Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Before I learned about 21 Day Fix and T25, I was a stay-at-home mom who just had her second child.§ I was beyond unhappy with my appearance and avoided going out at all costs, even missing my childhood best friend’s wedding. My sadness only got worse, as did my relationship with my family. I was constantly tired and had no energy. No matter what mood I was in — sad, happy, or bored — I always turned to food. Before I had my second child, I weighed 140 pounds, was a size 4/6, and toned. After giving birth, I was 211 pounds and a size 16. I hated everything about my body and constantly compared myself to others.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I saw a commercial for 21 Day Fix and something clicked that day. I knew this was it; I had to make a change. I had to be the fun, energetic, outgoing mother my kids deserved. I needed to get back to the person my fiancé fell in love with, not just physically, but emotionally and mentally. I knew I couldn’t stay in my house forever and that I had to get out and be comfortable being in public, without having anxiety.
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 was thinking, “There’s no going back from this.” I had never been this heavy and getting back to the size I was seemed impossible.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I loved the containers with 21 Day Fix. It made my meal prep so much easier not worrying about portion size. I loved that T25 was only 25 minutes a day. Both trainers are amazing; they really make you push when you’re about to give up.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
In less than a year, I went from a size 16 to a size six and lost over 60 pounds, going from 211 pounds to 144 pounds. I am proud that I stuck with the programs and believed in myself. I am a happy and confident woman now, and no longer ashamed of my body.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I am a much happier mother, partner, and friend. I have so much energy and am much more outgoing. I lead a healthier and more active lifestyle, and can’t imagine going back to the unhealthy, lazy old me. My family is eating healthier and everyone is much happier. I now run three to four times a week, work out five to six days, and truly can’t wait to get my workout in each day.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
The Challenge Groups I joined motivated me and made me push harder. They are such a great support system; everyone is super friendly and always cheering you on. We shared our journeys, struggles, achievements, and recipes! Everyone posted the workout they had done that day in the group feed, and it really motivated you to get yours in.
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
My Coach is great! She checked in on me, congratulated me on my achievements, and was always available and able to answer any questions I had.
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?
I use Shakeology every day! I have more energy, stay full longer, and when I crave something sweet, I grab my shake. It is my go-to breakfast when I’m running out the door.
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Results vary depending on starting point, goals, and effort.
§Always consult with your physician before commencing any fitness program or nutritional product if you are pregnant or postpartum.