†Results vary depending on starting point and effort. Jennifer is an independent Beachbody Coach.
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I had never been happy with my body, and I had never felt comfortable in my own skin. I had always been the bigger girl or the fat one. I was tired of never being in pictures with my kids unless it was just close up pictures of our faces. I always wore the camera and took the pictures so that I was sure to never be in one. Then, just before vacation last year, my husband had the camera out to make sure it was working. He took a picture of me. I didn’t see it for a couple of months, and when I did, I just cried. I couldn’t believe how I had just let myself get into the worst shape of my life.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
In January of 2014, I lost my dad after loosing my mom 4 years earlier. I was just 35 and had lost both my parents. When we were in the hospital talking to the doctor, he said that if my dad hadn’t been so heavy, he would have had a better chance to pull through. After he passed away, I fell into a state where I just didn’t care about myself. I threw myself into my kids and husbands needs and my work and just let myself go. One day I realized that I wasn’t living, I was just existing and I wasn’t really participating in my kids lives. I bought a Challenge Pack with Shakeology and started working out with Shaun T five days a week. I have never looked back.
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 before I began the program was finding the time to get in a workout and my diet. I always felt like I was too busy working full-time and taking care of my family to have any time to work out. I was run down, tired, and living on soda and coffee sweetened with flavored creamer. Since I started T25 and Shakeology, I haven’t had soda or coffee. I work out 5 days a week (at least), and I have so much more energy. I am healthier than ever, and I really attribute it all Shakeology and getting moving. Working out for 25 minutes a day fits in perfectly with my busy schedule.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I loved that the workouts were under 30 minutes, I loved the results that I saw with a 25-minute workout, and I just love Shaun T. He makes the workout fun and time just flies by. I don’t have 45 minutes to work out, but I know that I have 25. As soon as I get home, I throw on my workout gear and get it done. I actually love to work out now. I never thought that I would be able to say that!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I have lost 40 lbs. and dropped from a size 16 to a size 6. I have never in my adult life wore a size 6. I think that last time I saw that size with 6th grade. I am so proud that I am getting closer to where I want to me and that I’m comfortable in my own skin.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
The better question would be how has it not changed! Everything has changed. I’m more active with my kids and family. Everyone that knows me can’t believe how much I have changed. I love to be moving and doing something. I love trying new healthy recipes and trying new Shakeology recipes. I just love being the healthier me. I am actually living life now.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
I didn’t have anyone around me starting on this journey, but I had my Challenge Group ladies that were in the same boat as me. We held each other accountable, and they inspired me to move on days that I just didn’t think that I could. They are the most awesome group of ladies you will ever get to know. I think that I have made some lifelong friends.
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
There were many times when I thought that I wasn’t going to make progress. Teresa just knew when I needed to hear from her, and she would show up with the kindest words of encouragement. When I would look at pictures of myself and not see any progress, she did. And she would share with the world how far I had come. She was my biggest cheerleader, and she kicked me in the butt when I was slacking. I never knew that I would have made such a great friend with someone thousands of miles away from me, but I know that I will always have a friend in Teresa.
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 was a game changer for me. It helps keep my cravings down, and I just feel a million times better when I get my shake in the morning than I days that I don’t. I have more energy, and I feel more rested. It has been worth every penny. I don’t see it leaving my diet ever.2
2These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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