Christine Kauffmann, age 37, lost 112 lbs. with P90X, FOCUS T25, INSANITY MAX:30, 21 Day Fix, 21 Day Fix EXTREME, Body Beast, TurboFire, and the Beachbody Performance supplements. She entered her results into the Beachbody Challenge, and won $6,500!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Before starting out with Beachbody, I was sad, angry, tired, and in pain physically and emotionally. I hated my body; it was a prison. I felt gross and unattractive. I felt worthless and never good enough. My body gave up on me, with a ruptured disc, thyroid disease, and fibromyalgia.* I couldn’t keep up with my family. I didn’t want to get out of bed. I cried all the time. I was defeated.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
My family inspired me, and they still do. I was tired of watching them live and not participating in it. I was tired of being resentful toward them because they could do things I couldn’t, or even worse, I wouldn’t, for fear of being self-conscious. I needed to be a part of their life, and I deserved it.
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 always felt like my back and diseases. I had to have surgery on my disc and the fear of re-injuring it was very real.* The pain from fibromyalgia made getting dressed a chore, and the thyroid was determined to keep me fat! But now I realize that the biggest fear I had was always feeling I wasn’t good enough. That feeling has been a life struggle. I never felt strong enough, smart enough, pretty enough, good enough…not anymore. I am enough!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I loved the way Body Beast made me feel! I felt strong, and then stronger and stronger with every workout. The meal plan is amazing! I will never eat differently. I really love that there is an option to continue to use the containers from 21 Day Fix. I find that it works really well with my digestive system.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
Overall, I have lost 112 pounds. That is an amazing achievement all by itself. However, I can’t choose just one achievement to be proud of. I have absolutely no pain. That is incredible. I have decreased my medicine dose three times in two years.o And if that isn’t enough, I have gained (scary word, right?!) my confidence and self-worth, as well as an overwhelming feeling of happiness. The biggest gain of all…my life. I live now. Fully. Happily. Confidently.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I live with intent to be better. I will forever have fitness in my life. I’m a calmer, more positive person. Beachbody will always be in my life. Shakeology is non-negotiable. Now, I have a need to help others do the same for themselves.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
They always hold me accountable, plus provide tips, hints, and recipes to stay on track. The Challenge Groups really keep you focused. They allow you to feel normal, because you see that your struggles are the same as others. Challenge Groups are a safe haven when you aren’t comfortable expressing yourself to your friends and family. They are a place of like-minded people.
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
She was always available for questions! She encouraged me to try Shakeology. She pushed me toward my goals, never allowing me to give up.
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?
Shakeology has done so much for me. I noticed in just the first few days that I had more energy. I wasn’t having digestive issues. I was more focused, craving less junk, and sleeping better.† I also noticed that my body — or maybe it was just my mind — was asking for Shakeology. Like the day wasn’t right without it.
How did a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program affect any existing health conditions you have?
I cannot even express my love for Shakeology. I also love, love, love Energize! Where has it been my whole life?! There’s no crashing, and it feels like a natural awake and refreshed feeling. I don’t get fatigued as quickly in my workouts, allowing for a better burn.
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.
Results vary depending on starting point, goals, and effort. Results achieved using Beachbody fitness programs, Shakeology, and Beachbody Performance supplements.
oConsult your physician before discontinuing or altering any prescribed medication.
†These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
*Always consult with your physician about your unique medical needs before starting any fitness program or nutrition product.