†Results vary depending on starting point and effort. Heather is an independent Beachbody Coach.
Meet Heather S.! She participated in The Beachbody Challenge and won the $500 Daily Prize for August 3!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
My weight had hit an all-time high after having my kids back-to-back. 1 year postpartum, I was depressed and still wearing my maternity pants. I knew I needed to change. I felt myself pushing my husband away because of my own insecurities. What really hit was looking through photos of my children and my husband was always in the pictures, but I was not in any.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I work for a Community Health Center. I felt I needed to change and live how I was encouraging others to do. I also wanted to set a good example for my children and get them eating healthy. I had a few friends who were doing Beachbody programs and seeing really great results. I knew this was a good option for me because with my young children and working full time, I had no time for the gym. I started with INSANITY, then FOCUS T25, then found my soulmate, P90X3.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program?
One of my biggest challenges was resisting temptation. I would do really good for a few months and then I would get side tracked and start making bad food choices. What helped me overcome that challenge was joining online support groups with people who were doing the same programs as me. I met my Coach in one of these support groups and she has helped me realize falling off is not the hardest part. It’s getting back up quickly. She suggested drinking Shakeology, just to try and see if it helped. I was shocked to see that it did help reduce my cravings and gave me more energy to get through my workouts.2 Without her support, I might not have reached my goals. With her support I crushed them.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
P90X3 kept me from getting bored. Tony is an amazing trainer and really makes you feel it’s ok that you’re not perfect. Just do the best you can and you will get there. I loved that 30 minutes is obtainable in my busy day. I sometimes could even squeeze in two workouts. That’s how much I love it.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I am in the best shape I have been in since I was in high school. I am able to keep up with my two- and three-year-old children. I can run and chase them in the park without feeling winded or like I am going to hurt myself. I am happy to say my family’s eating habits have all changed. My 2-year-old will eat broccoli, plain without sauces or anything! It’s more than I could have imagined to accomplish in just 16 months.
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.
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