Results vary depending on starting point and effort.
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Before I started, I had very little energy. I was extremely depressed and extremely embarrassed of how obese I had become. I couldn’t bring myself to even get dressed to go to the gym much less show up.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I visited family and that’s when I realized how much weight I had gained. I had gained close to 100 pounds since the last time they saw me and I could just tell they were shocked.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
The greatest challenge I faced was motivating myself to get going, to just get started! With Hip Hop Abs I allowed myself to try something new in the privacy of my home, without what I feared as rejection and the embarrassment I associated with going to the gym. From the very first workout the dread of working out vanished. I looked forward to seeing Shaun T in a stress free, fun atmosphere. I felt more like I was going to a dance party than through a grueling workout. I loved doing the videos and the results came with my increased motivation! The HHA videos took away my fears of judgement, stress, rejection and failure I felt were inevitable at that point when considering a traditional gym workout and allowed me to start my journey.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I love the Music, I love Shaun T’s attitude and sense of humor. I like the fact that it was really fun! I looked forward to doing it everyday!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
In less than 6 months I lost 72 pounds going from 216 to 144 and cut my body fat in half. Each one of my thighs before starting was bigger than my current waist measurement by several inches. I am now able to fit back in my “fit” clothes and exercise clothing as well as my “cute” clothes. I like fashion again!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I have regained interest in all the things I loved before I gained weight like exercising, meeting new people, fashion and travel. I was so self conscious at my heaviest, I dreaded even getting dressed in the morning, and I was constantly avoiding people due to embarrassment and fear of judgement. I feel like I am back to my true self again. I not only do not dread getting dressed and facing the world, it is actually fun again to play with fashion, take pride in myself and enjoy meeting new people and reuniting with those I have not seen.
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