves down, and gain the strength and endurance to keep up. With determination you can do it, and you keep pushing play. I believe you get out of the program what you put into it. Focus is the key word, not only for T25 but any program… I was Focused.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I started Beachbody products April of 2011. It is now 800 work outs later… I have completed TurboFire, INSANITY, Hip Hop Abs and Hybrids between these programs. Most recently I have completed FOCUS T25. I received T25 last September and then was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. I decided it was not the time to start a new program. I decided to stay on Hip Hop Abs. I completed chemo, surgery, radiation and then started T25. I was able to complete the program before my next surgery. It is a great program for any age. Tanya as a modifier is wonderful. I had to use her at times as I was not able to do some moves without the modification due to the radiation I received. T25 gave me something to look forward to during this time in my life… I couldn’t wait to start. I amazed my doctors that I exercised through my experience. It was my focus and I honestly believe it helped me with my recovery. Beachbody kept me strong and gave me energy to get through my days.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
With Beachbody you are given the tools to change your body the correct way. The weight and inches come off the correct way. You will sweat like you never thought you could… your knees and elbows will drip… did you think that could happen? I am proud all the way around. Body, mind, and physically. There are so many programs Beachbody has available, you just have to see what is right for your body and what you want to accomplish. I have passed all of my goals. I am wearing smaller clothes than I ever thought. High School days. I have changed my routine to make my time first thing in the morning before any interruptions. I eat better and feel much healthier. I am proud of my accomplishment and I am proud to have life! I will continue to push play and keep my programs as my daily routine. This way my body will stay toned, keep me in shape, and it provides the energy I need for my days.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
My has changed that I am happier with how I feel and look. I am not disgusted with myself. I am comfortable in my clothes. I am healthier, metabolism is higher, and stronger physically. Beachbody products also helped me get through a very difficult time in life…fight cancer…I pushed play everyday I was able to. During Chemo was the hardest but I had a focus and that was to be able to get out of bed and push that play button. The week that I would receive chemo was a good week 5-6 work outs. The week after chemo was more difficult and I was able to push play 3 days. Keeping in shape helped me kick the horrible disease to the curb. Boy was I kicking!
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
Since Yolanda has become my Coach the experience has been great. She communicated everyday and answers any question thrown her way. She has given support, encouragement, and suggestions. When I am down she brings me up. I am so very thankful that her and I connected. I will continue my journey with Yolanda, and keep seeking advice from her.
How did a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program affect any existing health conditions you have?
TurboFire, INSANITY, Hip Hop Abs, AND FOCUS T25 has made me healthier physically and mentally. It has made me feel better about myself not disgusted or ashamed. I do have more energy, more juice to go thru out the day. I am leaner, I am toner, I have definition, and I am physically stronger. No matter what, I am maintaning and I just keep pushing play and pushing myself. My body is not the same when I miss a day of my routine. I look forward to it and make sure to follow thru. I am proud of myself.
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