Anne Jamieson, age 25, lost 71 lbs with 21 Day Fix, The Master’s Hammer and Chisel, 22 Minute Hard Corps, 21 Day Fix EXTREME, and INSANITY MAX:30. She entered her results into The Beachbody Challenge and won $1,500!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Before I start Beachbody (21 Day Fix, The Master’s Hammer and Chisel, 22 Minute Hard Corps, 21 Day Fix EXTREME, and INSANITY MAX:30) I hated myself, I hated what I saw in the mirror, and I hated how I felt. I had no self confidence at all. I had no energy and was tired all the time. I tried to be the best mother, wife, and person in general as I could be, but I knew I could be better and do better for myself as well.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I have overcome a lot in my life. September 23, 2013 I quit smoking and that’s how the weight gain started. December 2015 I graduated College. I did all this while holding a full-time job and being a full-time mother to my two beautiful children. But, what I struggled with the most was my weight. Food became my new addiction as opposed to smoking. When I stepped on that scale and saw 198, I was devastated. I couldn’t do 3/4 of the things I wanted to do with my children because my weight was holding me back. I wasn’t happy. When I saw Annie Graves’ (my Coach) posts on Facebook I knew that Beachbody was what I needed to change my health around. Annie gladly helped me, and ever since I have been working out daily, drinking my Shakeology once a day, using my color coded containers for portion control, and have been dedicated to get to my goals and dreams. So, my children, my husband, my Coach, and team members have all inspired me in many ways, and I will forever be grateful for that.
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 faced before beginning the program is myself. I knew I could do it, but I gave up which got me to fail so many times. But, I knew my hardest critic, and the only thing standing in my way, was me. So, I trusted my Coach, I trusted the Beachbody programs, and I have not looked back at all. This has been the best choice ever. At first I felt selfish to take 30-40 minutes a day to myself. Being a mother and a wife you always put other peoples needs ahead of your own. But, I now understand that it is not selfish of me. It’s 30-40 minutes that I take to myself for myself, and I can finally say that I love myself again. My confidence is back, I have all the energy in the world, and I couldn’t be more proud of where I am now, as opposed to where I was back in January. I am a better mother, wife, and person in general because of Beachbody. I have found myself again, and more importantly I love myself again. I did it for me, and that’s all I needed to do to succeed. Believing in myself.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I enjoyed that the workouts were only 22 – 30 minutes long. Even though I did it after my children went to bed because I didn’t want to miss out time with them, it was fast, I got a good sweat, and it didn’t take forever.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I have achieved my final goal weight of 130 and my inches goal of 100 inches. But, I have gained energy, happiness, confidence, strength, and loving myself inside and out again through out this journey. That to me is the biggest achievement of all.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
My life has changed so much. My children and my husband are now eating healthier and I love it. I keep looking forward to other programs and I cannot imagine my life any other way.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
Participating in a Challenge Group helped me reach my goals because everyone is there to support one another. No one is there to judge. We are there to watch one another succeed. Beachbody isn’t just a lifestyle, we are a family. When one falls one picks the other one up. We are each other support system and without them I don’t know if I would have come this far.
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
She supported me by being there whenever I needed her, and she still is. I can tell her anything, and I know I will not be judged. She is hones, loyal, has taught me a lot, and has helped me to grow. I cannot thank her enough for all the support and encouragement for the last couple of months. She is my rock.
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?
It has helped me to be more energized and stay on track with those hectic mornings.
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†Results vary depending on starting point, goals, and effort.