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Inspired by God, Her Brother, and a Dress!
Inspired by God, Her Brother, and a Dress!
beachbody challenge daily contest
6/18/13 3:18 PM
Meet Tessa P.! She participated in The Beachbody Challenge and won the $500 Daily Prize for December 4th!



By my second year of college I was 40 pounds overweight, had high blood pressure and high cholesterol. I knew I needed to make a change so I started eating salad and “working out” by going to the gym— when I had the energy to walk there. Shockingly nothing changed and I continued to feel bad for myself so I soothed my negative feelings with Ben and Jerry’s and macaroni and cheese and gained 15 more pounds.

It took God, my brother and a dress to change my life. I wanted to honor the body God gave me, and I vowed to get healthy. The perfect opportunity came when my brother proposed to his fabulously skinny fiancé! I refused to be the elephant standing next her in the wedding. So with a promise to God, a wedding quickly approaching and a beautiful vintage orange and pink dress hanging in my closet it was time I committed to changing my life.

I was finally mentally ready to make a change and the only question left to answer was How. After joining the Beachbody community and finding my amazingly positive and supportive coach, Katie, I learned TurboFire and P90X were the answer! They helped me transform my life from the inside out. Once I started the programs I began to think positively and believed in myself again. I was finally alive!

After 90 days of P90X, I lost 22 pounds. Before I had the chance to start another program I sadly sprained my ankle but I refused to give up and I continued to eat clean and lost 5 more pounds. AND once my ankle healed, I started TurboFire, and after 12 weeks I lost another 13 pounds. I’ve learned that I can do incredible things if I decide and commit. And in case you were wondering I look awesome in the fabulous orange and pink size 4 petite vintage dress that was waiting for me to finally start caring about myself and my health again! I feel great!

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.

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Tessa,
Congratulations on your weight loss and win!!! Love that your faith has played an important role in your quest to get fit. Your story is inspiring--hope you will find a way to share and show others the importance of honoring our bodies! you go, girl!

Christy Walker
Beachbody Coach
CPT DefiningU, LLC
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Congrats!!!! Your story its a good inspiration for others. God Bless u!
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Congrats!!!! That makes me feel better about the awesome progress I'm about to start making.
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You look great! Congratulations on working to and meeting your goals!
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Thanks for your story! Sticking with it can be hard, but seeing those results is worth it! Keep honoring what God gave you and feel great that you are helping others see it that way too! God bless!
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You ROCK! What an inspiration...pics of you in that awesome vintage dress? Way to GO!
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