Jana Mickiewicz lost 10.6 lbs. in 60 days with The Master’s Hammer and Chisel, Shakeology, and the Beachbody Performance supplements. She entered her results into the Beachbody Challenge, and won the $500 Daily Prize for May 24th!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I am a mother of three kids (five, three, and 11 months old). I was always tired and battling my weight from the pregnancies. I was unhappy in my own skin. I have tried Weight Watchers diets, Atkins low-carb diets, just plain not eating, etc. Nothing worked. I had zero confidence in myself or in my body. I would never wear shorts or bathing suits. I would basically hide underneath clothes — layers of clothes. Who suffered the most were my kids, because I wouldn’t do the beach scene with them or go to the pool. I would make excuse after excuse why we couldn’t go.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
My children! Seeing the disappointed looks on their faces whenever I would come up with an excuse to not go swimming. I couldn’t bear to see that again. I want to be the kind of parent my kids are proud of. I want my kids to look at me and see that a little hard work really pays off and that exercise is fun and beneficial.
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: was I going to have enough time to do the daily workouts, plus juggle my full-time job and my family? I work full-time being a mom, wife, and employee. How am I going to get this done? My Beachbody programs helped because the workouts are 30–40 minutes long, and I was able to join a Challenge Group with my Coach. Seeing others facing the same issues motivated me. Seeing how other moms can get it done with the same schedule pushed me to hit that play button.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I loved how the workouts changed between Autumn and Sagi. Sagi would push me to do that heavier weight, while Autumn pushed me to jump a little higher or lunge a little wider. Both Autumn and Sagi have put together an incredible program, and I can’t wait to do a second round.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I have lost over 30 pounds and over 22 inches since I started with Beachbody. I never thought I would lose the amount of weight that I did in just seven months. My arms are toned, and I have a flat stomach after three kids. My strength has increased as well. I started the 21 Day Fix programs doing three- and five-pound weights and ended with the Hammer and Chisel workouts at 17- and 20-pound weights. What I am most proud of is the fact that I have been able to stick to this program. In the past, I had committed to programs but once I had one slip-up, there it went out the window. I have had my cheats on this program, but have been able to maintain my weight, confidence, and strength.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I am sleeping better, am more energetic, and finally have confidence in myself. For the first time in a very long time, I am excited to go shopping for new clothes, bathing suits, and even going to the beach with my kids. My kids and husband have noticed a change in my posture and overall attitude toward myself, which makes me very happy.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
The Challenge Groups have held me accountable and motivated throughout this program. Watching others go through the same struggles and accomplishments that I have is so inspiring. When I am looking for a new recipe or just some encouragement to get up and get my workout done, I rely on my Challenge Group members.
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
Joy was there for me every step of the way by answering questions, helping me sign my first Coach, and being a friend. Joy herself has had amazing results, and seeing her achieve her goals pushes me to work hard.
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.