Meet Angela L. She lost 48 lbs with Focus T25 and PiYo. She entered her results into The Beachbody Challenge, and won the $500 Daily Prize for April 18th!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I was embarrassed by my body! I avoided social events because I didn’t want people to see me, I hid behind people in pictures, I wore clothes because “they would do”. My eating habits were horrible. I stopped taking care of myself. I was cranky, sad and unhealthy all the time.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I have watched diabetes and obesity take too many of my loved ones, and wanted to make a difference in the my life and in my family’s life. My son, who is an incredible student athlete and works hard everyday, inspires me and I want to be around as long as I can for him, he is my world. I am 38 and will be 40 in the next couple of years, and I want to feel just as good, if not better, going into my 40’s than I did my 30’s, or even 20’s. So far I do! I have so much more energy. I am starting to be more confident, and I am starting to like my body again.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
The biggest challenge I faced was myself! I let the fear of failure control me! I accepted my life for what it was, and didn’t think I would be able to change. I didn’t know exactly what to do. Although logically I understood in order to lose weight you need to move more and eat less. Working out with Shaun T and Chalene has changed my life, and transformed my body in a way I never thought was possible! I am officially PiYo certified; I now work out and it is part of my routine! I eat cleanly and healthy. Even though they have no idea who I am, it was through their support and encouragement during the hard stuff that kept me going! They have changed my life and for that I am forever thankful! I am a more confident, healthy, and positive person! Thank you for helping me get my life back!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
After completing T25, I was looking for something to help sculpt my body, something that was lower impact, but packed a punch! It was at the time PiYo was just being launched. I knew right away I wanted to try it. It was different and exciting, everything I was looking for in my next phase! There is something about sculpting your body with your own weight and resistance that was appealing to me and I had to try it! The definition, strength and flexibility I have gained with PiYo is truly out of this world! I call it a complete workout for the mind, body and soul!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
Where to begin! I am lighter and leaner than I have ever been! I walk taller and more confidently. The transformation in my body shape is unreal. I have triceps, biceps, and my legs are changing shape, Oh!, I even have obliques, obliques you can actually see!…who knew?! My shoulders are no longer rounded, they are defined, but the best results is the inner light I now have, and the smile I now put on my face everyday, knowing I can help people just like me do the same! I am proud to belong with such an amazing group of people and mentors. I am proud for making this commitment to myself, and sticking with it. I am proud to know that I can do this!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I am a happier, healthier person, mind, body and soul! I no longer avoid social events for fear of what people may think of me; I actually enjoy them! I play catch in the yard again with my son! I feel nice in clothes again. I am learning to take care of me, one day at a time, one work out at a time, and one meal at a time! I am actually falling in love with me again, and it’s one of the most rewarding feelings!
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
The group support was wonderful, and I am proud to say that I now support fellow friends and family by leading my own Challenge Groups. I love learning about others and their goals, fears and accomplishments; it is very uplifting. Being able to inspire others, by being a real person, a busy mom, and setting a healthy example is a huge reward! It keeps me accountable as well!
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 is hands down… amazing amazing amazing! It curves my cravings, I have more energy, and it has helped in regularity. I look forward to having it each and everyday! I would have one morning, noon, and night if I could!
How did a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program affect any existing health conditions you have?
Having the weight off has done tremendous things for my knee. I don’t ache as much, and I have much more energy. Most importantly, I am not an unhappy depressed person anymore and do not take any medication for depression now.
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.