†Results vary depending on starting point and effort. Brooke 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 had started any of the Beachbody programs, I was very unhappy. I felt sorry for myself about how I looked and felt. I was not happy with who was in the mirror, yet I had no desire to change that person. At night, I would lay on the couch, watch TV, and think about how I should be exercising. But I just didn’t have it in me to start anything. I was at a loss on even what to do to help myself regain control of my life.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
Inspiration to change my life happened when I was on the way to a 4th of July party, and I had absolutely nothing that fit me. All of my previous summer clothes had become too tight. I was at a loss. What do I do now? Buy bigger clothes? That could not possibly be the answer. That night, I came home and messaged a friend, asking her about the PiYo workout program. I had seen her post on Facebook about it. I knew this was my breaking point, and I had to get control of my life right then and there.
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 before beginning the Beachbody program was coming up with the money to even start the program. But I made cuts to our budget to fit it in, because I knew that I was worth the amount that the program cost. The program helped me overcome that challenge by giving me the courage and strength to stay on track and focus on what was important — me!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I loved that PiYo is a short, but intense workout. I loved the attitude of the people in the video, and how I felt when Chalene was personally pushing me to do my best. PiYo was so easy, yet so hard at all the same time. Listening to Chalene’s encouraging words throughout the video made me feel as if she was personally talking me through each and every step. After 60 days of PiYo, I completed 30 days of Hip Hop Abs with Shaun T and absolutely loved it. Then I moved on to TurboFire. I love the differences in all the programs, and how it feels as if Chalene and Shaun T are both talking directly to me. I have just now completed two rounds of 21 Day Fix EXTREME, and I can say without a doubt that it is the best program I have done yet. It was just what I needed to lose those last 10 pounds and tone up. I truly love how the workout is paired with weights! What I love most about 21 Day Fix EXTREME is that I now have flat abs. Wow!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
To date, my results with Beachbody have been a total weight loss of 34 pounds and 29 inches. I have gone from a size 12 to a size 6, and feel as if I am on top of the world. I am the most proud of tightening up my stomach and losing the belly fat I had gained with my son, who is 15 years old! I am also proud that with working out and drinking my Shakeology, I am happy with how I look, and feel great about having my picture taken now. Thanks to that newfound feeling, my family just took new family pictures last week, and I am beyond excited about how good I look in them. Beachbody has given me the confidence I needed to carry myself with pride!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
My life has changed immensely since starting the Beachbody programs. I have more energy, feel amazing, and I love the attention I am getting from my results. Sharing my story with others is what I love to do now. Having others share my “before” and “after” photos all over the web has made me feel as if I can help others, and that feeling is wonderful. Also, after my husband saw my results, he decided to start the Body Beast program and has lost 40 pounds so far himself. My 15-year-old son has also lost 15 pounds just from the fact that we have cut all sugar out of our diets. We also went from having weekly migraines to having none at all. This is truly an amazing lifestyle change that will last a lifetime!
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
I loved having a Challenge Group where I felt the need/wanted to post my daily update for everyone to read. I found that whenever I had a bad day, someone else also had a bad day, and I was not alone. I loved being held accountable for what I did in my Group; they needed me as much as I needed them. I really loved sharing Beachbody recipes with others in my Challenge Group, and letting them know about all the great recipes.
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
Bryn was a great Coach who always reached out to me a couple times a week to check to see how I was doing. Her encouraging words made me feel like I really mattered to her as well as to Beachbody. Bryn was also always there for me with any questions I had about starting a new flavor of Shakeology or asking about new workout programs. She was just a great person and leader for me to have in this journey.
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 helped me with my morning pot of coffee with milk and sugar. I no longer needed this to get my morning started, because my shake made that happen. I felt energized each and every day while drinking my shakes, which thankfully helped my daily cravings for a large bag of salted almonds stop all together. I didn’t need to fill the empty cravings I normally had all day, because Shakeology kept me full throughout the day. Also the 3-Day Refresh helped me gain back my results after a long and good Memorial Day weekend.2
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2These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.