†Results vary depending on starting point and effort.
Meet Elaine S. She participated in The Beachbody Challenge and won the $500 Daily Prize for February 26th!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I had very low self-esteem. When I was growing up, I was always pretty big and used to being bullied by my family/cousins. After I got divorced last year, I was in denial, and said to myself “everything looks normal and okay”. Even though I knew I couldn’t keep up with my daughter and made excuses to not work out because I easily get dizzy due to my anemia and low blood pressure, I was okay with my condition at that time.1
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I got divorced last year, and I just tried to fill something in my life. I tried some things to make me happy, but it didn’t really go anywhere, and I felt I didn’t care about myself anymore. Then I saw my daughter, who is 4 years old and very active. I finally decided to try become active and did a small 30-day challenge that my (now) Coach challenged me. At that point, I felt something different. I like being challenged to be healthier or stronger. Instead of being mad or sad all the time, I bought Hip Hop Abs and did the workouts instead. I started to focus on my workouts as a new hobby, instead of sitting on the couch and feeling sorry for myself. I’ve seen results, and since them, I don’t want to stop working out. I feel happier, more energized, and look better.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
I was one of the biggest challenges. I used to have a lot of excuses to not workout, go to the gym, or even my health issues like being anemic. The first time I bought a Beachbody program, I finally made the commitment to myself to wake up before my daughter, and do the workout 6 days a week. I am so glad Beachbody programs help me to workout from home. Being a single mom, and full-time worker, I feel very guilty to leave my daughter at a gym’s daycare, and not spend time with her after I get off from work. With Beachbody programs, I don’t have to go to the gym. I don’t feel guilty about not spending time with my kid, and I don’t make any excuses anymore.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I am very proud with the results I achieved with the Beachbody Challenge pack. I lost 6 lbs and 6.2 inches in 60 days, and about 19 lbs overall, since I started my Beachbody fitness journey. I enjoyed every single workout they have. I am also proud of what I have achieved since I started Beachbody programs. I didn’t step into a gym. I do all programs, and hit my best fitness level, just from my own living room.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
My self-esteem has gone up. I feel great. People are starting to take notice and ask how do I do this with my busy schedule, and being a single mom. It feels great to motivate others, and tell them that it’s possible to have a healthy and happy life. I never fell in love with my body until I started with Beachbody. Now, I can appreciate and love my body, and it’s a great feeling. I feel way stronger than I used to, and I don’t remember when the last time I got sick because I believe working out helps maintain my health in a great way! I now have the leanest body I’ve ever had. I see great results, but I won’t stop here. I take one challenge at the time to keep myself healthy, strong, and happy!
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
My Challenge Group is definitely one of the reasons why I succeeded. The Group helps to motivate each other, and challenge each other, in a good way. We share our ups and downs in fitness life, nutrition tips, and tricks to cook healthier.
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
I am so grateful that my supervisor at work is my Coach. Some of my co-workers are also in Beachbody programs; we see each other almost every day to catch up on nutrition info, and our workouts. We watch each other’s backs and support each other. It’s great to talk fitness, and healthy stuff, during my lunch break. My Coach is very supportive. He pushes me to reach higher and motivates me to live healthier, instead of just losing weight. My Coach helps me figure out what to do, or eat, without being forceful.
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?
I love Shakeology! It works! I had strawberry and Greenberry; they are delicious. I feel great, I have more energy, and it helps me with my sweet cravings. I lost 1 lb a week when I started using it, and could not be happier than that.2
Did you achieve any other measurable improvements with a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program? (e.g. Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, triglycerides, etc…)
3 months after I started Beachbody programs, I went for my yearly checkup. My doctor told me I am way healthier than last year. She even said to me, “You are very healthy, and I wish I could say this to a lot of people who come for yearly check up. Whatever you do, keep doing it because your records are just beyond healthy, and I am proud of you!”. Yes, I got goosebumps. I never thought she would say that, and she is very proud of me. I can’t wait to see her again next year with even better results! Thank you Beachbody and Shakeology, you have changed my life!
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.
1Always consult with your physician about your unique medical needs before commencing any fitness program or nutritional product.
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.