Transformation Tuesday: Ann Lost 67 Pounds with INSANITY

Transformation Tuesday: Ann Lost 67 Pounds with INSANITY

Check out Ann’s amazing INSANITY transformation! In three rounds, she lost 67 pounds and 37.5 inches! What an accomplishment! Check out her story in her own words:

I gained 70 lbs during my 3rd pregnancy, and I was put on bed rests at 27 weeks and had to refrain from any physical activity. After giving birth I felt weak, tired all the time, and didn’t feel good inside and out. I was not myself! I was struggling just to get up a flight of stairs. After I had my complete physical my cholesterol was out of control and my blood pressure increased significantly. Having family history of Coronary Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and High Blood Pressure and my doctor recommended I take cholesterol medication to control it. As a nurse I refused (medical people are the worst patients)- I wanted to work on my health my own way, the natural way.

As a nurse I felt it’s my job to inspire my patients as well as others to live a healthy lifestyle. I felt like I couldn’t teach my patients healthy lifestyle if I couldn’t do it myself. I wanted to lead by example and be able to run around and play with my kids. I’m always up for a good challenge, but mostly I wanted to do it for myself. I wanted to be a good example for my kids and wanted to be around long enough to see them grow. I also wanted to feel great again, feel the energy and live actively. I must say that watching the Team Beachbody infomercials inspired me, the success stories and before and after photos are amazing and I said to myself, “If they can do it, I can do it.”

I saw an infomercial for INSANITY. I thought to myself,  “My goodness… that looks like a challenge. I wonder if I can do that?” The funny part is, I wanted to do it because I wanted to earn the T-shirt that says “I earned it.” To me, that was the trophy I could show around. And I knew I was going to be up for a challenge. After I purchased the program I met my coach, and she definitely helped me. Hearing about her own success story and seeing how amazing she looks now just motivated me even more.

I like INSANITY  for the cardio, and it challenges me to push myself. I don’t get bored. It’s the combination of cardio and core exercise that I like, and it targets all muscle groups with no equipment required. When I first started even if I could finish just half the workout, you know I got my workout by how much I sweat and how intense I felt.

I no longer shop in Plus size anymore! I used to be a 1X and now I shop in the junior sections! I am proud that I am able to do the extreme workout and from zero push ups I can now do all sorts of push ups. I loved the program so much that I became INSANITY certified this year and am proud to teach the program and help people. I definitely feel more alive! I have a lot of energy and I look forward everyday to my different workout programs. Since completing the program and as an instructor I can use my own success story to help other people. It’s great to see more and more people coming in on a regular basis and knowing that people are willing to travel a little bit more just to take my class is very rewarding.

Taking the Beachbody Challenge was the best decision I’ve made for myself. Seeing the before and after results motivated me. Seeing people posting their workout, food and the support you get from everyone definitely helped me push through. I have Shakeology for dinner every night and I absolutely love it! I feel good and not hungry and I feel more energized. I am a chocolate person, so I look at difference ways to make the Chocolate Shakeology dessert is a plus for me. Now, I am proud to say that my cholesterol levels are normal! From 254 HDL to 124 – that’s quite an accomplishment and without medication is a plus!

You can change your life too. Take the Beachbody Challenge for the tools you need to Decide, Commit, and Succeed. Complete any Beachbody program, and enter your results for a free shirt and a chance to win cash and prizes.