Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I grew up a very active child — dance, gymnastics, track, volleyball, swimming, just to name a few. As I got older and left team sports, I still continued to stay active. In college, I ran five days a week, played on a dodgeball team, and ate fairly healthy. But then my life changed. I got married, landed a demanding full-time job that kept me from exercising due to late hours, and I ate out a lot. I gained some weight and then I got pregnant with one child. Then a year later, I was pregnant with number two and then two years later, number three. I became active again with going to the gym three to four days a week using cardio machines and group exercise, and running after them of course. But I was still not happy with myself physically and emotionally. I did a lot of body shaming. I put in the time at the gym, but I was not seeing the results that I needed, or that I craved!
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
When I turned 30, I made a promise to not only my husband and kids, but most importantly to myself. I was going to be a healthy and happy mommy, wife, and friend. Putting my kiddos first is my biggest weakness. Yes, that’s what we as moms are supposed to do, but how can I take care of them, when I do not take care of myself? Now I feel amazing about myself. It’s not just the visible physical changes, which are awesome, but the emotional ones that make me feel so great! I have energy to keep up with my kids, I feel comfortable with who I am, and I have the motivation to keep going!
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
My biggest challenge was actually sticking to a lifestyle change! I would try but fail. I didn’t have the encouragement, support, and motivation that I was given through Beachbody. I am thankful that this fell into my life at the right time, and that I was able to become a better version of me!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
When I first chose PiYo, I was a little nervous. It was way out of my comfort zone. I am a “if you’re not running and sweating, you’re not working out” type of person. Boy was I wrong the first time I pressed play. This workout targeted areas in my body that any amount of cardio would have never touched. I loved that I was able to get a full-body workout at home with no equipment.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I feel great about how much flexibility and actual strength I gained. I noticed change very quickly!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
Since I have completed my PiYo program, I have a fire inside me to keep going. Why stop? I can do anything I set my mind to. I couldn’t be more proud of myself for completing the program!
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
My Coach has truly been an amazing person to have in my life. She truly has motivated me and supported me in this life change! She has inspired so many people to take charge, and for that I am grateful to have her in my life!
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, or digestion/regularity?
I used Shakeology along with my PiYo program and noticed a difference after just two weeks. My mood and energy had increased. I was able to control my overeating tendencies, and my waist size began to shrink. After a full month of drinking my Shakeology and PiYo program, I was down 6 lbs. Now I have lost 11 lbs. and several inches, and gained energy, control, and my life back.
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†Results vary depending on starting point and effort.