†Results vary depending on starting point and effort. Diane is an independent Beachbody Coach.
Meet Diane D, age 36 from San Francisco, CA. She entered The Beachbody Challenge in February 2015 and won $1,500!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I had a tragic event occur in my life: my parents disowned me because of my interracial relationship with my now husband. This destroyed me, and I did not know how to deal with it, and so I dove into my work to ignore the thoughts and began to feed my emotions with food. In January 2012, I looked in the mirror and did not recognize the woman starting back at me. I weighed in at 298 pounds (150 pounds over my normal weight). I was overweight, stressed, filled with sadness, deeply depressed, felt completely defeated, and had a bad relationship with food. I knew something needed to change, and I needed to be that change! And so I embarked on a journey to lose 100 pounds and rediscover myself and the life that I had lost. Today, I’m proud to announce I have lost 135 pounds, have overcome my depression, and am in the best health and shape of my life!
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
I encountered multiple challenges in my journey, but my biggest challenges was that I was a business traveler, and I traveled out of state weekly. I lived in and out of airports and hotel rooms 4-5 days per week. I also worked 12-15 hour days which left me with limited time to focus on me, my health, or my fitness. The Beachbody program was amazing at helping me overcome this challenge because of its convenience. I was able to travel with Shakeology packets, begin to improve my health on the road, and also I was able to incorporate a fitness routine into my day because I could push play in my hotel room on my own time. I felt a sense of accomplishment in my routine, it was something I could travel with, and incorporate easily in my super crazy, busy lifestyle.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I love that Focus T25 was 25 minute, didn’t require weights, and I could take it on the road with me when I traveled for work. I transformed my life and body working out 4-5x a week in a hotel room !
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I started my journey in January 2012 with Slim in 6. Within 90 days, I lost 60 pounds and began to feel healthier, happier, and I like I was beginning to regain control of my life again. I then moved on to other programs, but T25 really transformed my body a helped me shed the excess weight. Today I have lost 135 pounds, regained control of my life, overcome my depression, and am healthier than I have ever been in my life. I am filled with hope and happiness. I am proud of my entire journey! Beachbody transformed my life!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
Beachbody has transformed my life is so many ways, and I am forever grateful. Prior to Beachbody, I was obese, severely depressed, and in a bad relationship with food. After being introduced to Beachbody , I have lost 135 pounds, improved my overall health, overcome my severe depression, and I have learned to incorporate health and fitness into my life. I was such a strong believer in Beachbody that I became a Beachbody Coach to help, inspire, and motivate others to achieve their dreams. Not only has Beachbody saved my life, but it has allowed me to discover my passion and purpose in life. Today I officially resigned from my corporate career of 14 years to become a full-time Beachbody Coach, and design and live my dream life with my husband.
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 was very helpful to me because it kept me accountable, and also it motivated me to continue moving forward. As I mentioned, I travel every week with my career and work 12-15 hour days, when I return to my hotel room the last thing I wanted to do was work out at times. I would log onto Facebook and check out the Challenge Group and find people making the time to work out and making sacrifices to reach their goals. This motivated me to do the same. I found so much support within the team which made me feel like I was in a team moving forward towards a common goal of getting healthy and fit, which began to change my mind set, and I began to taking steps towards a new lifestyle with other like minded individuals!
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
Oh my gosh, where do I begin? My Coach Barbie Decker has been my inspiration through my journey. She is there to answer any questions I may have about fitness and nutrition and also keeps me motivated and inspired with her words of wisdom. She was my faith when I didn’t have it within myself, she believed in me when I had given up hope, and she was my courage when I felt defeat. I can’t thank her enough for her support and friendship!
How did a Beachbody Supplement or 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, digestion/regularity?
I always tell people that Shakeolgoy is my secret weapon in my journey. When I’m traveling, its challenging to find and or make healthy food choices, and I love that I had Shakeology to provide me with all the nutrients I needed per day in one little packet! I also completed the Beachbody Ultimate Reset, and it was amazing! It helped me rebuild a new relationship with food.
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