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Weekend Winners!
Weekend Winners!
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2/21/13 4:03 PM
Meet Marygise H. ! She participated in The Beachbody Challenge and won the $500 Daily Prize for February 22nd!



Prior to moving to the U.S. 3 years ago, I was skinny. But during my first 2 years here, I gained 20 lbs. and couldn’t lose the weight. Being overweight was not fun. It left me exhausted all the time, I felt horrible, and climbing one flight of stairs was a huge challenge. Every day I’d looked in the mirror and couldn’t believe that the person staring back at me was ME! Eventually, I got used to seeing myself fat and just accepted it as who I’d become.

Then one day I came across some BEFORE and AFTER pictures of an old friend who had lost weight with Beachbody and I couldn’t believe her amazing transformation. I called her up, she took me under her wing, and the next thing I knew, she was coaching me through Slim in 6®.

Even though Slim in 6 is a low-impact workout designed for beginners, since I hadn’t worked out in over 20 years, I only got through the 1st 14 minutes of the workout on my first day. But the more workouts I did, the stronger I got, and the easier they became. Sure there were times I wanted to quit, but my Challenge Group wouldn’t dare let me. They all were so supportive and motivating, and I think they often believe in me more than I did myself.

In addition to working out daily, I followed the menu my Coach prepared for our group, plus I replaced one meal a day with Shakeology®. I’m still amazed how incredibly quick and easy Shakeology is to make, and that a whole meal fits in just one glass. This stuff’s amazing!

Over the course of 6 short weeks, I lost 14 pounds, went from a size 9 pant to a 4, and replaced all my medium shirts with smalls or XS. I have so much more energy now than I’ve ever had, and even though I still have Osteopenia, my joint pain has completely subsided.

Not only did Beachbody give me a new body, they gave me the tools I need to live a healthy life. Now, my children are following in my footsteps and are eating healthy and exercising daily—which makes me so happy. But this is just the beginning of my heath and fitness journey. I recently started Chalene Extreme® and am excited about continuing to tone my body and live healthy. Thanks, Beachbody, for changing my life. Without you, I don’t know where I’d be.

Meet Joseph R. ! He participated in The Beachbody Challenge and won the $500 Daily Prize for February 23rd!



Prior to doing the Ultimate Reset, I was on the fast track to becoming morbidly obese. My diet consisted of fast food, cheap food, and fried food. Sodas chased by sodas. And gravy covered everything. This is how I ate growing up; this is how I continued eating as an adult. I know it didn’t make me look good nor feel good—but it’s all I knew, so that’s all I did. At 22 years old, I weighed 280 lbs.

Then one day while holding my 5-month-old son, I realized that if I didn’t change, I wouldn’t be around to watch him grow up. So I turned to my Beachbody Coach (my wife) for help, and she recommended the Ultimate Reset because she knew that my cracked sternum made physical activity challenging for me. She promised that Reset would cleanse my body of all the toxins it had been storing for years while jumpstarting my weight loss. I trusted her expertise, so I gave it a shot.

But I’ve got to admit, as first I was very skeptical about the Ultimate Reset because I thought it would be like all the other cleanses my friends have done, which pretty much starved them to death. So I was pleasantly surprised to learn that not only could I eat on Reset, I could eat well. And throughout the 21-day program, I was NEVER hungry. EVER!

Reset was great in so many ways. First, it taught me the benefits of eating organic fruits and vegetables, as well as how to properly read product labels. Before, I’d just grab whatever looked good or what was on sale, not caring what was in it, or if it was covered with chemicals. Now, I read each label carefully. Reset also reset my sleep schedule, metabolic rate, and energy levels—which has enabled me to spend more time with my son.

Food no longer rules me anymore. I rule me, and I’ve never felt better. I used to struggle with eating a balanced diet. Now, I can truly say that I know what to eat, and how the nutrition is going to affect my body. And because I lost 27 pounds, I’m now physically capable of taking on my next challenge—P90X®.

Thanks, Beachbody, for changing my life. I can’t thank you enough, and neither can my family.

Meet Larisa C. ! She participated in The Beachbody Challenge and won the $500 Daily Prize for February 24th!



Before my transformation with Hip Hop Abs I was very self-conscious about my body and felt horrible in everything I wore. My self-esteem was low, and seeing myself in the mirror made me extremely depressed. Then one day I was done with feeling sorry for myself and realized that just because I was a mom, didn’t mean I couldn’t be sexy, too. I wanted my husband to have a wife that he desired to look at, and most importantly, I wanted to be comfortable in my own skin.

I chose Hip Hop Abs because my stomach was where I held most of my fat and was tired of having a muffin top. I so badly wanted to feel comfortable wearing a nice blouse without having my rolls overlap. My goal with Hip Hop Abs wasn’t to achieve a 6-pack; I just wanted a flat stomach, that’s all, a flat stomach. And because Shaun T. was so motivational during each training session, I kept going when I really want to give up, and two months later, a flat stomach is what I got.

While the workouts were challenging, they weren’t my greatest challenge. Food was—especially sweets. But I knew that if I wanted to lose weight, I had to do more than push play everyday. I had to overhaul my diet. So I gave up soda, salty foods, sugar, and bread, and began counting all my calories.

Within 2 months, the flab melted away. I got rid of my rolls, love handles, muffin top, and back fat, and once and for all, my stomach was flat. Today, I’m more confident than I’ve ever been, and finally feel sexy. I never thought I’d be able to walk around in a sports bra again and feel comfortable, but now I can. And every day I hear compliments from multiple people commenting on my weight loss, which makes me feel beyond amazing.

Thanks Beachbody, for giving me the tools I needed to lose the weight. Finally, I’m happy being me, once again.

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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RE: Weekend Winners!
2/22/13 7:45 AM as a reply to BBCTeam.
Awesome job!
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RE: Weekend Winners!
2/23/13 6:17 AM as a reply to BBCTeam.
Each one of you are an inspiration to keep pushing play! Way to go!
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RE: Weekend Winners!
2/24/13 9:54 AM as a reply to BBCTeam.
With everyone of this winners I am always motivated and inspired!
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RE: Weekend Winners!
2/24/13 6:17 PM as a reply to BBCTeam.
Thank you for inspiring me! emoticon I need it.
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RE: Weekend Winners!
2/26/13 8:00 AM as a reply to christywv.
Congrats everyone! Great Work!
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