†Results vary depending on starting point and effort. Jessica is an independent Beachbody Coach.
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Before I started working out and changing my body, I wasn’t a confident person. As a teacher, I was scared to walk into the classroom every day for fear of being ridiculed. I always avoided the camera. I didn’t recognize the person I had become because when I was younger, I was always so ambitious and outgoing.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
A friend invited me to go rock climbing which I knew on the inside was something that sounded incredibly fun, but when I looked at myself in the mirror, it was something I knew the person I had become could never do. I was too heavy and too out of shape. I realized that I wasn’t doing any of the things that used to make me happy because I felt too embarrassed to do them. I was always athletic when I was younger, and then one day I woke up and didn’t recognize myself. So I decided to make a change.
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 was that I was doing it all on my own and wasn’t sharing my story. I have a hard time making myself vulnerable and making this big of a life change is hard to do all on your own.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I have done several, but my absolute favorite was P90X3. I love the program because I never got bored! Tony gives you so many different workouts. All of the workouts have a bunch of different moves, and they are fun! They are moves that make me feel athletic–like the athlete I used to be, and it made me feel great about myself that I can actually do some of the moves! I know I can take these moves and go out into the real world and do things I always wanted to do, like rock climbing, skiing, and zip lining.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I am most proud that I have once again become the outgoing and active person that I always knew I was. I’m not a couch potato. That’s not who I am. It was just a side effect of being overweight. As far as body parts, I’m very proud that I got my stomach and waist back down to a healthy size.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I have joined the world of the living again! I don’t hide when I see people I know. I don’t hide when someone pulls out a camera. I don’t make excuses when friends ask me to do things with them. Instead, I jump in head first and am always the first one ready to go and the most enthusiastic! I also feel like my confidence has affected my work. I have been given two promotions, and I think it’s in no small part due to the fact that I have so much more energy and confidence these days. I get stuff done, and I’m positive about it now!
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