Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Before I began using Beachbody programs I was depressed and frustrated with myself. I felt terrible that I couldn’t do some of the things I used to be able to do, and that everything seemed so much more difficult with all this added weight. I knew that I had an inner athlete in there because I had been one in high school and let all those good habits go as an adult.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I just woke up one day and decided I didn’t want to feel bad anymore, so I began my journey.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
My biggest challenge was nutrition. I was eating fast, easy, and cheap and it showed. The Beachbody programs provided the added guidance of the meal programs. Also the structured programs of the workouts. No second guessing, I knew exactly which DVD to play each morning.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I started with INSANITY and I loved how motivating Shaun T was. It was like he was in the living room with me everyday.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I lost 100lbs….and I’ve kept it all off over the past two years since completing INSANITY (which I did three rounds of). I have also gone on to complete Focus T25 and most recently PiYo. I am just proud that I am at a healthy weight for my height and I’ve maintained this healthy weight for two years due to changing my lifestyle.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I am full of energy, confidence, and joy. And I have gone on to become a Beachbody Coach to pay it forward. Now I am leading Challenge Groups and my challenges are seeing results as well. It’s brought me so much happiness to be able to support others on their journey.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
I wish my first assigned Coach has been more active in coaching because I sure could have used these groups three or four years ago at the beginning of my journey. However, after reconnecting with my current Coach, Christine Thalheimer and joining her Challenge Group, I was able to really focus and achieve more success with PiYo and toning overall.
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
Christine is an amazing Coach who is always inspiring and motivational and always there to answer any questions.
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?
I love Shakeology. Shakeology has greatly improved my energy level, and also I feel like I recover quicker from my workouts with Shakeology. I just don’t know why I waited so long to start drinking it.
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