†Results vary depending on starting point and effort.
Shari is an independent Beachbody Coach.
Meet Shari P.! She participated in The Beachbody Challenge and won the $500 Daily Prize for July 25th!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I am a military wife and mom of two beautiful boys. After my second son was born, I suffered from mild depression and was trying to keep my head above water while my husband was overseas, and with an active four year old and an infant that wouldn’t sleep. I was tired, my eating habits were not wonderful, and I struggled to motivate myself to get back in shape, even though I knew deep down I desperately wanted to. I had every excuse at my disposal: I was tired, I had no time, I was solo parenting, I was working full time, and I was making my way through graduate classes.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I wanted energy back to keep up with my kids, I wanted to get back to healthier eating habits, I wanted to feel like a younger version of myself, and honestly, I was not willing to buy new clothes. I looked in my closet and tried on a few items, or attempted to at least. I told myself that things needed to change, as buying bigger clothes was not an option. I am also coming up on thirty, and I set a goal for myself to enter my thirties in the best shape of my life. My husband began his fitness journey a year earlier, and he is a daily reminder of what hard work and dedication can do.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program?
My greatest challenge was not believing that I could change my body. I went into the program with weak knees and the inability to complete one push-up. I thought genetics would prevail and no amount of exercise and clean eating would help. I am so happy to say I was wrong, P90X3 challenged me and made me realize I am capable of much more than I gave myself credit for. I enjoy learning about fitness and clean eating and love how happy it makes me to be able to share my ideas and knowledge with others. I am so thankful I took that first step, for it truly is the hardest step you will ever take, but the journey that ensues is one that will forever change your life.
Which achievements are you proud of?
I am forever changed. My reward has been going into my closet and wearing all of my old clothes that haven’t fit in what seems like forever. I am proud that I never gave up and I continue to push myself beyond my perceived limits. I crave working out now and look forward to it. I am proud that I changed my outlook and overcame depression without the use of medication.
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
His passion for motivating others inspires me. He understands the challenges individuals face in their daily lives, because as a member of the US Air Force, he understands that life is never the same from one day to the next. My coach keeps his team as a top priority in his life and selflessly continues to support and challenge each of us.
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.