†Results vary depending on starting point and effort. Emily is an independent Beachbody Coach.
Meet Emily E. She lost 55 lbs with 21 Day Fix and 21 Day Fix EXTREME. She entered her results into The Beachbody Challenge, and won the $500 Daily Prize for July 23rd!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I had been overweight most of my adult life. As a teenager, I played competitive volleyball and was in the gym daily. I never worried about what I ate because I was so active. My biggest struggle with my weight began when I was 20, and my mom was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. I stopped taking care of myself and my body because I was so focused on taking care of her at that point. After she passed away, I continued eating poorly and stopped exercising completely. I tried going back to the gym a couple times over the years, but I always hated the gym atmosphere and working out around other people. When I was 26, I had my first daughter and never even tried to lose the weight that I gained with her. In July of 2014, I had my second daughter. At 3 months postpartum, I hated the way I looked. I had no energy, I still looked pregnant, and I wasn’t doing anything to change things.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
In November of 2014, I started noticing progress photos posted by a girl I followed on Instagram. She had her baby the same month as mine, and she looked amazing! The more photos she posted, the more I thought, why couldn’t that be me? She became my Coach in January 2015. My true inspiration, though, are my children. I want them to have a healthy role model and to grow up learning how to eat right and stay active. I also came to the realization that with my family’s history of cancer, heart disease, and high blood pressure, I needed to do something to try to prevent those issues in myself. I have never felt as inspired as I do today!
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
My greatest challenge was getting motivated to make a change. I did nothing about my weight for years, but I had no self-confidence and hated my body. My Coach and Challenge Groups were integral in my success. They lit a fire in me that I have not felt in over ten years! I feel so grateful to have had this opportunity to learn how to treat my body right!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I love how 21 Day Fix and 21 Day Fix EXTREME simplify healthy eating. I also love the quick and efficient workouts!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
My first round of original 21 Day Fix, I lost 21 pounds and 17 inches. Over the 5 months that I have been doing Beachbody programs, I have lost 55 lbs. and 40 inches. I am in the best shape of my life, and I feel so healthy! I am down five pant sizes. I am most proud, though, of becoming a healthy role model for my daughters. I am teaching them to respect their bodies, love their bodies, and treat themselves right!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
My life has changed so much. I have so much more energy. I’m a better employee, a better wife, a better parent. I have more patience with my kids, my time management skills have improved, and I am just overall a happier person! I recently decided to become a Coach myself, and I am loving the process so far. It is such an incredible feeling to inspire others to better their lives! I cannot wait to see what the future holds for me and my family.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
I honestly don’t think I could have had the success I did without my Coach and Challenge Groups. I could share my successes and my setbacks in a confidential environment, and I was always supported. I didn’t know a single person in my group at first, but now I consider them friends!
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
Amy has been there for me every step of the way. I could not have done this without her! She is so supportive, honest, and open with her own struggles. It helped me so much knowing that even though she has had great personal success in her weight loss journey, she still struggles! I cannot say enough good things about her.
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.