Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I have always had reservations about my body, even though I worked out all the time and everyone told me I looked good, but for me, I knew I could do better… People would tell me that most of your success is what you put in your mouth, and I did eat healthy, but now looking back, my problems was what I was not eating, but drinking. I would tell myself, my belly is like that because of kids, and I need to have surgery or it will never get better. But, it wasn’t until I stopped consuming alcohol all together that I really noticed my body taking shape and seeing the results of my hard work. I am amazed at my body composition and how lean I have become from just making a few small changes in my diet and workouts!
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I have always loved fitness, and worked out regularly. My hindrance of achieving the body I have always wanted was really drinking alcohol. My mom passed away 04/13 and prior to that was sick for a year leading up to it. During that time my son also was diagnosed w/Chrons disease and a month after my mom died, my son had to have bowel resection surgery, which he ended up having complications from as well as my marital problems. I took it out by drinking too much and going out way to much. In August 2014, I got pancreatitis, was hospitalized for a week, and was told that I can never drink alcohol again. Although that was really a life changing moment, it was the best thing that could have happened to me. Since then, I have dropped 25 lbs and am in the best shape of my life. I can honestly say that I am the happiest I have ever been with my body and am excited to keep on going with it. Also, considering that I am became a grandmother in 12/14, it makes me even more proud of myself.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
Because I have done the INSANITY program before, I knew what to expect, but it had been so long since doing a program and I got really used to sleeping in and having my daily routine. So, for me, my greatest challenge going into it, was really just mentality….getting used to getting up at 5:30 but not just getting up, being ready to give it 100%. I am proud to say that I accomplished every goal that I had set for myself during this program. I am very satisfied with the results, and am proud to say that my son and husband are now doing the program. My daughter had a baby in December and I am doing it with her starting 3/23, and am looking forward to the results from round 2!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I loved the fact that you did not need any equipment but yourself!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I am most proud of the fact that my family has committed to this and are changing their health and fitness. 🙂
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I can honestly say that I am so happy with my body right now. The feeling I get from doing Shaun T’s programs, and pushing my self to the MAX, is like no other. I thrive off the feeling of accomplishment I get when I can go that one second longer, do the extra push up, push myself more, and then to see my body changing and becoming stronger. It truly motivates me in every other aspect of my life as well. I am definitely a happier person in so many ways in my life because of it!
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