Results vary depending on starting point and effort. Kristen 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 a 2 year old son and a 9 month old daughter, so my life is very busy. I have been a Coach for 2 years and decided, after the birth of my daughter, I needed to get in shape again. I was told I had to wait 6 weeks before doing any workout program since I had a c-section.4 This was very hard for me to look in the mirror and see the extra weight that I had gained, but I knew with motivation and determination through Beachbody I would be able to achieve my goals.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
In 2 years I had 2 surgeries and felt I was told multiple times to rest and wait on any workout program.3 I wanted to change my lifestyle so I began with eating habits changing, to clean eating while my body recovered. After seeing results with food intake, I was given the go ahead to start working out, and I was beyond ready.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
Getting up and Pushing Play was the hardest since sleep was lacking with a baby, but after I started to see results in the mirror and my clothes were fitting again it became easier. It took a year to lose the weight with my 2 year old, but my eating plans and workout challenges made this weight loss easier!
Why did you choose this particular program?
I was given INSANITY: THE ASYLUM Volume 1 by my Coach, and was told here try this 30 day challenge, but just to let you know most don’t finish the program. Well I was going to show my Coach I was going to finish this challenge, and I did! I loved it so I purchased INSANITY: THE ASYLUM Volume 2! I love having a schedule to follow and needed to start something since I was in this workout routine. My husband, who is in great shape, started working out with me at 5:15 am everyday because he could see the difference in how I felt and looked!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
This is a fast paced challenge. I love the way you feel after working out an hour and the sweat dripping off your face knowing “wow did I just do that?”! INSANITY doesn’t come from not being able to do the insane moves, but from how it takes over your body and mind, and makes you want to workout!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I love my stomach! I had a baby 9 months ago via c-section and look at my definition and without doing hundreds of sit-ups daily. My arms show that multiple push-ups pay off. Who knew that push-ups would be the easiest part of the program?
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I have confidence in myself now. I feel as though I can take on a challenge and actually complete it. The results are rewarding. When others ask how I lost the weight so fast I reply “Beachbody and determination.” I post pictures of my journey on my Facebook page, and when the family goes out people come up to me and say “I have been following you and you are a big motivation for me!” My husband replied, “I didn’t realize you had so many fans.” This makes me feel good knowing I am helping others too.
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
She is a great motivator. I love looking at her workout posts and pictures. She is a positive person and that is something you need to keep on track.
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?
I feel rushed at times getting kids ready or myself. So Shakeology is a convenient way to incorporate a healthy meal on the go. I feel the chocolate shakes helped in my digestion, and gave me the energy I needed to keep be going throughout the day.2 The P90X protein bars are amazing! I always have one on hand for a quick easy snack. The P90X Results and Recovery drink is refreshing after an hour of sweating!
How did a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program affect any existing health conditions you have?
Shakeology helps with my digestion issues that I have had for years.2 I love the fact all your vitamins and minerals are in a delicious shake.
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4Always consult with your physician before commencing any fitness program or nutritional product if you are pregnant or postpartum.
3Always consult with your physician about your unique medical needs before starting any fitness program or nutrition product.
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