Marcey Clark lost 58.4 lbs. in eight months with 21 Day Fix, CIZE, 3-Day Refresh, The Master’s Hammer and Chisel, Shakeology, and the Beachbody Performance supplements. She entered her results into the Beachbody Challenge, and won the $500 Daily Prize for May 28th!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Before starting my Beachbody transformation, I was disappointed with myself and how I had let my body go. I am a pastry chef, and my lack of self-control and access to sugar made it so easy to gain weight. I told myself I was comfortable with my body and I didn’t care how I looked, because I could always blame it on my thyroid disorder. I had lost weight before, but I always got stuck 30 pounds off my goal and gave up. Upset, I would give up and go back to my bad eating habits and quit working out.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
A few months ago, a picture was taken of my family, and I realized how bad my weight had gotten out of control. My “big girl” clothes were too small, and I was going to have to get new clothes. Ashamed of the example I was setting for my two daughters, I started looking for programs that had a good nutrition component as well as great workouts. I decided that instead of spending the money on new bigger clothes, I would check out 21 Day Fix and buy smaller clothes later! I loved the program so much that I decided to become a Coach so I could share how great it is with other people. The first person will be my own husband. My results have inspired him to join me on my journey! The Master’s Hammer and Chisel program is the challenge that I needed to make me work for it!
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
My greatest challenge before Beachbody was eating everything around me: chips, candy, soda, cakes, cookies, etc. It was everywhere. I thought I was always hungry too. Now, with my color-coded containers filled with the right foods, I just grab a snack or meal out of my cooler and I don’t crave the crappy foods. Shakeology is an amazing tool too! After drinking one, I’m not hungry for hours. It’s really helped to avoid overeating and sweets, because it tastes like a treat! I look forward to it every day now. I drink it before my workout, and it gives me the energy and stamina I need to get through it. I love it! I’m currently in a Challenge Group with my team of Coaches. It’s amazing how accountable I feel being in this group! When it comes time to do my workout, I make sure to get it done so I have a post for the group. The accountability and support we give each other has made me want to work out. That’s never happened before the group! Workouts and eating right are important!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
The Master’s Hammer and Chisel is amazing! My favorite part about it is that it’s two trainers together. One day with Sagi and one day with Autumn. Each trainer has a different style so it’s always mixing things up for me. I love going on Beachbody On Demand and finding out what they have in store for me today. All the workouts are so diverse so I’m never bored. I know that if I have to do Bulgarian split squats today, I will not have to do them the next workout. I also love the nutrition set-up. It is working perfectly for me. I found my bracket with the quiz, and it was the perfect one for me. Also, the results I’m getting are amazing! Got to love a program that works so well!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
The results I’ve gotten from all my programs are impressive. I started my journey on June 11, 2015 so I’m exactly eight months in and couldn’t be happier! I started with 21 Day Fix and moved on to CIZE. Now I’m using The Master’s Hammer and Chisel. My total weight loss is 58.4 pounds, and I’ve lost 55.4 inches! My results with The Master’s Hammer and Chisel really kicked my weight loss into gear.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I became a Coach shortly after starting my program so I could share my amazing results with others like me: overweight, over 40, bored of fad diets, and needing a change. I’m fully focused on helping people now who think they can’t do it, because I know they can. I did! I also decided to switch careers. I have just finished and passed my last practical exam to become a personal trainer, and I’ve gotten certified as an Advanced Sports Nutrition Advisor. My life has done a complete 180 in just a few months. My mission now is to help people just like me who don’t know who to turn to.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
Right now I’m in a team Challenge Group. It has been awesome! The support and accountability we give each other helps immensely. I made my workouts non-negotiable because of this group. I really enjoy having people to talk to that are going through the same frustrations and successes I am. It’s keeping me on track because I know if I don’t post my sweaty selfie, someone will call me out (lol)! Reaching my goals is much more realistic with a support system in place. Doing it all on your own is hard and you’re much more likely to fail.
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
She and I joined about the same time. We work as success partners to stay accountable.
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 is my new best friend! It gives me energy to do my workouts, and it keeps me full so I’m not looking to snack on anything within reach. It is also my sweet treat for the day. I do not crave sugar like I used to since I’ve been drinking that magical shake! Thank you so much for developing it and sharing it with the world! I also use all the Shakeology Boosts regularly. I love that when I’m missing something on a certain day, I can just add a Boost to my daily shake and get what I need.
How did a Beachbody supplement, nutritional product, or program affect any existing health conditions you have?
Since starting Shakeology, I’ve noticed that my low energy levels and scatterbraininess (haha) seem to be improving. I’m never going to quit this stuff!
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Results vary depending on starting point, goals, and effort.