Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I was depressed and not happy at all. I was insecure about my body and hid it well. I said “Ugh” every time I looked myself in the mirror. I was putting a lot of bad things in my body and it was showing. I did not know what to do to get it back on track. I did everything that I thought was right but ended up doing more harm to myself. I went on family outings to the beach or pool, but I felt uncomfortable. When I did take my shirt off, I sucked my gut in so much that I formed rolls and looked silly. I didn’t want to do anything, so I continued to eat all the wrong foods and became even more unhappy.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
This is a toughy. Losing my Mum to her second fight to breast cancer did it for me. It was a year and a half after I lost her. I had my very essence sucked out of me. I felt cheated. I felt like the child in the fire and no matter what I did to cry out, no one came to save me. I lost my everything. I lost my best friend, my confidant, my inspiration, the only one who “got” me, my go-to, my queen, my partner in crime, my everything. Everything I did, I did for her. Everything! I lost my world. So after being all secluded, shutting down, closing people out and hiding from the world, I decided to live for her legacy. She wouldn’t have wanted me to just lay down and give up. I had lost everything, yet I had to rebuild my life to fulfillment. I tried many things and failed until I was presented with an infomercial about Beachbody and decided to give it a shot. I was not optimistic about this, but I said “what could it hurt?” From there my life has changed for the better.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
The challenge was believing it would work for me since I had tried so many things in the past that did not work. So belief and putting forth the effort to push through the mind over matter. With TurboFire, I lost 15-19 inches off my waistline. I am 2.5 pant sizes down. Chalene put me in a place that I thought I could never go with myself. My body, mind, and spirit are all connected now and that is something I am grateful for. She knew when I felt like I wanted to quit, give up, and be done when I felt tired. She would always come in and say, “Guess what? You’re not tired“, or “If you want it bad enough, you have to be willing to fight for it“, or “From this day forward, speak to yourself in a way you would with someone you care about.” She just knew.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I actually loved everything about the program. Chalene knew exactly what to do and sayat the right time. This program brought me so much success and instilled in me the will to push pass of what my mind. It was the hardest thing I have ever done when it comes to my health and fitness.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
1) By doing the two programs, TurboFire, Body Beast, and drinking Shakeology, I went from being 202.5 to 182.0 lbs in a little over a year. 2) The biggest achievements that I am proud of is the entire process. Being smaller than I was before I moved, staying consistent with my health, watching my weight, and the process of pushing through the plateaus of mind over matter. I am also proud of the fact that I am comfortable with no shirt on. I am also doing workout videos clips and posting them.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
My life has changed so much that I wish my Mum and Dadda can see it. I am much more positive than before, my glass is running completely over, and my will to help others has increased 1000%. Educating myself in health and fitness has become a priority, along with working towards a Personal Trainer Certification and becoming an awesome Team Beachbody Coach. I am challenged to continue to better myself and transform my my life, health, and body so I can inspire others to do the same.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
The team in the Challenge Group were great! They have been very supportive, and I owe it all to them for keeping me motivated and holding me accountable. They did this by posting daily, which made me want to post as well.
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
They encouraged me and told me to keep going. No matter what, never give up, and keep the reason that made me wanted to fight in the beginning.
How did a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program affect any existing health conditions you have?
I honestly feel like it gave me another life. A life I know I can live out and change the lives of others.
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