Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
When I started the program, I was three months postpartum with my third boy.§ After having three pregnancies very close together, I decided I was ready to fit into my clothes again and wanted my body back. I had received INSANITY in 2012 after my first son and really enjoyed it, but felt like I needed to go to the gym to be fit so I never finished the program. I decided to give it a try again since I no longer have time to run back and forth to the gym. I was feeling really discouraged with myself as I was in an “in-between” stage where I was out of maternity clothes, but my old clothes were still not fitting me.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I was inspired to make a change due to my kids. I want to be fit and healthy and keep up with my boys. Once I took my “before” picture, I was more motivated than ever to make a change and say goodbye to the baby weight for good!
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 a lack of time to spend at the gym. With three boys four and under, I am very busy and just don’t have much time to spend working out. Not to mention, having to drive to the gym and pack up all three of them to go. With Beachbody, getting in shape could not be easier! Once the baby goes down for a nap, I set up and work out while he sleeps. Another challenge for me was having a baby so young that was still up numerous times at night and nursing often. I noticed a huge increase in energy from my workouts and from Shakeology at the end of the program.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I really enjoyed INSANITY because it didn’t require me to buy any equipment. I found Shaun T to be really motivating and an excellent teacher for proper form.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I am proud of being able to fit into all of my clothes again and that I can see some abdominal definition five months after having my third child.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I now make fitness a priority, and it’s so easy to get a workout in and get on with my day. I have also incorporated clean eating for our entire family. I have so much more energy and feel so much better about myself.
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
I became in touch with my Beachbody Coach after already starting my program. But she helped me stay encouraged to finish my program and got me excited to see all that Beachbody has to offer!
How did a Beachbody supplement, 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, or digestion/regularity?
I started Shakeology at the end of my program and noticed a difference with my energy and mood.
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§Always consult with your physician before commencing any fitness program or nutritional product if you are pregnant or postpartum.