“Beachbody Has Really Made Me Come to Love All Types of Workouts!”

“Beachbody Has Really Made Me Come to Love All Types of Workouts!”

Meet Ashlyn M.! She participated in The Beachbody Challenge and won the $500 Daily Prize for November 16th!

Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I have danced to keep active my entire life, but I always had serious issues with weight. I was a yo-yoer. I would get really big and then do very unhealthy things to crash diet before big events like prom, graduation, senior trip and then my wedding. It was extremely unhealthy.

What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
After my wedding in May of 2011, I just started getting bigger and bigger. I got pregnant at the beginning of 2012, and had my wonderful daughter in November of 2012. I was 200 lbs when I got pregnant, and gained another 60 during the pregnancy. Once she was here, I assumed the weight would fall right off, especially if I was nursing. Well, it didn’t. This led to a pretty severe case of depression. All I did was cry. I tried a few crash diet pills until at the end of Feb 2013. I had had enough, and I ordered INSANITY. I was ready for a change.

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 getting off of my butt and getting the workouts done. The Beachbody programs help with that because of the calendar. If someone is sitting there telling you exactly what to do and when to do it, it’s easy. If I miss a workout on the scheduled day now, it makes me feel so guilty.

What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
Well, I’ve done quite a few. INSANITY, Hip Hop Abs, Focus T25, 21 Day Fix, INSANITY: The Asylum Vol 1 and Vol 2, P90X3, PiYo, and I’m now doing P90X classic. I love them all in so many different ways! Beachbody has really made me come to love all types of workouts! The diversity in the different programs, or even the diversity within programs is what keeps me coming back for more!

Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I’ve gained a ton of energy, I’m much stronger and more flexible than I’ve ever been!. My skin looks better. Clothes feel better. I had a back problem with my sciatic nerve when I was in high school. Since I’ve been working out with Beachbody, it hasn’t flared up once. Not once! I mean 90 lbs and a ton of inches can completely change your life!

How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I’m all around just a happier person. I’m a better wife, mother and friend. I enjoy being active which will be great when my daughter gets older! I’ve motivated so many people. I love to live healthy which is the best accomplishment ever. I love to shop now which I never thought would happen. I’m more confident which in turn makes it easier for me to reach out and give back. Most of all, my daughter gets to have a good example on how to live an active healthy life!

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.