Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I gave birth to my daughter in 2011 and my son in 2013. At the time I birthed my son (11.28.13) I weighed over 225lbs! I had a full time job, two small children, AND I was in school to obtain my Master’s Degree in education. I became wrapped up in LIFE, and my health suffered immensely. It was time to take action. I thought, “Oh I am a former athlete, the weight will just melt off in days once I start working out.” Fast forward to me dying on the floor, out of breath, sweating pools everywhere after my first session with Shaun T. I couldn’t even reach my toes during a floor stretch anymore! And I used to be a gymnast!
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
Eating, of course, is always my downfall. I love food. Good food, bad food, worse food … I love it all! I try to eat healthy most days, and I do allow myself the occasional (or two) cheat days every week. Consistency and perseverance is key to anything in life. Yes, I was busy with no extra time, but I made the time. I got up at 5am (one hour earlier than normal) and completed my workouts every day. Next thing I knew my first 60 days were up, and it was time to measure in again. I had lost 16 lbs and 11 inches. I was hoping for more, and I knew deep down the problem wasn’t Shaun T or INSANITY; it was my nutrition. So, I dug deeper. I got out the nutrition package that came with INSANITY and I read it, front to back. I ordered Shakeology and adjusted my eating habits, incorporating more green foods, less processed foods, and (the real kicker) I cut out all carbonated beverages and fruit juices and increased my water intake from 2 bottles to 10 bottles a day. Now I was cooking with fire. After I completed round 2 of INSANITY I surpassed all of my goals, losing an additional 14 lbs and 14 inches, and I fit into a size 6 pants.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I like being able to complete the workouts in the comfort of my own home, on my own time, and still be challenged!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I am so proud I lost weight and inches. I didn’t think I would notice results as soon as I did. Not only did I lose over 30 lbs thanks to INSANITY, I also gained my self confidence back, increased energy, motivation, and a positive outlook on life. My fitness journey is still going strong! I just completed 2 rounds of INSANITY and 1 round of PiYo, and I am more fit than I have ever been! I am down from a dress size 10 to a six! My goal at first was to lose weight, which I did. Now I want to tone up, and I am. I saw results, and now I am motivated to do the program again.
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