Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I went through a rough time the winter of 2015/2016. I put on 25 pounds, losing the will to do anything but sit on the couch and eat. I knew my clothes were fitting poorly, and I really felt awful about myself. Depression was prominent, and I really started to doubt I would ever be healthy again.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I knew that if I didn’t do something about my weight, I would become one of those statistics of a mother dying early and leaving her children behind. I did not want to be that person. And now that I have a daughter, I wanted to be a better example to her as well.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
I have hip dysplasia which causes pain, arthritis, limited mobility, and just stops me from being able to do the things that I used to.* When I started CIZE, it was difficult. But after a month, I have been able to keep up with it as well as start doing Shaun T’s Next Level program.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I love that CIZE is fun. Like, you don’t feel like you’re working out kind of fun. I have no rhythm, but now I feel like I can go out and not look like a fool dancing. I look forward every day to doing the program, because he inspires me to go for it and give it my all. Shaun T hit it out of the park with this program and I fully intend on keeping it up!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I am proud of the fact that I am now healthy, more active for my children, and I know that our way of life has also changed because we eat cleaner and take care to not be inactive. That is very important in this day and age, where all kids seem to do is sit on their tablets, iPods, or in front of the TV. I now can get them involved in the Beachbody On Demand programs and have fun with them all the while helping them to stay healthy too.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I have kept up with my coaching, posting daily updates about my progress, and I have decided that I am going to keep trying to help others get healthy for themselves and their children. Because our country is headed toward disaster with fast food, kids are inactive, etc… If we are not able to stop that now, our future generations will suffer, and I can’t go out of this life worrying about that. So even if I can help just one person, great. My goal is to help as many as I can until I no longer am able to.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
Having to check in every day was a great way to stay accountable. They were and still are a great support system, and I know that without them I probably would have gotten discouraged. But they pushed me to be the best I can be and continue to do so daily.
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
She was amazing, always asking me how I was doing, if I needed any help, and consistently keeping in touch to make sure I was okay.
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 the best. It definitely helped me to recover faster and put forth the greatest amount of effort! It definitely helped my hips to feel better as well as my digestion, which is something that I struggle with daily.†
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