†Results vary depending on starting point and effort. Samantha is an independent Beachbody Coach.
Samantha Byers participated in The Beachbody Challenge and won the $500 Daily Prize for July 24th!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Before this program, I was disgusted with myself. I lacked energy and confidence. I hated not feeling comfortable in my own skin. My kids would want me to chase them, and I would get dizzy after about 5 seconds of running after them. I was just all around sad.
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 I faced before the program had to be in 2011. My husband was diagnosed with cancer while I was 8 months pregnant with our second child. Thankfully, he is okay today, but we spent well over a year dealing with the surgeries, treatment, and medication. Beachbody has helped us both overcome that by teaching us the way we should live: eating right and taking great care of our bodies. We are both in the best shape of our lives and we honestly have never felt better.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I love Tony Horton. He’s hilarious and motivating. I’m currently at a 15lb weight loss and could not be happier. I’m only 10lbs from my dream goal and I’ve toned up places that I never thought could be toned again after having 2 kids. The achievement that I’m most proud of, though, has to be my strength. I can run faster, go longer, and lift more than ever now. I love that I have “real-world” strength!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
My life has drastically changed since beginning Beachbody. I used to be an emotional eater, a stress eater, a celebratory eater…but now I’ve taught myself that food is a necessity to live, it doesn’t have to be a source of happiness. I feel so excited that I’ve finally conquered that issue in my life. Food no longer controls me, I control it. I also am just all around happier. I’m more active in every aspect of my life, I’m healthier than I’ve ever been and because my husband and I did the program together, we’re closer than we’ve ever been.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
My initial Coach was Tricia Bentley. I was in a Challenge Group with her. She was unbelievably amazing and supportive. I loved her weekly “check-ins” and the meal plans she provided for us was the biggest help. I loved the Challenge Group because it was motivating to see that other people were Pushing Play even on their bad days.
Did you use any Beachbody supplements?
Through Shakeology, I was able to come off of a $60/month prescription for an iron supplement, and I also was able to drastically reduce my daily caffeine intake. It was a great “on-the-go” meal that I could grab on the way to and from taking my daughter to school, going to work, or just running errands. I definitely saw benefits in my energy. The mental clarity was also a huge bonus. Between daily exercise and Shakeology, I’ve never been so on top of projects and chores.2
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