Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I have always been a pretty active person until I injured my back (two herniated discs), and the weight started to creep on. Through a lot of physical therapy, my back was starting to heal. I started running and training again. I tore my labrum in my hip, which put me in another funk. After physical therapy, I was feeling stronger. Then I gave birth to my son, and never got back in shape.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
My son was turning seven, and I knew I had to get back in to shape to be a better mom. I didn’t want my health to interfere with my family. I see too many parents who take such good care of their family, but neglect themselves. I didn’t want to be that parent.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
Since I was very active to begin with, I was frustrated with every diet program that I tried, because I wasn’t getting the results I wanted. Since I am a health and PE teacher, I knew I had to kick it into high gear, and be a great role model for my students and family. When I finally weighed myself, I knew I needed to do something. That was my rock bottom. I saw the infomercial, and ordered FOCUS T25. I couldn’t wait for it to arrive.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
The simple fact that it is only 25 minutes. I can do it at work during my free period. I can take 25 minutes out of my day, and my workout is done!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I was pumped, because in two weeks, I lost almost nine pounds. That was a definite motivator. I lost 35 pounds and lots of inches. I started my journey in February, and finished the program in June. I love the way my body has changed. The definition in my abs and arms is great. I have so much more energy. I just turned 50; I have more energy now and look so much better.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
My confidence is back. I don’t feel self-conscious when I wear a bathing suit anymore. It’s awesome to go shopping, and everything looks good on you. My students are now working out since I was successful. Almost every aspect of my life has improved since I started FOCUS T25. Many of my friends and co-workers have ordered FOCUS T25. My husband says I am addicted to it!
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
Jenn was very supportive when some weeks went by without any weight loss. She encouraged me to stay the course and stick to the program. She recommended some different strategies to get through the plateau.
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 love Shakeology; it is my breakfast every day. It really keeps me satisfied until lunch. It came with good recipes, so you don’t get bored with it.
Did you achieve any other measurable improvements with a Beachbody supplement, nutritional product, or program (e.g. blood pressure, blood sugar, triglycerides, etc.)?
My cholesterol dropped 40 points! My blood pressure also went down.
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