Beachbody Results: Allison Lost 54 Pounds and Won $500

Beachbody Results: Allison Lost 54 Pounds and Won $500

Allison Holt lost 54 lbs. with 21 Day Fix, P90X3, 21 Day Fix EXTREME, ChaLEAN Extreme, and the Beachbody Performance Supplements. She entered her results into the Beachbody Challenge, and won the $500 Daily Prize for August 25th!

Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I had tried counting calories. I had tried little bouts of simple workout DVDs or attending the apartment gym. I even went with a friend, but it never lasted. I never loved it. I always fell off, ate tons of sugar, and then was just so unhappy about myself. I hid behind clothes. I hid behind whatever I could, because I was just so unhappy with myself. I hated that I looked so disgusting, felt so unhealthy, and felt like my body just was not mine. In my mid-20s, I felt like I just did not have any control over my body or how I felt.

What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I went to see a new family doctor, and he told me I was technically obese. Though I had just barely gone over the obese line, I realized I could not be in that range. I was unhappy, felt yucky, and was really self-conscious. I was more than ready to see change; I just didn’t know how to start. I didn’t know how to exercise or eat proper portions. I was seeing inspirational posts from a couple of friends (and incidentally Beachbody Coaches!) on social media, and their inspirational messages helped me to get going and realize I could do something about my body. When one reached out and offered 21 Day Fix, I was hesitant but ready for something to happen in my life for the better.

What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
Just getting started and committing was hard. I was so hesitant, and I had no idea what I was doing. And even now looking back, I can’t believe I convinced myself to do it, because I do not like change. But I was so unhappy with myself, I figured anything was better than nothing. I had reached the lowest of lows for myself. Beachbody, my Coach, and my accountability group helped me overcome my fears by giving me the tools I needed to make change into healthy habits. I was accountable to myself and to my group every single day and I stuck with it, because I could see and feel the changes happening within myself. But I would not have been able to stick with it without the help and encouragement of the Challenge Group.

What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I started out with 21 Day Fix. I liked the simple, modifiable workouts, which offered variety, and straightforward nutrition. After that, I moved on to P90X3, and I loved Tony and his energy. I enjoyed the versatility in the program, and I never felt like I was bored during those 90 days. I saw a lot of change during this program. I dabbled with 21 Day Fix EXTREME next and enjoyed the difficulty of the moves while allowing for modifications as well! I moved on to ChaLEAN Extreme after that, and loved being able to build lean muscle and lose inches all over my body with simple hand weights. Chalene definitely helps you understand how to build muscles during this program.

Beachbody Results: Allison Lost 54 Pounds and Won $500

Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I have lost a quarter of my body weight. I have lost four to five dress/pant sizes. I can do strength and resistance workouts that I never imagined possible at the beginning of my journey. I can push myself hard and complete much more than my mind believes I can. I have stuck with it. I have not fallen off the wagon of health and fitness, because I have seen the results. I feel good. I love my body and what it does for me. I have become a regular rock climber (something I struggled with a lot at the beginning of my fitness journey) and practice yoga routinely. I have increased my strength inside and out throughout this entire process.

How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
My life has entirely changed due to these Beachbody programs. I have found that I can make change happen in myself. I have found that I can do anything I put my mind to. I am healthy in my body. I am confident. I am happier and ready to take on anything. I am someone I never thought I would be because I have accomplished something I never thought possible. I never imagined myself being a size 6/8. I was always plus-size and wore an XL shirt. Now to walk into a store and be able to pick up a medium that fits is incredible.

How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
The Challenge Group atmosphere is one of my favorite things about doing Beachbody programs. I love connecting with others, finding common interests, and supporting one another on these journeys. I was held accountable for my goals, and I always thought twice about “cheating” when it came to having to report to the Group about it!

How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
Amber is one of the most generous and loving people I know. She is always there for me when I have a question, and she is so supportive in everything. I love being able to chat with her about anything — fitness-related or not. She is a person I am so happy to call my friend and my Coach. She is always there to help out and answer questions when I need it. She has coached me and introduced me to countless people that have helped form me into the person I am today, and I am so thankful for that.

How did a Beachbody supplement, nutritional product, or program (such as Shakeology or Beachbody Ultimate Reset) support your transformation? What are the greatest benefits you gained? Did you see benefits to your energy, sleep, mood/mental clarity, or digestion/regularity?
I started using Shakeology in December 2015 to help continue my weight loss. I have found that I feel better and can make better decisions throughout the day when I have Shakeology first thing in the morning. If I do not drink it, I can tell a difference mentally, and my energy level is not as high without it! I have also used Beachbody Performance Energize since this spring, and I love it. I love the energy it gives me to complete workouts and moves that I don’t feel physically or mentally up to. It gives me the extra boost I need to get through the tough moves!

You can change your life, too. Take the Beachbody Challenge for the tools you need to Decide, Commit, and Succeed! Complete any Beachbody program, and enter your results for a free gift and a chance to win cash and prizes. What program are you committing to next?

Results vary depending on starting point, goals, and effort.