Meet Tracy C.! She participated in The Beachbody Challenge and won the $500 Daily Prize for December 9th!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Since adolescence I was always heavier set. I didn’t let it get in my way from pursuing my goals academically or in my career, but the weight was always in the back of my mind. Through college and with my diagnosis of depression and anxiety, my weight crept up on me going from a little over 200 lbs to over 300 lbs in a very short time. I made many grand declarations to “lose the weight,” but never successfully did. I would always get back up above 300 despite my efforts. After I got pregnant with my daughter and at full term reached 350lbs on the scale, I felt ashamed that I had let myself get to that point.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
In September 2012 I was just 32 years old with a beautiful 2 year old daughter and loving husband. I weighed in at 317 lbs. I left work one day thinking I was having a heart attack and was going to leave my family behind forever because of my selfish, unhealthy ways. That was my wake up call. I started slowly with walking, then running, and then counting calories. I had always heard about INSANITY, and seen the infomercials. After several months of getting my weight down, I told myself that when I reached 250 on the scale I would do INSANITY. From INSANITY, I went to Focus T25, and recently finished PiYo.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
At over 300 lbs when I began losing weight doing anything was a struggle, but with each pound lost I gained momentum. When I started INSANITY, it changed my life and propelled me further in my journey to lose the weight and get healthier than I could have ever imagined. I finally realized how STRONG of a person I truly was. I pushed myself to limits I didn’t even know I had. When I began INSANITY, I couldn’t do a single pushup jack. By the time I finished, I could do 20. Now finishing PiYo, I am still amazed at the things I can do with my body, like pulling myself up on slides into a pike! What?! Beachbody products changed my life. They showed me I am a strong woman who can become physically fit and be the healthy person I need to be for my family.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
My weight barely changed throughout PiYo, but my core and arms and back and everything got stronger and leaner! I was really excited that by the end of the program I could do a full tricep pushup on my toes! Never thought I could get there, but I did!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I stand taller. I feel stronger. With each Beachbody program I do, I always know I will get amazing results and my body will continue to change and get stronger.
You can change your life, too. Take the Beachbody Challenge, for the ultimate motivation to get fit! Select any Beachbody program and once you complete it, share your results for your chance to win cash and prizes.