Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I have three children and ever since I had my first in 2008, I struggled to lose the weight. After four years of pushing myself and not eating nearly as much as I should, I went from 150 lbs. to 125 lbs. When I became pregnant with my second and gained a healthy 20 lbs., I struggled to lose it after giving birth in 2012.4 I remained 145 for a year and became pregnant with my third. Because of premature labor, I was placed on bedrest the last 13 weeks of my pregnancy, causing me to skyrocket to 180 lbs. After giving birth, I was diagnosed with obesity and I struggled to lose the weight despite healthy eating and exercise.4 Finally, a friend directed me to Beachbody, where I ordered INSANITY, and then 21 Day Fix and Shakeology. I have been drinking it daily for the last year, and my life has forever changed.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I witnessed a friend’s transformation, but mainly my family motivated me to push myself. I struggled to keep up with my children, and my relationship with my husband was struggling because I lacked self-confidence.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
I had zero strength and endurance. I struggled going up stairs and couldn’t catch up with my children. I was embarrassed to always ask our oldest son or husband to get our daughter. Beachbody has truly changed my life. I went from only being able to run for 30 seconds to now running 5–7 miles on a daily basis with a 7-minute mile. I can easily keep up with my children, and I feel amazing in my new body. I will never have a gym membership again!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I love how 21 Day Fix teaches you healthy portions with the ease of using the containers. I have learned about different foods, and I love that it is only a 30-minute workout, which I am able to easily do in the mornings or the evenings. For the first time, I have arms that are toned and defined.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
My weight loss is a huge achievement, but I’m most proud of my newfound confidence. My entire body is toned, and I have never experienced strength like I have now.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
My entire life was changed. I went from having low self-esteem and a poor body image to being someone who is proud of my body, scars from being pregnant, and my flaws. I love how with each workout, I can push myself further and still feel the burn. I love how Shakeology has helped regulate my digestion system.2 I have more energy, and my family life has improved tremendously.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
Being in the Challenge Group helped me stay motivated and push myself to get results.
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
Justin was always encouraging me to push myself harder and not give up during my weakest moments.
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 was a huge part of my transformation. It curbed my cravings and allowed me to get in my daily nutrition during the busiest time of the day for me — breakfast.2 Having three children and being on-the-go nonstop, breakfast was always the last thing on my mind. Now it’s the first thing on my mind.
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†Results vary depending on starting point 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.