Results vary depending on starting point and effort. Sophia is an Independent Team Beachbody Coach.
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I have always always struggled with my weight since I was little, I was told by boys that I was pretty but I was too fat. I lost a lot of weight but I still carried what they said to me on my shoulders. Even though I was smaller I still felt un-pretty and fat. I tried everything from red-wine vinegar, not eating, to diet pills, and even worse, throwing up. (wow, can’t believe I just admitted that! Don’t think I have ever said that out loud.) I’m writing this in tears because I finally found something that is working for me, in 32 years I have achieved weight loss but have never been able to maintain it. So after having my baby boy and gaining 37lbs I didn’t recognize my body.4 I remember the day I took my before pictures, my husband had purchased FOCUS T25 for me and he was the one that took them. I cried when I saw what I look like and felt embraced because he saw me like that, even though he told me that he didn’t care and that I just had a baby. I was devastated!
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
My Little Man! I what to show him how to live a healthy life and stay active from a early age. I never had that growing up, my family showed their love with food, and not the good kind. Everything I do now is for him, I want him to be proud to call me his mom! One more thing that drives me is when someone says I can’t do something, its like fuel! You can do almost anything you put your mind to and I will not use the excuse that I just had a baby.4 He isn’t my excuse he is my reason!
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
In my mind I was convinced that to lose weight I had to take diet pills and laxatives to help me lose those last couple of pounds. Even more I wouldn’t eat like I should because I “wasn’t” hungry. I have done some really extreme things throughout my life that I am not proud of, things that not even the closest people in my life know about. Beachbody has giving me a new lease on life, I can eat, and still lose weight! I don’t need an expensive membership to a gym or a personal trainer, I can have all of that in the comfort of my home. I can’t begin to put into words how much this company has done for me, it has giving me my life back, the life I truly never had because I always worried about my weight. Now I have a venue to help others in their journey, paying it forward is huge to me!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
Since I’m a new mommy I love that its 25mins and its fast paced… I love how Shaun T is so motivating, and that there are modifiers.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
My muscle tone, flat belly, and arms! I’m seeing muscle I have never seen or ever knew I had lol.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
My husband and I are a lot closer, and I feel comfortable in my own skin. I can finally look at myself in the mirror and I’m not horrified at what I see. That is huge for me, because no matter what size I have been I was never happy at what I saw in the mirror until now.
How did a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program affect any existing health conditions you have?
Well now I am taking E&E and it has help me push through my workouts, letting me give all of me to it. Shakeology has help crave my sweet tooth which is huge for me.2
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