Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I was depressed, drinking daily, and angry. I hated my body and never shopped for clothes because I would get so discouraged. I had zero energy to play with my kids, and I was very stressed.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I had enough of the pity party. I was developing into an alcoholic, and I wasn’t the best mom I knew I could be. So I did this for my girls. I want to be a strong, vibrant, and inspirational example to them.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
Giving up the vices (alcohol) I would use to suppress my depression. At least I thought it suppressed, but it really made it worse. Shakeology, P90X3, PiYo, INSANITY, and 21 Day Fix have been amazing to my body and spirit! I feel alive again. I feel I can do so much in this life!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I love PiYo because it gave me a chance to gain strength. Chalene really broke down the moves, and they are simple to remember so you have them down in about a week. I get bored quick so having different workouts was great. And I had it On Demand so I could do it anywhere, no more excuses — the park, the patio, a friend’s house, etc. Anywhere! So convenient! And I love Chalene; she is so cute. Shaun T is great and INSANITY pushed me, but I won’t be doing INSANITY anytime soon (lol).
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I have more flexibility and energy. I can’t believe I can do a plank for 60 seconds! And the endurance I have gained is amazing! I can walk a flight of stairs without feeling faint.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
It has changed my life on so many levels. My relationship with my kids is better, I’m happier, and I’m more comfortable in my skin, which means I can shop again. I have so much energy, it’s crazy. I feel alive again!
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 is the key to keeping consistency. It’s great to be a part of a group where everyone is on the same mission. Just when you want to give up, someone posts an inspirational message to pull you through.
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
By checking in on me and encouraging me through the Challenge Group was amazing! I’m glad I had Steve and Nicole along the way. I knew they believed in me, so I knew I could believe in me too.
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?
OMG Shakeology is the best thing ever. I no longer need coffee to function, no foggy brain in the AM, and the energy level is cray cray!2 If I don’t do anything else, Shakeology will always be a part of my daily routine.
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†Results vary depending on starting point and effort.
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