Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Before I started the Beachbody program I was a ticking time bomb. I treated my body like a trash can, feeding it junk food and consuming alcohol every day. I hated the way I felt and looked, but hid my emotions from everyone. I absolutely hated exercise and had no energy. I may not have been terribly overweight but sometimes a journey of health and fitness is way more than about weight loss.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
After following my soon to be Beachbody Coach Raina O’dell on Facebook for almost a year, and watching her have such great success with programs like P90X and Body Beast, I finally decided to give in to the voice in my head. I desperately needed a lifestyle change so I let her officially introduced me to Beachbody. Raina was, and still is, my biggest inspiration.
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 going into the program was dealing with my addiction to alcohol. I was at the point where my body was craving it, along with all the other junk food I had been feeding myself for years. This is where Shakeology came into play, and really helped to get my nutrition under control. I also found that after working out every day my desire for alcohol was weaker. I was craving water instead of wine, sweating out the toxins, and filling myself up with the nutrients of Shakeology!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
What I liked most about P90 was that the workout were short and effective. My favorite workout was the sculpt portion of the program. It gave me definition I’ve never had before, and made me feel powerful!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I can do real push ups for the first time in my life! I also have definition in my abs I’ve never had before, and have the stamina to go jogging with my friends.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I no longer feel like an alcoholic and I’m eating clean. I look forward to my workouts, and feel proud of myself. I am now a Beachbody Coach myself and have inspired others to join me in creating a healthy life for themselves. I am strong, I am healthy, I am happy, and I’m still pushing for more!
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
Raina is such a great Coach, she made it fun, engaging, and was there everyday to make sure that we had all the tools we needed to be successful. Seeing her work so hard herself was a big inspiration not to give up! There is no way I would be where I am today without her.
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
In addition to being in her Challenge Group, she reached out to me daily to encourage me and help me with any problems I was having. She is very public about her health and fitness, drinks Shakeology everyday, and is a prime example of everything a Beachbody Coach should be. She made it easy to follow her lead.
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 has helped with my cravings for junk food and my regularity. I have so much energy now I feel like I’m unstoppable in my workout after drinking it. I feel like I’m fueling my body with everything I need for success and I love the convenience of it!
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