INSANITY MAX:30 Results: Stefanie Lost 7 Pounds and Won $500

INSANITY MAX:30 Results: Stefanie Lost 7 Pounds and Won $500

Results vary depending on starting point and effort.

Stefanie Williams lost 7 lbs in 60 days with INSANITY MAX:30. She entered her results into The Beachbody Challenge, and won the $500 Daily Prize for April 4th!

Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
About 8 years ago, I started to rapidly gain weight. My clothes were not fitting properly. Every time that I looked in the mirror I would wonder what was happening to my body. My nutrition was awful. I loved eating fast food and tons of sugar. Exercising was something I never took part in and had no interest in. I would buy bigger clothes to cover up my stomach and thighs. I was unhappy with myself because I had let myself get to this point, but I was unsure of how to change what was happening to my body. One day a friend suggested we run a local 5K race. During the race, I figured out I was really out of shape and needed to do something fast, so I decided to continue running. I was still not in shape even though I could run for hours at a time. My body still looked like it did before I started running. I was starting to question why I was running all of the time and not losing weight but gaining weight. It was frustrating and made me question why I was exercising.

What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?

I would see the INSANITY infomercials, and would say to my husband that I wish I could look like those women in the videos. I wanted to be fit and a powerhouse in running, but most of all I wanted those insane abs! When I first heard of INSANITY MAX:30, I wondered if it would actually work for me and if I could complete the 60 days without quitting. At the same time INSANITY MAX:30 was coming out, I had signed up for a Reebok Spartan Race that was going to challenge me mentally and physically, especially since I am 4’9″ and wondering how in the heck am I going to get over these obstacles. I am seeing the videos of these women in the Spartan Race and it hit me that they look just like the women in INSANITY MAX:30. At this point, I knew if I wanted to conquer these obstacles with my 4’9″ body that INSANITY MAX:30 was the program that was going to get me that powerhouse body.

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 facing me before beginning this program was to find a program that was packed with intensity, and had a doable nutrition plan that did not require me to count calories or diet. All of my previous exercise routines required me to count calories and basically starve myself, which always made me crash and burn. Shaun T’s nutrition plan in INSANITY MAX:30 was so simple! He took the guessing game out of what I could eat by providing a list of options and serving size I should have in a day. The workouts were awesome as well! Each workout was packed with intensity and he constantly was switching up the moves so no workout was the same. Shaun T is an awesome motivator! In the past, I dreaded working out, but INSANITY MAX:30 was different. I wanted to workout and eat right. My results were incredible and it would not have been possible without INSANITY MAX:30. Now it is time for me to go kick butt in the Spartan Race! Thanks Shaun T and Beachbody!

What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I love intense workouts! The INSANITY MAX:30 workouts were packed with awesome moves which were constantly changing. Each workout was different. When I finished a workout, I knew I had pushed to my max by the amount of sweat on my mat. I never finished a workout and thought that was a waste of time. I would finish thinking to myself “oh my word that was a crazy workout!” The intensity was off the charts which I loved! The nutrition plan was easy to follow as well. No dieting just eating healthy and watching portion sizes.

Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I lost 7 pounds and 3.5 inches off my waist. The best achievement was the insane abs that I got from a 30 minute workout! I could not believe the transformation. I can now proudly walk around in my sports bra and not feel self conscious. I am so much stronger in running and I can actually do pull-ups on my pull up bar that has been in my basement for years. All of those push-ups and tricep dips really transformed my arms!

How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
My confidence is incredible now since INSANITY MAX:30. I feel confident in my ability to conquer these obstacles in the Spartan Race without questioning the size of my body. I can run faster and harder than ever before. My clothes fit great and I am not self conscious any longer about my body. I cannot express the gratitude I have for Shaun T and the Beachbody team. I love my body and feel awesome!

How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
Lanette and Greg were fantastic Coaches. They were telling me about INSANITY MAX:30 before it was even released. They knew I loved intense workouts and wanted to take my fitness to another level. We discussed the E&E and Results & Recovery Formula and how great the products were for this workout. We would talk to each other about how intense the workouts were throughout our journey. They actually encouraged me to post my results on FB and this challenge. I was nervous at first but the response was astounding. I now have other people that want to join me on their fitness journey.

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?
The two main nutritional products I used were the E&E and Results and Recovery Formula. My workouts were in the evenings after work so I needed just a little boost in energy to get through the workouts. The E&E provided me enough boost to get me through the workouts but not make me jittery or restless at night. The Results and Recovery formula should be called the miracle juice. I love this drink! After these workouts, I would drink the recovery drink, which tastes awesome, and I would not be sore or fatigued during the next day’s workout. This is definitely the best on the market.

How did a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program affect any existing health conditions you have?
As I started to progress through the workouts, I noticed I had more energy and slept better at night. I used to get so fatigued during the day, typically around 2:00 p.m., the typical time to crash in the day. The nutrition plan helped me to purge all of those sugary drinks and food out of my system so I would not have that crash at the end of the day. This also led to me sleeping better at night because I was not taking in awful food before bedtime. The workouts really kicked my metabolism into gear and just got rid of that feeling of exhaustion.

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