†Results vary depending on starting point and effort. Faith 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 had just had my second child before I bought the program.4 I struggled with weight-loss after I had my first, and it took me over a year and a half to lose the weight and get back to my pre-pregnancy body (I gained 55 pounds the first time). Then I got pregnant again and gained 50 pounds. It was like re-living the nightmare! I was very self-conscious about my body. I would constantly wear yoga pants and the biggest shirts I could, but when I had to change, seeing my body the way it was tore me up inside. I knew I needed to do something, and not just the gym twice a day. I needed something that would work with two kids and would get the job done!
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I knew I needed to do something, because I was becoming very depressed about my body image. I hated going out because I didn’t look like myself anymore. I had never had weight issues growing up. I was very lucky when I was young, but having kids changes your body. Mine pretty much shut down on me, saying: “Sorry you have to work for a skinny body.” I was sick and tired of feeling sorry for myself. I told myself you did it once, it took a long time, but you can do it again. I was determined to change!
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 being consistent. With two kids, I wasn’t sure I could do this program. But this program kept me motivated and inspired. It inspired me to become a Coach and help others feel the fulfillment I experienced. I might have lost weight, but I gained a whole new outlook on my life. I’m happier and laugh more. I feel like me again. It has helped me re-gain…well…me! I couldn’t be here today without Beachbody! I’m now finishing my second program (PiYo). I have a whole new outlook on yoga, and have fallen in love with it!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
It was only 25 minutes. I couldn’t find a reason not to do it, and with two kids, it was ideal! PiYo was just amazing. Chalene kept me wanting to come back and push myself. I never thought I could sweat that much from yoga!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I lost 21 pounds with FOCUS T25 and in only a few short months. I didn’t think it was possible! I’m mostly proud of myself for staying with it and committing to the challenge. I worked for these results! After looking at my “before” and “after” pictures, I can say that I earned it! I have grown as a person, mother, and wife! Since beginning in January, I’ve lost 33 pounds and 26 inches total! I never thought that was possible! I never thought I would get my body back, but it happened and now I know I’m stronger than I gave myself credit for. These programs have changed my life!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
Completely! I now have a passion for fitness, and the desire to do other Beachbody programs. I became a Coach and plan on taking it all the way to the top. I want to inspire others to do this, not only to lose the weight, but to feel happier and more positive. To feel like they are in control of their bodies. They can make a change! I wouldn’t be here without Beachbody! So yes, it completely has changed my life! Thank you, Beachbody!
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
I did not use a Challenge Group with FOCUS T25 but I did with PiYo. It kept me motivated and encouraged me to finish the program to show my challengers they can do it as well!
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
She kept me focused and told me about the program when I struggled trying to figure out how to overcome my difficulties. I would send “before” and “after” photos, and she would tell me I was doing great. She is my aunt so it helped a lot! My uncle is a Coach too, and they both kept me on track and inspired! With PiYo, I really took it into my own hands, but they were still there cheering me on!
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 didn’t start with Shakeology in the beginning, but I have been using it for the last month of the program. I feel like I have more energy and that it helped with my weight-loss. It has helped me to be more aware of the food I am putting in my body, and has helped me make healthier choices. I will be drinking Shakeology forever! I love it! I drank Shakeology every day through my PiYo program, and was amazed! It helped me get there faster!2
How did a Beachbody supplement, nutritional product, or program affect any existing health conditions you have?
I was very overweight starting FOCUS T25. For someone who had never been heavier than 135 growing up, to be 172 was just unhealthy. I couldn’t walk up stairs without being out of breath. Even though I still have about 12 to 13 pounds left to lose, I can run up my stairs with no problems now! I feel healthier, and feel like my body is running the way it should!
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4Always consult with your physician before commencing any fitness program or nutritional product if you are pregnant or postpartum.
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