†Results vary depending on starting point and effort. Jessica is an independent Beachbody Coach.
Meet Jessica P, age 29 from Indian Land, SC. She entered The Beachbody Challenge and won $2,500!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Before Beachbody, I was out of shape from 2 C-Sections and losing my gallbladder and appendix in between. Before my babies, I was an obese wreck from years of toxic medications. I had illnesses that made losing weight impossible. Hashimoto’s Disease = Zero Metabolism. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome = Zero Energy. Fibromyalgia = Severe Pain. All of these illnesses occurred due to a miss-diagnosis of Primary Biliary Cirrhosis. I was only given 7 years to live. Not good news for a college athlete. During my organ removal a biopsy showed no PBC but now Fatty Liver Disease. From a suggested lack of activity and poor nutrition due to financial hardships. I gained 120 Pounds in my 20’s. I was embarrassed and had anxiety attacks if I saw anyone from my Athletic Past.1 I feared stairs especially with kids in my arms. I needed a miracle. As soon as I was cleared for exercise knowing I had no expiration date, I turned to Beachbody Programs, Shakeology, and my Coach Brianne for help.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
My children are my world. They deserve a mom who can pass on the athletic skills she possesses. I want to play at their park as if it were my own. Without fear of busting their equipment. I made a promise to my family that I wouldn’t just sit and feed the birds. I want their joys to be filled with happy memories of a fun and athletic mommy enjoying life with them. Also, I had some serious rage from the injustices my body has endured through the past decade. I needed to channel the negative energy into erasing the damage. I changed my diet, started pressing play daily, drank Shakeology for breakfast, and instead of a being a spectator I joined the party.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
I was starting from the bottom and couldn’t see the top. I knew I just had to tap into my inner-athlete and just get it done, but I felt guilty about stealing an hour away from my babies. It hurt my soul. I knew every time I trained I was gaining life to live with them, so I did it for our future. I was a skeptic. I tried numerous things that only provided short-term results and now was not the time to fail. My mission was finding myself and then making improvements. I did not want to lose the game. This was my time. The programs I followed helped me find my fitness again and aided my diet and nutrition. I no longer fear stairs.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
60 Pounds + 65 Inches in 4 Months! I’m so proud that Slim in 6 + Keep it up, Slim Series + S.S Express destroyed 2 years of pregnancy gain. It helped me address my medical issues so much sooner. Thanks, Debbie Siebers! I then lost 22 Pounds + 29 Inches in 2 Months. My metabolism shot through the roof. I’m so proud this program put my hormones back in balance. Later, I lost 28 Pounds + 46 Inches in 4 Months. Muscles do burn fat! My Total Results. 110 Pounds + 140 Inches in 10 Months! I’ve lost 18.5″ off my Chest, 20″ off my Waist, 20″ off my Hips, and 25″ off my Thighs! I’ve lost 21% Body Fat and 20.1 BMI. Jean size was 22/24 now 8/10. T-shirt size was 2xl now medium. Thanks, Beachbody!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I’m no longer wearing pregnancy clothing. No more huge elastic waistbands. No more bras with adjustable straps. I can fit into normal clothing from a regular clothing store. No more special ordering bras from risky websites. I no longer cry trying things on because I know they won’t fit, or the store doesn’t carry my size. Beachbody has completely changed my life in every way imaginable. I can recognize myself in the mirror again; there isn’t a stranger looking back at me. I love taking my sweaty selfies during my fitness challenges now. I used to dread them. I can do push-ups with my 2-year-old on my back. Like real push ups, not girl push ups. I could probably knock your lights out if I had to defend myself – hehe. And the air I can catch with jumping moves – whoa. 100 pounds lost never to be found again. There is no part of me that hasn’t completely transformed. And I love it…….I love me… My legs don’t have fatigue + pain. I can play with my babies using their equipment. I’m a Strong Mommy Ninja! I’m a complete overhaul. Thanks again Beachbody!!
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
Participating in a Challenge Group helped me reach my goal because these ladies are in the same boat as me. Struggling mothers trying to fit everyone else’s busy day into their schedules while trying to better ourselves. The support was fantastic. I’ve made life-long friends and we are challenging each other in every aspect of life. Just logging on every day to track food, water, exercise, etc. was enough to keep us accountable and allowed us all to see great results.
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
My Coach helped keep me accountable also made suggestions I wouldn’t have thought of to keep me motivated. She shared her journey which inspired me to keep pushing play. Knowing that I wasn’t the only one feeling the way I felt and how she was able to turn things around helped me realize it is possible to focus on me, and not feel guilty about taking time away from the family to be able to put fitness and health back into my life. And make me a priority right alongside everyone else. Thanks Coach Brianne!
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?
Shakeology has healed me from within. Feeding my body what it needed with superfoods gave me energy for my workouts. My hair and nails feel strong and healthy. My skin is glowing, and it isn’t from pregnancy or childbirth. My Mommy brain fog has lifted and instead of feeling like I’m 2 steps behind trying to catch up, I’m always 1 step ahead. It tastes great, and is a very versatile product. I also use the 3-Day Refresh. It opened my eyes to what a fruit and veggie portion looks like and helped me realize if I’m ever hungry I can always turn to a low-calorie healthy snack, feel full, and not give into temptations.2
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’ve seen such great results that my doctor said I’m now one of her healthiest patients. The opposite from 10 months ago. She is so proud of me she asked for a picture of me tackling the Warrior Dash to post in her office. To help inspire and motivate her other clients! The Beachbody Programs, Shakeology, my Coach Brianne, and Primary Care Physician Dr. Wilson all helped save my life. I shed 110 Pounds + 140 Inches in 10 Months from my skeleton. Thanks, everyone! Happy Mothers Day! 🙂
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1Always consult with your physician about your unique medical needs before commencing any fitness program or nutritional product.
2These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.