My Overall Goal: To weigh 126 by August.To tone up with good definition and change my eating habits, so I will be healthy and energetic. To inspire others!
Annette MacDougall won $1,000 in April 2009
Obesity runs in Annette MacDougall's family, so she "always" struggled with her weight. As a child, she was teased mercilessly about her weight and suffered from low self esteem. As she got older, Annette tried to give the "outward" appearance of being happy, but "inside" she was miserable.
Annette especially remembers the cruelty in elementary school. "I can remember my mother forcing me to wear girdles. I covered up my miserable feelings inside by always being really jolly, and I would put on smiles hoping that no one could see through them."
Literally bursting the seams of many of her clothes, she admits that the only time in her life where she could be considered "somewhat fit" was during her forties. Her husband walked out on her, a newborn baby, and two other very young children. The only way to relieve the stress of her life at that time was to go to a gym. It didn't work.
Being a teacher and a mother of three left Annette no time to take care of herself. Then she caught an infomercial for 10-Minute Trainer®. Only ten minutes to lose one jean size, she thought? Intrigued, she felt like she had to give it a try. "I felt like I could find that 10 minutes, that I didn't have an excuse."
First ten minutes, then twenty minutes, then, thirty minutes. Annette became leaner and more toned. But working out alone wouldn't be enough. Utilizing the meal plan on the Team Beachbody® Web site, she learned how to eat healthily.
As a 57-year-old woman and a $1,000 winner in April's Million Dollar Body Game®, Annette says her fitness journey has not ended. She knows she has to continue working out and eating right. But while continuing on her journey, she wanted to help others get fit. Annette is now a Beachbody® Coach and says that she already has inspired five other teachers at her school to start using Beachbody products.
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