†Results vary depending on starting point and effort. Alcola is an independent Beachbody Coach.
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I was a busy mom to five kids. I’d spent so much time taking care of them that my own health had been put on the back burner. I didn’t recognize the overweight, tired, lifeless person I’d become.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I was tired of being tired. Tired of making excuses and embarrassed that two years after my last child was born, I still hadn’t lost any postpartum weight.4 I also wanted to take care of myself since being diagnosed with hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s.3
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 was actually sticking with the program, and it not being overly difficult. I had a pile of workout programs I’d bought and not finished. The encouragement from the Coach and the modifier option made the workouts totally doable for having done zero exercise in years.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I loved how fast-paced the workouts were, along with the split screen modifier. I never got lost and was able to keep up. Shaun T was so encouraging that even when I didn’t believe in myself, I kept going because he told me I could.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I have a 6-pack! After having four c-sections, doctors told me I would need surgery to correct my four-finger wide abdominal separation.3 Not only did it close, but I proved them wrong.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I have found myself and my joy outside of my kids again. I have a hobby and am a healthy, vibrant mom who knows how to balance my health and needs with everyone else’s. I’m no longer embarrassed about who I’ve become but am proud of the effort I have put in. The change has gone way beyond physical, and has fixed me on the inside, too. It reminded me that I am important and worth taking care of.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
It was encouraging to see other people struggling and working with me. We laughed and encouraged each other. I never wanted to say I skipped a workout when I knew I’d have to admit it, and if I got quiet, someone came looking for me. It was a team effort where we all wanted to succeed.
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
I got frequent messages checking on my progress and just how I was doing in general. My Coach was very supportive when I hit walls or didn’t believe in myself anymore.
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, digestion/regularity?
Shakeology helped me keep my nutrition on point. The Vegan Chocolate is like a treat and also eliminated the need for several supplements I was taking. My sleep is better, too. I have no brain fog, no need for afternoon naps, and feel amazing!2
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4Always consult with your physician before commencing any fitness program or nutritional product if you are pregnant or postpartum.
3Always consult with your physician about your unique medical needs before starting any fitness program or nutrition product.
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