Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
When I started, I was actually already defeated. I had been trying to lose my baby weight for five years, and I still looked out of shape. I worked out like I was out of shape too. I was fed up with chasing this weight-loss goal, and it seemed to get further and further away. I was super depressed. I had no energy and I hated the way I looked. I never felt sexy, ever. I wanted to wear cute clothes and flaunt it, but I didn’t feel like that. I was very active, despite my depression and no energy. I ran for a couple of years and joined a gym. I tried other workout videos, but never achieved the goals I wanted. I didn’t feel better; I actually felt more stress about having to pay gym fees or gas to get to the gym. I never had more energy. I was exhausted before I worked out and after, because of how I had to schedule my workouts at the gym. Then on top of all that, I never saw a significant change. I finally threw in the towel and took a break.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
Once I decided to try this weight-loss journey again, I happened to find the INSANITY workout program in my brother’s closet. He said I could have it, because he wasn’t using it. Well, I let it sit on my bookshelf for two weeks, and then on a whim, I put on the Fit Test. I liked it, and decided to try a week at the most. Before I knew it, I finished my first 60 days. I was hooked! I went right into a second round. Halfway through my second round, I bought the Brazil Butt Lift and did that alongside INSANITY. I do Brazil Butt Lift in the morning and INSANITY in the evening! My inspiration was truly my own determination; I had to give this one last shot! Thank goodness I did!
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
My biggest and greatest challenges were my depression, stress, and anxiety. The workouts help me control them, and I feel 10 times better. The programs also give me confidence about my day. The whole day can go terribly wrong, but I know I will accomplish my workout for the day and enjoy it.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I really like how Leandro takes a different approach to working out compared to Shaun T. Brazil Butt Lift gives me a relaxing workout, and really helps with my toning and stretching. INSANITY really helps with my fat-burning and stamina. I also wanted to lift my butt, which it did!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
First, my weight loss is amazing! I haven’t been this weight since middle school (also once in college for maybe two months). I look toned and defined for once! My butt is lifted! I feel sexy! I also have energy to go to work, play with my son, and do weekend stuff with the family. I was also able to focus on my nutrition! I have been eating clean since November. I always had to focus on scheduling my workouts. So I never had the time to get my portions under control, look at what I was eating, and deal with food addiction. The programs took out the juggling of workout schedules, and I got to focus on my own nutrition.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I have gotten my life back! I can hardly believe how these programs have changed my life. I am a whole new person. A person I have always wanted to be. I am more energetic at work and in my home life. My house is cleaner, and my whole family is healthier and active. My relationships have improved, my health is great, and I love what I see in the mirror. And for once, exercising and healthy living no longer feel like a burden. They are now a part of who I am! Thank you, Beachbody! You have saved my life!
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