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Star-Shemah S.
Age: 31
Gender: Female
State: Georgia
Primary Program: Beachbody® Ultimate Reset™
Supplement: Shakeology®
My Stats
Before AFTER
Height6 1
Dress/Pants Size148
Right Arm1412
Left Arm13.511.5
Right Thigh2624
Left Thigh26.524.5
Body Fat %3729
Blood Pressure130/83120/78
as-of 09/21/2012
Star-Shemah S.
LOST 18 LBS and 3.5" off WAIST in 21 days!
This program has changed me mentally and physically . . . My addiction to Coffee has been removed completely . . . I look good, feel great, and I want to share with the world what "The Ultimate Reset" has done for me! Thank you Beachbody!!
What Star-Shemah S. won:
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body? * Before I started the Ultimate reset plan I had already decided that I needed to take control of my life, health wise. I ordered Insanity and Shakeology, but I hadn't bulit up the courage to attempt a workout with Shaun T and the crew. About a month after receiving Insanity, my family and I, received word that my husband would be deploying again to Afghanistan. This is when I turned to food for comfort. The pounds just keep adding up and up. I've always weighed myself in the mornings, but it became harder to get on the scale every morning due to my constant weight gain. I knew that I had to do something about it, but I just didn't have the motivation to do so. By the time my husband left, I had gained 30lbs. My low point was when I stepped on the scale to see that I was now over 200lbs!! I was totally disgusted with the way I looked, the way I felt, and my self esteem was extremely low.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey? * My inspiration to change my life started when I decided to become a coach for Beachbody. I started drinking Shakeology and almost immediately I started to notice results! Not only had I started to lose weight, my energy levels had elevated which made it easier for me to want to do more things. I stopped having cravings for caffeine and sweets too. Drinking Shakeology alone made me want to eat healthier. I loved how I felt throughout the day and I wanted to continue doing the right things so that I could continue to feel great! I decided to go to Coach Summit and I must say that this was my pivotal point! The success stories absolutely blew me away! I remember sitting there in my seat telling myself that I have to make a change. At that point I knew that Beachbody was the company that I would always be a part of and I wanted to help "End the Trend of Obesity in America"! Once they introduced the Reset Cleanse at summit, I knew that my body deserved what this program had to offer.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge? * The greatest challenge for me was the way I cooked! I'm a southern girl and in the south, let just say there is a lot of love (fat) in our recipes! Although I would cook veggies, usually they were drenched in butter. And dinner wasn't dinner without white rice, and bread! The Reset Cleanse opened my eyes to an entirely new lifestyle. Not only have the Reset taught me how to eat clean, it has also given me different ways to prepare my veggies. It also introduced me to vegetables and grains that I had never heard of before. My kids no longer ask for white rice, the now ask for quinoa. I no longer feed my family butter drenched veggies, I have learned a way to prepare my veggies with different spices to add flavor to them, and the kids love them (especially the curried cauliflower). My body feels so much better now that I've started eating a clean diet. I will never go back to pre- Ultimate Reset Cleanse. Thank you Beachbody for transforming my lifestyle positively!! You Rock!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose? * I loved the opportunity it gave me to introduce myself and my family to different types of foods! The recipes were fabulous and I still prepare many of the dishes from the Ultimate Reset Cleanse cookbook. Many of them have become family favorites. The website made shopping so easy with the grocery lists for each week and the cooking videos. This program is put together very well!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of? * I'm most proud of how my addiction to Coffee has been removed completely. I use to have at least 3 cups a day, and now I don't need it at all. I no longer have that craving. I'm also proud of how I no longer have what I like to call, back fat! It is completly gone. I've lost 18lbs, and I feel FANTASTIC!! I'm so impressed at the transformation of my body!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program? * I'm now a clean eater, and I'm slowly transitioning my family to clean eating. I will never go back to eating as I did prior to my Ultimate Reset Cleanse experience. I no longer crave the unhealthy foods that I once included in my diet. My body craves the good stuff like veggies, fruits, and healthy grains. This program has changed me mentally and physically. I have gained so much confidence since this experience. I look good, feel great, and I want to share with the world what "The Ultimate Reset" has done for me! Thank you Beachbody!!
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable? The challenge group really helped me out a lot. It really held me accountable to stay on track with the program. It was also great to be able to offer advice and encoragement to others in our challenge group. We all posted everyday to help uplift one another, or just to see how our meals turned out for the day. I really enjoyed having such a great support system through the challenge group.
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey? My coach is my sister-in -law and I don't think I could have made it through this journey without her. She and I keep in touch everyday making sure that we were on track with our daily routines. I live on the East Coast and she is on the West Coast, so I always made sure to let her know if she needed to start preparing her meals early due to the preparation times. I also had the advantage of trying out the new recipes before her, (due to the time difference) so I would keep her posted on what my favorite things were. She was a big part of me being successful with this program, because It felt good to know that she and I were in it together!
How did a Beachbody Supplement or 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, digestion/regularity? I used the Vegan Chocolate Shakeology during the Reset Cleanse. I only used it for my snacks, or if I just felt that I need to be energized. I have committed to using Shakeology for the rest of my life. It helps me with my cravings, it gives me more energy, and it has helped me with my weight loss. I've always had problems with digestion and regularity, even as a kid. But needless to say with Shakeology, I know longer have that problem. I've conquered regularity! Thanks again, Beachbody! Shakeology has also improved my mental clarity, it makes me feel more alert throughout the day. (I think this is why i know longer have the need for coffee) I used to be a Starbucks I'm a Shakeology Lover!! So as long as Shakeology is around, you will find me drinking it. It really does the body good!
How did a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program affect any existing health conditions you have? The website for the Ultimate Reset was the most valueable tool for me. I loved that all the recipies are demonstrated by a professional chef. I also love how organized the site was, it had shopping lists, an area to chats with coaches, great tips and ideas. The cookbook was also a great tool to have. I love how it had the day by day schedule for your supplements for each phase. I was really impressed with the organization of this program. I was aware of what to do everyday.I will continue to use these tools!
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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