Meet Alison S.! She participated in The Beachbody Challenge and won the $500 Daily Prize for December 15th!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Before I started the Beachbody Challenge, I was super depressed. I was living an unhealthy lifestyle, eating junk food constantly and sleeping whenever I could! It was a vicious cycle. I’d be so tired from lugging around 250+lbs all day that I would sleep during any down time I had. I’m an emotional eater as well. So, to make myself feel better about the life I was living I would eat a lot! I tried multiple fad diets but never stuck to those. I wasn’t ready to change my lifestyle so nothing worked.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I got engaged and decided I didn’t want to look that way in my wedding pictures! I wanted to be a beautiful bride that wowed the guests..not one that people felt sorry for because I was so overweight. I was afraid that I’d have to look through plus size dresses and not be able to get one that I actually loved. I knew I had to make the change then or I would never do it! A friend of mine told me about Insanity and I decided to try it. Thank god I did!! I lost 60 lbs with my first round of INSANITY. After finishing I moved on to Focus T25 because it fit much more easily into my schedule. I did a 10 week round of Focus T25 and then did the hybrid of Focus T25 and INSANITY together. By the end of these two cycles I had lost another 32 lbs!
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
My biggest challenge was self confidence. I hated what I looked like and hated how I felt. I never wanted to see anyone I knew and never wanted to go out anywhere with my friends or family. Now that I’ve completed these programs, I feel so much better about myself! I love hearing the compliments I get when I see people I know and I finally feel comfortable in my own skin. Not only do I receive compliments all the time, but I’ve had at least 5 people tell me that they are starting INSANITY/Focus T25 because they saw my results and got inspired! That is an amazing feeling. Beachbody has truly changed my life!!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I’ve lost 92 lbs and feel amazing! I’m so much more confident and energetic. My husband and I go hiking and walking all the time, which has brought us closer together! I also enjoy eating healthy, something I never thought I’d say before! I got married a few weeks ago and was able to feel like the beautiful bride that I was striving to be. Not to mention I have inspired so many of my friends and family to start working out with these programs. It’s such an amazing feeling to know that I can motivate someone because of my own success.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
My life has done a complete 180! I’ve gone from being depressed and tired and very self conscious to outgoing and energetic! I’m finally comfortable with how I look and I, of course, love hearing the compliments from people I know! I have completely changed my lifestyle and feel amazing mentally and physically.
You can change your life, too. Take the Beachbody Challenge, for the ultimate motivation to get fit! Select any Beachbody program and once you complete it, share your results for your chance to win cash and prizes.