Meet Independent Beachbody Coach Margo W. She lost 33 lbs with FOCUS T25, P90X3, and INSANITY MAX:30. She entered her results into The Beachbody Challenge, and won the $500 Daily Prize for June 23rd!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I gained 50 pounds while I was pregnant with twin boys. After my pregnancy, I continued to eat whatever I wanted because I was nursing. Everyone told me not to diet or exercise too vigorously because it could affect my milk supply. When I was about 7 months postpartum, I was tired of eating more than most men and not exercising, so I started researching what I could do from home. I knew I would not be successful with losing weight if I had to go to a gym. I had babies and I worked full-time, so I would not want to leave them to go to the gym. That’s when my husband mentioned he knew someone who was a Beachbody Coach, and he thought I should check into it. So I did… I was ready to fit back into my pre-pregnancy clothes and to start eating healthy. I was tired of being overweight, I wanted to get my “sexy back!” I felt tired all the time, and my stomach was upset because of the food I was choosing to eat.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
When I realized I had rolls on my back! When I realized my boys would be 1 soon! When I had to buy a size 14 dress to wear to work! I had never been so unhealthy in my life. I was thankful for the miracle that my body performed in having twins and nursing for 8 months, but I was ready to get my life back! I was ready to feel like a woman again. I was ready to have my husband tell me I was sexy and really believe it. I was ready to get back into my size 8 jeans. My husband encouraged me from day 1 that I could do this. He was such a huge supporter and helped me decide to go for it and see what happened. I also wanted to do this for my babies. I wanted to be able to instill a healthy lifestyle in them from a young age, and if you aren’t living it you can’t teach it!
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
Fear... I had heard of P90X, and knew it was intense so I was afraid I would start P90X3 and not be able to do it! But I had to overcome that fear to push myself. I wanted to push myself harder then I ever had before. With the help of my Coach, and my Beachbody family, I was encouraged to keep going and was able to actually do plyo pushups. They weren’t beautiful, but they were done! And I was proud. My husband and my boys always have been a huge inspiration to overcome fear… I want to be able to run down a soccer field with my boys without getting tired! One day, if they want to go rock climbing, I want to be right beside them doing it! I want to set the example to be healthy for my family! I want to lead by example.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
INSANITY MAX:30 pushed me further then I have ever pushed mentally in a workout. I was able to dig within myself and keep going, even when I felt like quitting.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I am proud of the weight I lost in 10 weeks. I lost 23 pounds from start to finish with FOCUS T25 Alpha and Beta rounds. My waist went from 40.5 inches to 32 inches. And about two weeks ago I fit into my pre-pregnancy jeans. And last but not least I am proud of the rolls on my back disappearing! In the 90 days of P90X3, I lost 10 more pounds my waist has gone down to 31 inches. I no longer have rolls on my back! And you can see my muscles! After the 60 days of INSANITY MAX:30 I have lost another 2 inches in my waist, and I am even more toned so you can see my muscle definition even more.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I have more energy, my stomach never hurts after I eat, and I feel like I am the most in shape physically that I have ever been. Consistently working out has helped me find balance in all areas of my life. I just joined Beachbody to be a Coach because I am so excited about this transformation. I want people I know to experience this change. It is not just a fitness workout it is a change of lifestyle. I feel amazing! And can’t wait to continue on this journey. I am thankful for the balance I have found for my mind, body, and soul. And can’t wait to start sharing my transformation with other people to help them reach their fitness goals.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
I loved being on the INSANITY MAX:30 group with my Coach and cast member. It was amazing and helped me stay encouraged to keep going.
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
Jessica helped encourage me from the beginning and checking on me throughout my program. Her excitement is contagious and makes you want to achieve your goals!
How did a Beachbody Supplement or 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, digestion/regularity?
Shakeology is incredible! I love my shakes for breakfast, they help prepare for my day. I have more energy and hardly feel fatigued after a long day! I will absolutely continue to drink Shakeology.
§Always consult with your physician before commencing any fitness program or nutritional product if you are pregnant or post-partum.
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