“I Am Proud to Now Be 20 Pounds Lighter”

“I Am Proud to Now Be 20 Pounds Lighter”

Meet Heather G.! She participated in the Beachbody Challenge and won the $500 Daily Prize for October 29th!

Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Before I was introduced to INSANITY and Shakeology, I was in the worst shape of my adult life. At 27 years old, I was all of 5’2” and 140 pounds, not in a regular exercise routine, and tired and depressed most of the time. I didn’t necessarily want to be “skinny,” but I wanted to be healthy and feel good about myself when I looked in the mirror. As the years went on, my pant size kept increasing. There was even a point when I would go shopping for clothes and I would always leave empty handed because I couldn’t bear the thought of going up yet another size. I knew it was time to do something or else this vicious cycle would continue on.

What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
After trying diet after diet and still not getting any results, I decided to try one last attempt at weight loss with Shakeology, INSANITY, and the help of the Beachbody support system. I knew it was going to be hard to do this on my own, and knowing that I had other people out there that were in the same boat as me was really inspiring. Through the challenge groups, we were able to help each other stay accountable and motivated.

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 had to overcome was to realize that this wasn’t going to be another “diet,” but rather a lifestyle change I had to make and commit to. I knew if I wanted any results I would need to change my eating habits for good. I can say that once I realized the benefit it had on me, I wish I would have started sooner. I’ve realized that I can eat healthier and enjoy foods I would have never tried otherwise. Shakeology also has helped curb my cravings for sweets which was a big impact on my health. With the challenge groups, members post clean recipes that I tried and loved! I even make them for my fiancé who is not the cleanest eater at all. He even enjoys the recipes with me! Beachbody has such an amazing support team. Without them, I probably wouldn’t have achieved the dramatic results that I did.

Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
In the first 30 days of INSANITY and Shakeology, I lost 8 pounds and 3 inches off of my entire body! I was on cloud 9 to say the least. Not only am I proud to now be 20 pounds lighter, but I am also most proud of how much stronger I am and the boost of energy I get from my workouts. There was a time when I was doing INSANITY that I absolutely hated doing certain moves, and now they’re my favorite! Don’t get me wrong, they are still very challenging to do, but I really enjoy pushing myself with them now.

How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
Since completing my Beachbody program, I have a new level of confidence that I didn’t have before. I am much more positive, and feel so good about myself. My eating habits have dramatically changed as well. I now eat lots of fruits and vegetables that I used to never touch. I’ve also learned the importance to pre-plan all of my meals so that I am not tempted to grab an unhealthy snack or meal on the go. I believe in this program so much that I am committing to being a full-time Beachbody Coach so that I can help motivate others to achieve their dreams. This experience has made me realize how much I love to help people. I hope I can reach out to as many people as possible with Beachbody’s amazing workouts and, of course, Shakeology.

You can change your life, too. Take the Beachbody Challenge, for the ultimate motivation to get fit! Select any Beachbody program and once you complete it, share your results for your chance to win cash and prizes.