Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I felt terrible about myself and my body. I had been depressed and allowed myself to get lazy. I was apathetic about my eating habits, and just let my health slip by the wayside. I gained about 15 pounds, and was at an all-time low.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
After having two consecutive miscarriages within three months of each other, I was in a bad place emotionally. Physically, my body had been through the ringer with adjusting to two separate pregnancies and miscarriages in such a short time. My hormones were all messed up, my body was struggling to re-regulate itself, and due to my emotional state, I had gained a lot of weight. In an effort to move forward with my life and help my body re-calibrate itself and get back to ground zero, I became inspired to start the Beachbody Ultimate Reset. I knew it would be exactly what I needed to start feeling myself again and get my body back to a healthy, recovered, and refreshed state.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
My biggest struggle was emotional eating. As any person grieving, I searched for an outlet and food became my coping mechanism. I felt I had already lost everything, so why did it matter what I ate? My nutrition really fell off-track. I ate whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted, and however much I wanted. The Ultimate Reset was an amazing program for breaking this cycle. The best part about it was the fact that it had a schedule, telling me exactly what to eat, in what amounts, and even the recipe for how to make it. It was as easy as taking my supplements, buying the food, and prepping it according to the handbook. It took all the guesswork out of eating 100 percent clean, and that’s exactly what I needed to get back on track.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I loved that the handbook was so comprehensive for the Ultimate Reset. Each week was laid out for supplements, food, and recipes. There were even printable grocery lists to take to the store with me! As long as I had the will, the Ultimate Reset had all the answers for me. I just had to find the page. I was amazed how easy it was to follow and how it took all the guesswork out of detoxing my body.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
After completing the Ultimate Rest, I’ve lost 12 pounds and a dress size! Not only do my clothes fit better and I feel more confident, but my body feels clean from the inside out! My skin tone has improved to the point that others have noticed it “glows.” I have lost my cravings for junk that were so hard to kick before. I’ve trained my body to use food as fuel and not as an emotional coping mechanism. I am so proud of that, because that was my biggest struggle prior to starting.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
While I am still on my journey to complete emotional healing from my losses, the Ultimate Reset has definitely made me feel closer to my old self than I ever thought I’d be at this point in time. I feel confident, sexy, and even have a brighter outlook on life. I realize that my poor nutrition choices prior to this program only destroyed me more, and that was the last thing I needed. The Ultimate Reset for me was so much more than losing weight. It was about re-building my character. Picking myself up and rising from the ashes of my grief. Disciplining myself to stop wallowing in misery and to take action to better myself from the inside out. I feel renewed in my physical health as well as my spiritual health. It pushed me to become better and rise above my circumstances. Because of that, I have hope and joy in my life again. Nothing could be better..
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
The Coaches in my Challenge Group are like my family, and the fresh faces of the challengers brought great energy to the group. These people were my constant support through these three weeks. Each time I struggled, multiple people would comment with encouraging words and advice for getting back on track. The atmosphere was completely judge-free, because we all knew that none of us were perfect and we were all working toward bettering ourselves. Therefore, it was a safe and positive place to gain support.
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, or digestion/regularity?
Shakeology is always my go-to breakfast and sometimes late-night snack. Shakeology boosts my energy, curbs my cravings, and aids in regulating my digestion.+ The Ultimate Reset completely transformed every aspect of me. I lost weight and inches, as well as toxins and free radicals. I gained confidence, more energy, much more restful sleep than I’ve had in a long time, and it helped regulate my digestion immensely.+ My mind felt clear, and my character and will to make great choices for my health with nutrition became stronger.
How did a Beachbody supplement, nutritional product, or program affect any existing health conditions you have?
Because of the Ultimate Reset and Shakeology, my body final feels back to normal. My monthly cycle is back on track and my hormones are finally at stable levels.+ By feeding my body dense, clean nutrition, I was able to heal from my internal traumas much faster, which really improved my emotional state as well.
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