Meet Danielle D.! She participated in The Beachbody Challenge and won the $500 Daily Prize for December 11th!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I was consumed so much with taking care of my kids and family that I had forgotten to take care of myself. I was embarrassed to get my picture taken, or even go to the pool with my kids. Walking up stairs with laundry really was a chore, and my back was always in pain. I lacked energy, motivation, and really was in a sad place. Shopping for clothes was a nightmare, and I was just overall unhappy.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
My children. I realized that I was missing out on so much. I wanted to get myself healthy and fit so that I could be there for everything. Not only did I want my kids to see their mom and confident and healthy, but I wanted them to be confident and healthy individuals as well, and that starts at home with the parents.
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 work out and to stop making excuses. Beachbody helped with that by providing me with dvds that I was able to do in 30-40 minutes daily while the kids were napping.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I loved that even though I got a great workout and was sweating daily, it wasn’t high impact or boring. With a different workout everyday, I never got bored with what I’d be doing that day. And with the low impact there wasn’t any crazy jumping around that I needed a lot of space for, or that hurt my knees. Plus there was modification that I could try if I wasn’t quite ready to do all the moves. Overall, I just loved PiYo. I would recommend it to anyone.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I am truly shocked by the results I received. I really was skeptical. All of my clothes are either way too big on me now, or fit completely different. After 3 kids I am especially proud of the result it had on my mid-section. I lost 31.5 inches overall, and 8 of those inches came from my waist alone! My thighs and hips are my most difficult area and I was surprised that I even lost a tremendous amount from those areas too!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I am happy! I have more energy, people are complimenting me on how good I look, I look forward to my daily workout, and I look forward to challenging myself even more!
You can change your life, too. Take the Beachbody Challenge, for the ultimate motivation to get fit! Select any Beachbody program and once you complete it, share your results for your chance to win cash and prizes.