Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I’m a stay-at-home mom of 4. I was unhappy, unhealthy, and sad about how I wasn’t able to attend to my children 110%. I didn’t have the energy to, or to do anything else. I was always buying food from fast food restaurants because I was too lazy to cook. And I didn’t understand what healthy eating meant. I knew nothing about what needed to be fed to my body in order to function well. Nor did I know why I was feeling the way I felt. I was confused at one point because I thought I had to starve myself in order for me to lose weight.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
My family. My children are still very young, and they need their mother to be there when they need someone to play with. My kids deserve way better than an unhappy and unhealthy mom. All I wanted to know was how to become more active without feeling tired all the time. My family means the world to me and I wanted to win my health back for them.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
Finding time to exercise. I learned that I will never have time as long as I have 4 children to attend to. I had to make time for my workouts. And that was how I started pressing play every morning at 5am before my kids are up.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I liked INSANITY particularly because I didn’t need any equipment.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I’m stronger and have so much energy throughout the day. I’m able to do my daily chores, I can now cook for my family, and most importantly, I am now able to be there for my children. I can take them out to ride their bikes, and walking them to the park just got easy. The achievements I’m most proud of would be learning how to eat healthy. Because now my family is benefiting from it too.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
My life has changed dramatically. I’m constantly looking for ways to improve my health. I’m excited to sign up for 5k runs and all those other fun activities. I’m still using my Beachbody programs to prepare for them. And, best of all, I don’t stay locked up in the house anymore. They weren’t lying when they said losing weight was a confidence booster. I didn’t just transform physically, all areas of my life have changed for the best.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
I was always excited about posting my sweaty selfie pic in our group. So that was motivation for me to do my workout and push myself. The Coaches in the group were always posting up motivational quotes or pictures that kept me going.
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
By keeping in contact with me. Making sure that I was on track and if I needed help or advice on anything to contact him and his wife. And they were always present, which gave me a sense of trust.
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, digestion/regularity?
Shakeology helped me so much. I felt a huge spike in my energy level, I was sleeping well at night, and I actually felt great waking up in the morning. I didn’t feel tired anymore. My digestive system improved, too.
How did a Beachbody supplement, nutritional product, or program affect any existing health conditions you have?
I used to have chest pain every now and then. When I went to see the doctor after having my fourth child, he advised that if I wasn’t going to do something about my health, I would be at risk of some heart disease. Which was one of the main reasons why I started this journey, because the thought of being sick and not being able to be there for my children was a scary one. My life’s purpose wouldn’t be fulfilled if it hadn’t been for this transformation.
Did you achieve any other measurable improvements with a Beachbody supplement, nutritional product, or program (e.g. blood pressure, blood sugar, triglycerides, etc…)?
My blood pressure is back to normal. I’m not at risk of diabetes or heart disease anymore.
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*Ofeina is an Independent Beachbody Coach. Results vary depending on starting point, goals, and effort.