Monica Josupait, age 46, lost 78 lbs with 21 Day Fix, PiYo, TurboFire, 3-Day Refresh, and the Beachbody Performance supplements. She entered her results into The Beachbody Challenge and won $1,000!
Monica 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 low self esteem. Shopping was a nightmare. I always felt like people were watching me. Watching me try to climb stairs, sit in a small chair, try on clothing, or even what I was eating. I never felt like I fit in or would be accepted.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I was about to turn 45 and that scared the heck out of me. It was time to get it together. I didn’t want to live the rest of my life feeling the way I was feeling. Unable to complete simple tasks with my family was heart breaking.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
Just hurting, I could barely walk. My knees and back were always in pain. Being overweight for most of my adult life was taking a toll on my body. I was involved in a Challenge Group. The other challengers were very inspiring and motivating. They shared success stories and tips that made this all manageable and seem real!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
It was easy to follow, easy to modify if needed, and I loved the recipes. Love the support and encouragement I receive from my star diamond and our community!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
In September 2014 I was a size 24/XXXL and now in December 2015 I am a size 12 and Large. I have lost over 80 pounds and am on my way to making my upper 40’s my best years yet. My total cholesterol has dropped 48 points, and with heart disease being so prevalent in my family (especially with females), I know this will help extend my life and is making my heart stronger every day.+ In July of 2015 my husband and I celebrated our 20th anniversary in Saint Kitts. We climbed Mount Liamuiga, the one of the highest peaks in the eastern Caribbean. A year ago I would have never imagine being able to do this. December 2015 I climbed Dunns River Falls in Jamaica with my entire family something my children will never forget. Thanks Beachbody for improving our quality of life!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I enjoy life, enjoy eating healthy, and I enjoy working out. I love sharing my passion with others and I have encouraged and motivated many friends to try Beachbody products. People now contact me for recipes and healthy alternatives, even when they are dining out (“Hey Monica, what do you order form here?”). I have also learned there are some things my body cannot tolerate, perhaps I was allergic or intolerant, and I just didn’t realize it before. I am much more in tune with my body and listen to it when things its telling me “something needs to change”. We are able, as a family, to do physical activities we would not have been able to do before, due to my new endurance and stamina.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
My first Challenge Group was a PiYo group in August 2014. The other challengers were very supportive and encouraging. I also find Beachbody’s social media to be a great source of inspiration and motivation.
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
She assigned daily task and challenges, shared recipes, fitness tips and general health tips . She also shared her transformation story, her struggles, and what worked for her and what didn’t. I also had a weekly check in from her.
How did a Beachbody Supplement or 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, digestion/regularity?
Shakeology curbs my sweet tooth, satisfies my hunger, has a replaced a fast food breakfast habit, and provides me energy and makes me feel great. Within a month of my weight loss journey I started sleeping better and no longer snore+ (“yeah!” says my husband). Shakeology and my diet have made me listen to my body. I now realize that some things are not good for me and just cause me some abdominal discomfort. I have had coworkers say “where do you get your energy?”, “I want what you are taking”, or my favorite “why are you always so happy?”.
How did a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program affect any existing health conditions you have?
I lowered my total cholesterol from 214-166 in 8 months!+
You can change your life, too. Take the Beachbody Challenge for the tools you need to Decide, Commit, and Succeed! Complete any Beachbody program, and enter your results for a free gift and a chance to win cash and prizes.
*Results vary depending on starting point, goals, and effort.
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