Tanya Downs lost 100 lbs. with INSANITY, FOCUS T25, and INSANITY MAX:30. She entered her results into the Beachbody Challenge, and won the $500 Daily Prize for December 15th!
Tonya is an Independent Beachbody Coach.
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I had a ton of health issues and found it difficult to walk. I never exercised, and always felt rundown and tired. My doctors were yelling at me, telling me I was killing myself at a young age. I took a handful of medications every day, and was facing possible surgery on my foot and ankle. I hated the way I looked and hated even more that I couldn’t keep up with my two small children.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I just got to a point where I was fed up with it. I was disgusted with the way I looked. My endocrinologist told me I needed to do something, because my blood sugar levels were out of control. I wanted to make a change for my family and kids, but I also wanted to do it for me.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
I just had to get moving. I started with a fitness level of zero. I couldn’t do one single push-up or a single sit-up. I worked toward those. I had to modify everything. I started out with just one to two workouts a week. When I finally got to where that was easy, I kept pushing myself to do more. I started training in martial arts. I also started walking, and eventually added running to my workouts. Every day that I pushed play on the INSANITY DVDs, I got stronger. By December of 2014, I had lost around 50 pounds. By January of 2014, I decided to do the full INSANITY workouts, since I had built up enough strength and endurance, and followed the schedule with a friend. We completed all 63 days together. I lost another 50 pounds. It was an amazing feeling, and Shaun T is my man! He motivated me and encouraged me every step of the way. I have since completed FOCUS T25 twice and INSANITY MAX:30 to stay in shape and keep the weight off. I love it so much that I am now an INSANITY LIVE Instructor!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
Shaun T is an amazing motivator. I loved the exercises and the format.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I lost a total of 100 pounds. I am super proud of that.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
My life has completely changed. I am more outgoing and confident. I am also a fitness Instructor and a Beachbody Coach. I love motivating others and helping them see that it is possible to achieve their goals.
You can change your life, too. Take the Beachbody Challenge for the tools you need to Decide, Commit, and Succeed! Complete any Beachbody program, and enter your results for a free gift and a chance to win cash and prizes.
*Results vary depending on starting point, goals, and effort.