†Results vary depending on starting point and effort.
Meet Alysa. She lost 66 lbs with INSANITY. She entered her results into The Beachbody Challenge, and won the $500 Daily Prize for July 17th!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I have always been on the heavy side. I’ve always eaten what I wanted, when I wanted, and I didn’t care enough to stop. I loved food, it was one of the many joys I had in my life, and I associated it with pretty much everything. I was always depressed and looking for ways to lose my weight, but nothing ever worked or stuck. It got to the point where I was so ashamed with my body, I was wearing hoodies in 80 degree weather to hide myself, or I would just not leave the house and stay in pajamas all day long. I didn’t want to go anywhere or do anything, and it actually put a huge strain on my relationship.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
When I gave birth to my son, I was already overweight. Then Postpartum Depression set in, and I gained another 60 pounds on top of that, leaving me at just over 240 pounds.1 I couldn’t even do a simple task like change the laundry from the washer to the dryer without having to catch my breath. I hated feeling so terrible all the time. Tired, sluggish, sad. My doctor had also diagnosed me with Chronic Hypertension and put me on high blood pressure medication.1 I thought.. are you kidding? I’m only 22! I knew I needed to do something, I just didn’t know what. I’ve tried so many fad diets, nothing ever worked. When I turned 18 and was legally able to buy weight loss pills, boy did they make some money off of me! I was convinced they had to work, but they also didn’t. But then I found sweet, sweet Beachbody!
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
The food! I have always loved food, still do. Still crave pizza and that awesome feeling I always had when I ate anything really. But somewhere along the line, I stopped thinking of food as a reward and replaced it with new workout tops. You know that feeling you get when you drop your first 10 pounds? It’s addicting. Far better than anything food ever gave me! I realized, I am working so hard to burn these calories, why put them right back with food I know will make me feel guilty when I’m done eating it? Beachbody and Shaun T have changed my entire outlook on life, health, and fitness.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
With INSANITY, I loved how hard it pushed me. I felt like Shaun T was about to come through the screen and Drill Sergeant me, which made me push even harder. At the end of those 45-60 minutes, I felt amazing! Renewed. Proud. It gave me a sense of accomplishment at the end.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
In less than a year, I’ve lost a total of 66 pounds. I have lean muscle, I went from wall push ups to being able to do 17 push ups on my toes! I can do 30 power jumps! Also, my doctor gave me the green light to stop taking my high blood pressure meds and my resting heart rate is down to 49bpm from 90bpm!1 I’m healthy! Beachbody has changed my life! I spent so much time wishing I could change and failing every time. With Beachbody, it offered me so much support. I have met so many others who have supported me along my journey, it has helped me get motivated and stay motivated to keep pushing through and give it my everything.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I am definitely not depressed anymore. I have this new found confidence blooming, and I wish I could take photos of my internal changes because words can’t even scratch the surface. My fiance tells me how good I look all the time. He says it’s like dating a whole new girl. I have confidence that I never had, I smile more, I am happy. I can chase my very energetic toddler across the yard, and I won’t feel like passing out from exertion because my endurance is waayyyy better than it has ever been! I will always be grateful to Beachbody and Shaun T. Without them, I don’t think I could have achieved these goals or have the motivation to continue on with them!
You can change your life, too. Take the Beachbody Challenge for the tools you need to Decide, Commit, and Succeed! Complete any Beachbody program, and enter your results for a free gift and a chance to win cash and prizes.
1Always consult with your physician about your unique medical needs before commencing any fitness program or nutritional product.