Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
My story started a long time ago. I had been a smoker for 26 years, and I have been overweight my whole life. In June of 2012, I had gotten divorced and turned to food to wipe away the tears. I gradually increased in weight until I reached a weight of 225 lbs. In October 2012, I decided to take control of my life. Every night for about two months, I woke up at 4 o’clock in the morning to the infomercial of INSANITY. In the month of October, I was tired of feeling the way I felt so I purchased INSANITY! I read through all the materials before I actually started the program. A week later, after some prep time, I started.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I always wanted the body of a weightlifter. I wanted to do an Ironman! I think this helped me to change my life around. I also have a co-worker that made me open my eyes after going to the hospital around 10 times that year due to obesity. I didn’t want my life to turn out that way.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
My greatest challenge before beginning any of my programs was soda and the smokes. How to quit for good was the biggest challenge. I think that drinking Shakeology helped me curb the soda part of my diet and being able to breathe when I worked out helped me keep my mind off the cigarettes.2
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
This program taught me how to eat clean.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I have lost 42 lbs. since March 8 with The Master’s Hammer and Chisel, the 3-Day Refresh, and 21 Day Fix EXTREME. I can’t thank the system enough. I believe in the system, and I believe in myself that anything is possible; you just have to believe.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
My life has changed in numerous ways, my self-esteem has never been better, my confidence has come back, and I am buying smaller clothing again. I have been getting a lot of compliments on my appearance, which has boosted my confidence to new levels. I also became a Coach back at the end of March.
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 held me accountable every day to sign in and post with pictures and what kind of Shakeology was on the menu for the day. I don’t think I could have accomplished this without the support.
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
My Coach helped hold me accountable by sending emails with recipes and healthy nutrition choices, kept in touch with me through the whole process, and encouraged me.
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 feel like a million dollars! Drinking Shakeology not only helped with my weight loss, but also gave me tons of energy and improved my mood.2 I am a very happy person!
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†Results vary depending on starting point and effort.
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