Meet Ximena D. She lost 30 lbs in 18 months with a variety of Beachbody Programs. She entered her results into The Beachbody Challenge, and won the $500 Daily Prize for March 13th!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
My life before I started Turbo Jam, P90X, P90X3 & PiYo and P90 was flat, and dull, because I wasn’t working out. I was eating poorly, I felt tired all the time, I had no energy to play with my son, and I found myself taking naps all the time. I was also in a lot of pain in my Sacroiliac Joint due to my extra weight. I was a bit in denial about my body, until I looked at myself in the mirror and realized I was overweight! I finally decided to do something about it. I wanted to be in control of my life. I wanted to be healthy, I wanted to run with my son, and most of all, I wanted to be pain free!! That’s when I joined Team Beachbody. Thanks to my Coach Dana Ogle, I was able to start my weight loss journey. I don’t look back! It has been the best decision of my life!
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
My son inspired me to change my life, and begin my transformation journey! He’s the one that has pushed me every day to keep going, and to challenge myself every day! It is because of him that I am where I am today. I have lost 30 pounds, and over 15 inches off of my entire body. I can do planks, push ups, burpees, my sacroiliac joint pain has disappeared, I have more energy, and I just feel better about myself.
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 my being able to pay for the program. I was laid off in March of 2013, so I was living off of my 401K, and I had no job prospects. Being a single mother without Child Support was very unsettling. But in June of 2013 I was ready to live a healthier lifestyle and to get back in shape. Although, I didn’t have the money, I still decided that it was worth the investment, because I was investing in myself and my health and my future. Once I saw the benefits of the program, I made my decision to start, and the financial challenge no longer was a challenge. Another challenge for me was being able to do sit ups, and planks, because of my sacroiliac joint pain. A year later, I find myself stronger than ever before. I am now able to hold a plank, do a bridge in yoga, and hold poses I never thought I could do.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I started with Turbo Jam in June of 2013. It gave me some amazing results. I loved Chalene’s enthusiasm and energy. After Turbo Jam, I was ready for a bigger challenge. I started P90X in November of 2013 and it was absolutely incredible. I loved Tony Horton’s variety, humor, and motivation. It sculpted my body in so many ways, it strengthened me, and pushed me to do things I would have never done. After completing P90X, I was ready for a shorter workout, so I got P90X3. Just like P90X, I loved the variety and it was so easy to complete because it was only 30 minutes. I loved that he incorporated Pilates and other exercises. After Summit in June of this year, I got PiYO and fell in love with the routine. I enjoyed being bare foot. It was so much fun. I then moved on to P90 but stopped because I needed to try Insanity Max:30. Shaun T is what motivated me in the first place. It’s my son’s favorite trainer. So, I plan to complete this program.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I lost over 8 inches off of my waist, over 6 inches off of my hips, I have lost 30 pounds in 18 months. My body is stronger. I am stronger mentally. I am able to do push ups, burpees, planks, my endurance has increased, I can run with my son, I can swim for longer periods of time. I also love drinking Shakeology every day because it gives me the nutrients I need. I love the support and accountability I have received from the Challenge Groups. I feel better about myself! It has transformed my life from the inside out! I am now able to do the bridge in Yoga. This has been a huge accomplishment for me.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
My life has been transformed! I have found my inner voice and my inner strength! My body and mind are stronger because of Beachbody. I am exercising every day, and I am eating healthier! I am able to swim again, I can keep up with my son. I feel energized and positive about my health, and my life! I don’t look back! I am looking forward to a great future thanks to Beachbody! I am now doing Insanity Max:30 and I absolutely love it. It is pushing me beyond my limits and it feels good. My son enjoys watching me because he loves Shaun T. I have found my purposed in life, which is to change lives, helping others find their own journey and their “WHY”.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
I loved the daily assignments and the encouragement from my other challengers. I loved finding new friends that I could trust and that understood the challenges I was facing in my journey. We all helped each other out even when we had a bad day. The Group kept me accountable and kept me honest with myself. I couldn’t let myself down or the Group. I looked forward to participating and to the daily exercises. It was great to feel part of a group where we had similar goals.
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
She was always positive, always encouraging, always checking in with me to make sure I was on track. She has been so caring and such an amazing friend as well. She’s supportive of everything I do! I love my Coach dearly and I am blessed to have her in my life!
How did a Beachbody Supplement or 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?
The very first day I started drinking Shakeology I noticed the difference in my energy, my cravings started disappearing, my body felt better, I felt like I was getting nutrients my body was missing. I gained a different perspective on nutrition and food. I started changing my eating habits. I craved fruits, vegetables, salads, water. My digestion was regular again. I just felt like my body was nourished from the inside out.
How did a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program affect any existing health conditions you have?
When I began the program, I had been suffering from chronic Sacroiliac Joint pain for almost 2 years. I felt like the pain was debilitating me. I wasn’t working out because I was afraid my body couldn’t handle any exercises. But as I started the program, I started to push myself every day, because I knew that the pain was caused primarily by the weight I had gained. So, little by little, I started feeling less and less pain as the weight started coming off. It’s been 18 months, and I can say that my pain has disappeared and it’s due to my weight loss. I feel so much stronger thanks to the Beachbody program!
Did you achieve any other measurable improvements with a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program? (e.g. Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, triglycerides, etc…)
I can feel my body overall in better shape and health thanks to the program, thanks to Shakeology! It has been the best program I have ever done! I am so blessed and thankful that I was able to do this! I used to be on Blood pressure medicine and ever since taking Shakeology, I no longer need to take blood pressure medicine. I am in the best shape and feel terrific thanks to Shakeology and the fitness programs. It’s amazing what your body can do, it’s a machine. I truly believe that you can heal your body with the food you consume and by losing weight. I am proof that it is possible!
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