†Results vary depending on starting point and effort. Danielle is an independent Beachbody Coach.
Danielle Laube participated in The Beachbody Challenge and won the $500 Daily Prize for July 9th!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I never had an issue with my weight until my first pregnancy. I was told most my life I had “a fast metabolism.” I played sports, and even worked at a gym for over 5 years. I would work out causally. Every once in awhile, I would really get into it but eventually I’d quit. I wasn’t too concerned about my health. I was generally happy with the way I looked. There was problem areas, but for the most part I didn’t really care.
The truth is, I was completely unhealthy. I was going out 4 nights a week, drinking, and eating crap. Junk food and sweets were my best friends. I never thought twice about how my lifestyle was effecting my body. After I married my husband, in 2009, I found out I was pregnant. I continued to eat everything and anything I wanted. I gained 55 lbs with my first son.
I thought after having my child, my body would just magically come right back. Boy, was I wrong. To make this more difficult, I had my son through cesarean section. It was the first time I actually hated the way I looked. Everything on my body was different and that “fast metabolism” no long existed. I was having a huge problem with my self esteem. I decided one day that I was going to take control of my health.4
My husband and I decided to take the P90X challenge. We worked out every day and stuck to the eating plan. After 3 months, I was back to my pre-pregnancy weight.4 But I wanted more. I ordered INSANITY and had amazing results. I thought I was in the best shape of my life. However, I still wasn’t completely in control of my eating. When I found out I was pregnant with my second, I was determined not to make the same mistakes I did the first time. This pregnancy I was going to be healthy and fit. I would manage what I was putting in my body. I gained 25lbs that time. More importantly my son went full term and was 100% healthy.
When I was ready to get back into shape I discovered the second C-section is a lot harder to recover from! I was sure I would never have a normal stomach again. Anyone who has experienced a C-section is most likely aware of the dreaded “C-Section shelf.” I thought I’d never bounce back. It was hard finding time to work out. Handling a toddler and a newborn was a challenge. But thankfully FOCUS T25 entered my life. 25 minutes; who doesn’t have time for that? So I decided again to go for it. It still amazes me today how only 25 minutes a day can transform you. I’m now healthier than I’ve ever been in my life.4
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
My family inspired me. Everything starts with mom! If mom is unhappy and unhealthy, than what good am I to my family? I am the one who sets the tone for eating and lifestyle for my boys. I want them growing up with a good example: a mother who does everything in her power to keep her body healthy.
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.
4Always consult with your physician before commencing any fitness program or nutritional product if you are pregnant or postpartum.