†Results vary depending on starting point and effort. Laura is an independent Beachbody Coach.
Laura McIntyre, age 40, from Brampton, ON, entered The Beachbody Challenge in February 2015 and won $1,000!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I was always an active person growing up, but after marriage and kids, my life settled down and my eating wasn’t as good as it could have been. I had problems after my 2nd pregnancy, and meds, plus bad eating really threw my weight into a tailspin. I was devastated but seemed to just eat more. I’m short, so any amount of weight shows up on me very quickly. I was so ashamed of how heavy I had become, and how I had done this to myself.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I was a maid of honor for a wedding, and when my dress arrived, it couldn’t fit into it. I knew in that very moment that it was time to take charge of my life, and get my act together. It was the pinnacle moment when I realized enough was enough! I had 3 months to be able to fit into that dress, and my motivation kicked into high gear. My husband had been doing P90X, and I had done it when I was pregnant, but stopped when I got too far along. With support from my husband, and my Coach, I picked it back up, started over, and was very successful this time.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
No motivation, and being self destructive, were my greatest challenges before I started. Somehow when Tony Horton spoke to me while working out, I knew I could do it. I knew he could get me there, but I had to stay motivated, and dedicated to myself and my health. His work outs kicked my butt, and I’ve never been happier to see such awesome results! I will always be thankful to Tony Horton for the awesome fitness journey we took together.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
The work out I liked best was P90X Plyometrics. It was crazy hard, but amazingly effective. Tony’s goofy comments made me laugh or roll my eyes, which made the work out go by a little faster.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I wasn’t aiming for muscle mass, I had just sent out to lose weight and that’s exactly what happened for me. I did gain some tone and definition, but the weight loss alone was what made me so very proud!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I have more energy now and I’m much more active with my kids. They see me work out, and join in, so I feel like I’m now a great example to them and I hope this example will help them to grow up healthy, and never face weight or health issues. My husband and I work out together all the time now as well, and I feel like our relationship is better, and we are closer because of it. I feel so motivated to stay healthy! P90X gave me my life back!
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
We had re-connected over Facebook (knew each other as teens) when I saw her posting about her work outs. She asked about my journey, so I shared it and told her all about doing P90X. She told me all about her being a Coach and we just sort of went from there. We messaged all the time, and she cheered me on, asked how I was doing, and gave me tips to stay on track.
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