Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Before starting INSANITY MAX:30, I had no drive. My life was just happening around me, and it was like I was set on autopilot. I was unhappy with my life. I had no motivation, and was just sad. My body was getting out of control. I wasn’t even 30 yet, and was going to have to be put on high cholesterol medication. All the clothes I had in my closet I wasn’t able to wear, because everything was too tight or just showed the world how heavy I was becoming. I was struggling with low self-esteem, and didn’t have any joy to give to others or my family.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I knew there had to be a better way to how I was living my life. I woke up one morning like many others, and was just fed up with not having anything to wear but everything to wear. I lacked energy to do anything, even smile. I had done INSANITY before and lost 18 pounds. So when I saw that INSANITY MAX:30 had come out, I knew this would help me change things around again. I had nowhere to go but up. This came out just in time for a biggest loser contest at work. I could use this to amp things up and help me get an edge up on my coworkers.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
The biggest challenge I faced was eating. I worked evening shifts, and all we did at work at night was eat. All I did at home was eat — eat my feelings (happy, sad, etc.). I had to get my eating under control.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I liked how MAX:30 came with a guide for eating out, and snacks to get from any gas station on-the-go. 21DFX teaches what clean eating is, and makes it easy to eat healthy at home and on-the-go.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I let go of the self-doubt and negative self-image. I’m most proud of completing this program start to finish, and getting lasting effects of healthy, clean eating. I like to do 5Ks and found that I could run longer without stopping, and it improved my running time by two minutes per mile. I was able to stop binge eating. I became happier, and was in a better space mentally.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
Since completing this program, my children and husband notice I’m much happier. My coworkers also compliment me on how well I look. Most of all, this program has showed me that it’s much more than weight loss; it’s about knowing how to push to be the best I can be in every area of my life. This program has shown me that I have the power in me to do whatever I need and want to do. Even if I MAX OUT, it’s not the end of my journey. MAXING OUT is a way to see things in a positive light, and keep striving and pushing for better.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
The members of my Challenge Group motivated me every day when I didn’t feel like working out. I would see others posting about their workouts and meals that they would eat. That gave me my own motivation to eat better, and to post my own accountability pictures to show I am pushing play.
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
My Coach reached out to me with encouragement and tips to attack my workout when I felt burned out. She helped with a breakdown of the meal guide, and was there to help check on me and my own personal goals.
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?
E&E helped give me the edge and energy I needed to get through my workouts. Shakeology Chocolate Vegan was my meal replacement and gave me energy to get through my morning.
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