Chelsea Graves lost 50 lbs. in three months with CIZE and Shakeology. She entered her CIZE results into the Beachbody Challenge, and won the $500 Daily Prize for February 5th! Chelsea is an independent Beachbody Coach.
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Before I started, I had no energy and was very sluggish. I hated the way I looked and the fact that I had no drive. I literally just sat and watched things happening around me. I was miserable. Nothing fit. I had to go to five different stores anytime I needed jeans, just to find some that fit right. I couldn’t stand to look at myself in the mirror. I would go to fast food restaurants five to six times a week and just add fuel to the fire. I avoided eye contact with people in public, because I was so ashamed of the way I looked.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
My daughter. I did not want her to go through life with the same struggles I faced with weight and body image. I wanted to show her that being healthy and taking care of yourself is a good thing. I wanted to become a better mother. I wanted to be happier and able to run around with her. I wanted to have energy, even after working all day, to come home and spend the evening with her. I saw her picking up some of my bad habits, and I knew the only way to fix it was to change myself.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
Staying motivated and looking forward to the next day was my biggest challenge. I am usually only able to stay motivated for a few days before I quit. CIZE was so fun to do, it was easy to keep going. I was ready to hit play every day, and push myself a little farther than I could go the day before. I didn’t have to focus on the fact that I could only do two reps, because there was nothing to count. I just had to move. I was able to connect with people doing the same programs and struggling with the same things I was.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
Shaun T made me feel like even though I was tripping over my feet, I was still doing great! The program built on itself. Once you had one routine down, you were ready for the next. It was not so intense that I was intimidated to start the next routine; I looked forward to it. On the days I couldn’t get the routines down, it was easy to laugh it off. I was able to keep from getting discouraged because of this. I never thought, “I can’t do this.”
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
The weight I have lost in my face and in my stomach has made me feel so much better. I like what I see when I look in the mirror, and know it’s only going to get better. I am finally able to wear all the jeans I held onto and said someday I will wear those again. I’ve even had to buy smaller jeans. I am proud of myself for sticking with the program and not giving up. I feel amazing. I am happy and confident. I am becoming someone I never thought I could be!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I started and finished a program…twice! That is something I have never been able to say. I am so inspired by myself and everyone who helped me to keep going. I can run and play with my daughter every day, and not get tired. I don’t worry about what people think of the way I look anymore. I have been able to step out of my comfort zone and become stronger in all areas of my life. I am thriving!
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
I made several new friends in my Challenge Group. It was wonderful having so many other people doing the same thing I was. Being around people who had similar goals in mind and with such a positive environment, it was impossible not to keep going. I was able to laugh at myself and share struggles I was having with everyone, and received nothing but support.
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
My Coach has been a huge part of my success. He helped push me through days I felt like nothing was changing. He constantly reminded me I was doing better than I had the day before. He worked with me when my nutrition was suffering, and got me back on a healthy eating schedule. Most importantly, he never gave up on me.
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 love Shakeology. I notice on days I miss it or run out the door and forget it, I don’t have constant energy all day. It really gives me that extra push, and it lasts through the day. I don’t have the urge to snack all day. I am able to control portions better, because I’m not constantly hungry.
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.
*Results vary depending on starting point, goals, and effort.