Amanda C. lost 146 lbs. with FOCUS T25, 21 Day Fix, P90, INSANITY MAX:30, 21 Day Fix EXTREME, and ChaLEAN Extreme. She entered her results into The Beachbody Challenge, and won the $500 Daily Prize for October 1st!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I have struggled with my weight since I was 13 years old. I always felt sick and tired. I have always started programs and given up too easily. I have always hidden behind a baggy sweater. I never wanted to dress up to go anywhere with friends, and always wanted to stay home. I used to always lay on the couch watching TV most evenings with a bag of snacks. I never wanted to be active with my children, and was always avoiding work projects that involved physical activities.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I got on the scale in January 2014 weighing the heaviest I have ever been: almost 300 lbs. I had tried so many times and gave up. I wanted to be able to play with my children and not be tired. I also wanted to work long shifts for my job, and be able to keep up with everyone else in our field on these 12-hour shifts. I wanted to be able to hold my head high, be proud, and not always hide in the shadows.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
The biggest challenge before beginning was being worried about failing, and being too scared to push myself to just commit. I started with FOCUS T25, did two full rounds, and lost over 50 lbs. I was amazed that I had done it. Then I wanted to do more so I started 21 Day Fix, followed by more FOCUS T25, then moved on to P90. I enjoyed the weights and pushed myself even further. After that, I tried INSANITY MAX:30, and have now just completed 21 Day Fix EXTREME. Now I’m going to go back to T25. During 21 Day Fix EXTREME, I pushed myself to not follow the modifier and to just stick with it. I was amazed at how much my strength has improved. I want to push myself further and I’m looking at P90X or P90X3, as I love the 30-min programs for work days. I just finished ChaLEAN Extreme, and loved it to tone up the loose skin and define muscle.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I chose to try ChaLEAN Extreme in hopes of defining my body and tightening the loose skin. I have seen amazing results in my body using this program, and feel stronger than I ever have.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I have achieved results beyond anything that I thought was ever possible. Losing 146 lbs. has made me feel amazing. It has taken me a long time to realize what I have done. Some family, friends, and coworkers didn’t recognize me in passing. When I look at old pictures, I still can’t believe that it is me.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I feel more confident in myself and am not hiding behind the big, baggy sweaters. I am able to keep up with the physical demands of my job. My kids are so happy that I can play with them, and want to do things outside. My teenage daughter is excited that she can steal my sweaters, and I never thought I would have to worry about that. My whole family has taken on healthy eating as well, and has truly benefited from it. I have numerous friends and people approaching me to ask what I have done to change my life, and I have been helping friends get started with their first fitness programs from Beachbody. I am currently employed with a large company and the feedback has been amazing. They are very big on health and wellness, and have asked me to write an article to help others in our workforce by showing everyone that it is achievable with the hours we work. I can’t thank Beachbody enough for saving my life and getting me healthy.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
I participated in clean eating challenges and various support groups.
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
Gerri has been hosting online fitness groups and clean eating challenges, and always offers support when needed. Gerri checks in a few times a week, keeps you going, and helps whenever needed — truly an amazing Coach.
How did a Beachbody supplement, 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?
I just recently started Shakeology and love it. I get more energy from it, and feel great and full for hours. I use Shakeology every day for breakfast. I find that I sleep a lot better since starting to eat clean and taking care of myself.
How did a Beachbody supplement, nutritional product, or program affect any existing health conditions you have?
My doctor is amazed at the changes in my blood pressure and my overall health transformation with losing the weight.
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