Jennifer Hagen, age 39, lost 45 lbs with 21 Day Fix, 21 Day Fix EXTREME, The Master’s Hammer and Chisel, and the Beachbody Performance supplements. She entered her results into The Beachbody Challenge and won $1,000!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I started 21 Day Fix when my 4th baby was only 7 weeks old.4 I was 45 pounds overweight, feeling depressed, and had even scheduled a doctors appointment for two weeks out to hopefully get put on anti-depressants. I had no energy, and most days I had to will myself to get out of bed. I couldn’t stand how I looked in the mirror to the point that I turned my full length mirror in the bathroom around, so when I walked past it, I didn’t have to see myself. When I started the 21 Day Fix, I had to modify what Cat the modifier was doing, because I had no core strength. I was so badly out of shape.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
After my very first workout, I noticed an improvement in my overall mood. I actually felt a glimpse of happiness. Every time I pushed play, I would notice a surge of happiness, and my mind would feel less foggy and depressed. Within the first week, I would find myself pushing play twice a day, just to feel the positive increase in my mood. I ended up cancelling my doctors appointment for help with my feelings of sadness. As my mood improved, so did my body… I was able to loose 7 lbs and 13 1/2 inches my first 21 days.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
The greatest challenge I had before starting the 21 Day Fix was actually sticking with any one program. I have always yo-yo’d with my diet and weight. I have tried every diet pill, fad-diet, gimmick, and fad. I have struggled with my weight my entire life. Its always been really hard for me to get under 165 pounds. I even weighed that when I was in high school. This is the first time in my life that I have been able to get below 165 without diet pills. I am 145. I am in the best shape of my life at age 39 and after having 4 children. I am disciplined to my daily workouts now, and I no longer crave sugar. I have completed 21 Day Fix, 21 Day Fix EXTREME, and now two rounds of Hammer and Chisel, and am currently doing 22 Minuet Hard Corps. I became a Beachbody Coach in September 2015, and am pursing my NASM certification so I can continue extend my reach with my business. Beachbody has changed my life, physically, mentally, and financially!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I liked that the program was easy to follow and only required 30 min a day from me. I had just had my 4th baby, and had my hands full with a newborn, a 3-year-old, a 10-year-old, and a 19-year-old. Once I felt comfortable and strong with 21 Day Fix, I advanced to 21 Day Fix EXTREME. I saw amazing results by incorporating plyos with 21 Day Fix EXTREME. I very quickly moved onto The Master’s Hammer and Chisel. I loved the variety of workouts in H&C and the strength training with Sagi got me motivated to do Body Beast. I am now doing 22 Minute Hard Corps daily for my HIIT cardio hybrid with Body Beast weight training.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
Since May 2015, I have been able to lose 45 pounds and over 50 total inches from my body. The mental and emotional results far outweigh my physical transformation as well. I was feeling really low when I first started my program, I have now completed 4 programs, hybrid 2 at a time now, and feel great!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
Since completing my program, I have become a Beachbody Coach. I was able to leave my full time job away from the home and stay home with my children now. I have more strength and confidence than I did when I was 20 years old. I am turning 40 this year, and I am in the best shape of my life.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
Participating in Cristy Owens’ Challenge Groups helped me stay accountable and gave me the inspiration by watching others be successful. I completed 7 challenges with my Coach before I started running my own challenges. Cristy taught me the tools that I need to successfully create and run my own Challenge Groups on Facebook. I now run a monthly 21 Day challenge.
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
My Coach, Cristy Owens, not only supported me and encouraged me on my journey, she taught and mentored me on how to become a successful Beachbody Coach as well. She has never missed a day checking in with me and continuing her support. She has pushed me when I felt like giving up and always believed in me. She is not only my Beachbody Coach, she has become my friend and my mentor!
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 have not missed a day of Shakeology since starting my program in May 2015. It gives me the energy that I need to push through my daily workouts, while taking care of 4 kids and a new baby.2 I am now incorporating the Performance Line including Energize, Recover, and Creatine. I have explosive energy now to get through my weight training workouts and the recover formula helps my muscles recover quicker with less muscle soreness and fatigue.2
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.
4Always consult with your physician before commencing any fitness program or nutritional product if you are pregnant or postpartum.
2These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.