†Results vary depending on starting point and effort. Krystal 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 starting Beachbody programs, I was not comfortable with the way I felt or looked. I did not like the way clothes fit me anymore. I always felt bloated and just overall uncomfortable! I lacked confidence and self-esteem. I wanted to make changes to my diet and exercise habits, but I was always tired and never motivated. I would stick to a healthy lifestyle for about a month, and then would sink back into my old habits!
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
It just came to a point where I knew I had to do something! I gained about 10 pounds in one month after starting a new job, and was at the highest weight I had ever been in my life. I saw a picture someone had taken of me during a holiday and I just did not like what I saw! I was smiling in the picture but I could tell, deep down, I was not happy. Shortly after, I started following a lady on Facebook who soon became my Coach! Just by following her and seeing her transformation, it motivated me to take the first steps to changing my exercise and nutrition habits.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
My biggest challenge was sticking to a plan. I would always get bored with workouts, or I wouldn’t have a plan of what kind of workouts I was going to do. So I just wouldn’t exercise. Through Beachbody, I found a program (PiYo) that I truly enjoyed, and that had a schedule that told me what workout to do and when.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I love that PiYo is low impact, but you still work up a serious sweat! It’s an intense workout that works several muscles without all the jumping or running.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I lost 41 pounds, several pant sizes, and 36.5 inches! I cut my sugar-eating habits, and I have a much better relationship with food. I am much more confident, and have gained so much self-esteem back. Honestly, I am proud of all my achievements! This whole process took a lot of hard work, self-control, and patience. There were a lot of bumps along the way. I am proud of the fact that I stuck to it to achieve every single one of those accomplishments!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
One of the biggest changes is that people keep telling me I am “an inspiration” or I am their “motivation.” I have people asking me all the time what and how I did it. They ask for diet and exercise tips all the time. Before my transformation, that never happened!
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
Having a group of ladies who were working toward the same goal was a huge help. Just having them there to check in with and ask questions helped keep me accountable. Seeing them post about their workouts, and having everyone post motivational quotes/pictures, helped keep me motivated and on track.
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
She always made sure everyone was active in the groups and that I was staying accountable. She was always there if I had questions, or needed a little more motivation if I was having a difficult time. She had weekly assignments for us to do to keep us active in the group. The assignments also helped get us out of our comfort zones and push ourselves.
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 really helped me cut the sugar cravings! It also kept me full all morning, so I didn’t feel the need to snack as much throughout the day.2
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