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Emma L.
Age: 18
Gender: Female
State: Texas
Primary Program: INSANITY: THE ASYLUM®
Supplement: Shakeology®, P90X® Results and Recovery Formula
My Stats
Before AFTER
Dress/Pants Size186
Right Arm11.511
Left Arm11.511
Right Thigh2522.5
Left Thigh2522
Body Fat %38.520
Blood PressureSYS/DIASYS/DIA
as-of 07/31/2012
Emma L.
LOST 79.6 LBS and 11" off WAIST
"I LOVE Shakeology! Shakeology is the best priced and highest quality meal drink I have ever had/seen! Shakeology also keeps me full much longer than any other 'protein shakes"
What Emma L. won:
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body? * I hated my body. I was fat, chubby and everyone reminded me of that everyday. I would look in the mirror and feel disgusted with what I saw. I would lie to myself all the time about how I felt about myself. I was depressed for the longest time. I felt like the body that I was in was not what the real Emma looked like. I hated shopping and going to school events because I had nothing cute to wear. I have also have never worn a bikini and I do not like going to the beach because I woud have to wear shorts and a cover-up to hide my bulges. I was a negative, whiny person who hated her body.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey? * Ever since I was little I have always been the "fat" one. I lost friends, had a low self-esteem, never had a boyfriend (still) and had to wear plus size clothes in everything-plus I have never worn a bikini. So last year on Aug. 6th when I went to Torrid to go shopping for the back to school picnic, I couldn't fit in any of the size 0's (14-16). I cried and I had a revelation. I promised myself right there in the store that I was going to lose all of this weight! & I am still holding up to that promise. I saw the infomercial of Turbo Jam and I knew that Beachbody and my coach/ childhood dance teacher Kelly Nelson would puch me to my transformation and a healthier happier me.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge? * My greatest challege was getting back into exercising after completing the Ultimate Reset. I did the Asylum with one of my high school friends and she (as well as Jimmy Nelson's Team "The Crew" kept me accountable during these 30 days! Loved pushing play every day and seeing my fit test results improve on day 15 and day 30!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose? * I love Turbo Jam and ChaLEAN Extreme because Chalene is an amazing coach and supporter, the music is high energy and fun, and the kickboxing moves reminded me of a huge dance party and the toning cycles produce physical results fast! I also love ChaLEAN Extreme because I love how I can do weight lifting to get toned and not overly buff like I thought I would. The program also made me realize how important the food that I was eating mattered to my overall performance and results! I must fuel my body instead of starve my body! Turbofire and Insanity Asylum showed me how HIITS and training like the athletes improved my stamina, body function and attitude! I know I can complete and achieve anything because I kept pushing play. The Ultimate Reset educated me on clean eating and how what you eat affects your energy, sleep and emotions! Finally the Asylum pushed me to a fit level I never knew I had in me! Loved all of these programs!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of? * I have lost 72 pounds! From my highest weight of 210lbs to now 138lbs! If you would have told me that when I first started I wouldn't have believed you. I have dropped 11 dress sizes and I have so much energy! I am so proud that I can now do more than 20 pushups on my toes, when before Beachbody Programs I could only do 1. I am proud that I have so much more stamina when doing everyday activities. I no longer wear plus size clothes or have to look in the plus size/ XXL section at clothing stores. I am so proud when others ask me for fitness and nutrition tips and when others thank me for being their inspiration and motivator. I have so much more confidence in myself that many people ask me "what's my secret?" On the Reset my Cholesterol went from 132 to 109!! Lowered 15 points! LDL (bad one) lowered 7 points-from 51 to 44! I now see abs on my stomach and I have never felt better in my life!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program? * Since completing Turbo Jam, Turbo Fire, ChaLEAN Extreme, Insanity Asylum, and the Ultimate Reset people respect my opinions, ask me for health advice/tips, and I finally was able to wear a bikini at the beach this year! Boys actually notice me and ask if I am single-this NEVER happend before Beachbody! I feel "light" and have so much more energy in the morning during my workouts after the Reset. I am so much more educated on clean eating and respect the discipline other Reseters have. I am getting many more call backs for parts in shows because I am no longer the "heavy" or "plump" actor! I can sing much stronger and I can workout for much longer! I have such a positive outlook on life and I am no longer depressed! I have inspired my sister and mom to join me as they embark on their weight loss journey! I have also made TED talks at my school on my Beachbody journey- such an honor!
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable? Being in a challenge group for these programs help sooo much! Whenever I had a question on meal preparations, how to modify moves, the support group really kept me accountable and motivated me on staying committed! We all would post pictures and videos of what day we were on and how the food/weight loss/ our body was feeling! Made the 30 days fly by!
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey? My coach was always there for me whenever I had questions about diet, exercise and life! She would recommend programs, ideas for snacks and entrees as well as be a positive supporter for me. She introduced me to Shakeology and other supplements that aided my results! Sometimes I would be up at night because I had a rough day or I just felt like I was going to give up and Kelly would always email right back no matter what time a day when I needed her help. She is my role model and inspires me everyday. I couldn't have gone on my weight loss journey without her and I cannot thank her enough for all that she has done for me!
How did Shakeology® support your transformation? What are the greatest benefits? I LOVE Shakeology! I have it every morning! Shakeology has lessened my cravings for fatty fast foods and high calorie desserts. Shakeology also keeps me full much longer than any other "protein shakes" and the chocolate flavor tastes like a milkshake/frosty! I have so much more energy than I have ever had in the morning and I have seen a great improvement in my digestive system! For the quality of ingredients, the quantity one gets from the bag/packets, and the superb taste, Shakeology is the best priced and highest quality meal drink I have ever had/seen!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
Tell us about the greatest challenge you faced. How did you overcome that challenge?
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody® program. What achievements are you proud of?
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
How did Shakeology® support your transformation? What are the biggest benefits?
What tips or tools on did you find most useful? What made them so instrumental?
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