†Results vary depending on starting point and effort. Tonya is an independent Beachbody Coach.
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Because I went through some very difficult personal issues, I stopped taking care of myself and indulged in anything that brought me comfort. I felt ashamed of my body. I didn’t feel attractive at all, and my self-confidence was nonexistent. I didn’t want to be seen in a bathing suit, and I wore large, puffy shirts to hide my stomach. I stayed home a lot. Being overweight really affected my social life and especially my marriage. I didn’t want anyone, including my husband, to see me like that. I had no energy and felt tired all of the time.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
My family inspired me to change. My daughters watch and imitate my every move. I knew that if I didn’t make a change, they were going to follow me down the same miserable path. I also knew that they needed me to be healthy and active to be present in their lives for many more years to come. I was being irresponsible with my health and taking a big risk of not being there for them. I want to see them grow up, get married, and I especially want to be alive and healthy to see my grandchildren.
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 for me was to commit to working out every day and eating healthy. Nutrition was a huge obstacle for me. I had no idea where to start. I followed the nutrition guide in my program and got involved in a Challenge Group for accountability and support. I can’t say enough about Beachbody and their products. They are truly the best! I love Shakeology because I am terrible about eating breakfast. I used to skip it because I thought I didn’t have time. Now, I enjoy my shake every morning. It’s quick, easy, and I know I’m getting a healthy breakfast and the best start to my day.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I love TurboFire because it’s fun! I enjoy the music, the moves, and Chalene Johnson’s personality. She is so motivating!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I lost 24 lbs! But the best part is the mental and emotional breakthroughs. I had convinced myself that I was over 40 and couldn’t push myself physically. The realization that I was so much stronger than I thought was empowering! I found my confidence again!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
My life transformed so significantly during this program that I became a Beachbody Coach so I can help others achieve their breakthroughs. I’m meeting new people and growing every day. I’ve always been an introvert and extremely shy. This experience has brought me out of my shell. Finally! I actually reach out to other people and start conversations. I never used to do that! Beachbody had changed my life, not just on the outside, but on the inside where it matters the most! I am so grateful to finally be free from being shy. I have a completely different outlook on life, and it’s all positive!
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
It helped me by teaching me to set goals in the first place. Knowing I had to check in daily with the group held me accountable to do it every day. The support and friendship in this group was priceless. Having encouragement from people that are going through the same thing you are is key to succeeding.
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
Melanie is such a giving person. She’s there every day to offer support, fitness tips, and help with meal planning.
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 has given me energy and my cravings for chocolate are gone. I used to eat something sweet after lunch and dinner nearly every day. Within a week of starting Shakeology, I noticed I didn’t even think about grabbing a treat after my meals. My energy level is through the roof! With 2 little girls at home, I need energy and it feels great to not be exhausted at the end of the day.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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