Single Mom Lost 68 Pounds and Is Now a Bikini Competitor!

Single Mom Lost 68 Pounds and Is Now a Bikini Competitor!

Meet Kailin T, age 27 from Douglasville, GA.
She entered The Beachbody Challenge in April 2015 and won $1,500!

Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?

I almost didn’t realize what I looked like. I was a large girl with a “skinny mind”. Growing up I had never been really small (at the height of 5’7 by late middle school) but I was never big either. I enlisted into the military where I got down to my smallest, at a size 8, but after training I ballooned up to a size 18 jean in a little under 2 years. I was going through fertility issues and was depressed, not focused on my health and fitness, and soon found myself so uncomfortable in my own skin.

What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
The first inspiration was to not move up to a size 20 jean. I was bursting out of my size 18 and just couldn’t take it anymore. I wanted to ultimately surprise my family by losing the weight and so that kept me going. I just wanted to feel good about myself again. A big motivator was also that I wanted to have a child and start a family and weight was holding me back.

What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
Divorce. Right in the middle of P90X/INSANITY hybrid I got an email from my deployed husband saying he wanted a divorce and nothing would change his mind. I was so shocked. Most people would have grabbed a tub of ice cream and given up on their workouts… But even the day I found out, I worked out. Somehow I kept going and I actually finished. That round I ended up losing 50 pounds in 90 days; with a divorce and a cross state move, I did pretty well! After that I became pregnant within the next year, and had such a tough pregnancy that it landed me in the hospital on bed rest where I lost any muscle I gained with P90X. I was caring for a preemie and was weak from the stay. I actually took two years off. Now I am a single mother to a little girl and while its tough, I make my way through my workout each day so I can feel amazing inside and out.

What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
With P90X, it was that it worked quick. I lost a substantial amount of weight each week just by doing my workout everyday and drinking my Shakeology. With INSANITY it was the fact that I mentally had to gain some strength and dig as deep as I could within me to finish. With FOCUS T25, it was the fact that I was a single working mom and I needed something quick but really effective. With Body Beast it was the simple fact I didn’t have to do a lot of cardio and I got shredded. With 21 Day Fix EXTREME it was that it really taught me how to eat the cleanest I could possibly ever eat, and I leaned out quickly by really dialing in my nutrition.

Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I went from a size 18 to a size 2 all by working out with Beachbody Programs. I am proud to say that I could get these results at home in a short amount of time each day. I am proud that I stuck with it, no matter how long it took me, I stuck with it, I trusted the process and it worked. I went from feeling awful about myself to being confident and proud. Not all women can truly say they love their bodies. But I can definitely say that now. I am proud to have signed up for my first bikini competition; no matter where I place, I will be very proud.

How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I went from super unhealthy to healthy. I have gone from following people to leading and inspiring people. The biggest difference my life has faced is really helping other women feel confident about who they are, give them advice, and share the knowledge I have to help them achieve their fitness goals. I am also a happier mother. I have time with my little girl because I work out at home, yet I still have that “me” time to focus on what I want in life as well.

How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?

She did the 21 Day Fix EXTREME with me. We both have ups and downs or times we really wanted some sweets. We would just message each other and keep each other in check and let each other know “we only have a couple days left!”

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?
Oh! Shakeology is a must for me every single day. Its my breakfast meal replacement and I wouldn’t go a day without it. I know that it has helped me create the results I now have. It kept me full and kept me away from craving sweets (I used to crave candy badly!). On days I felt like I was too busy to cook dinner I would also have Shakeology for dinner with something like fruit or a complex carb. It was super convenient for this busy mom!

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