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Ashlee G.
Age: 25
Gender: Female
State: Tennessee
Primary Program: Beachbody® Ultimate Reset™
Supplement: Shakeology®, Whey Protein Powder ,P90X® Results and Recovery Formula
My Stats
Before AFTER
Height5'6
Weight252155
Dress/Pants Size269
Waist5533
Hips53.538
Chest47.536
Right Arm14.511
Left Arm14.511
Right Thigh2821
Left Thigh2920
Body Fat %5232
CholesterolHDL/LDLHDL/LDL
Blood Pressure140/90110/70
as-of 11/21/2012
Ashlee G.
LOST 97 LBS and 22" off WAIST
The Reset taught me discipline and showed me that I am in control of what I eat. It was an empowering experience. Shakeology is AMAZING. Hands down, the best money I spend every month. . . . I feel amazing!
What Ashlee G. won:
$1,000
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body? * Before Beachbody, I had become a depressed and miserable person who no longer enjoyed life. I was tired and hurting all the time. I hated my reflection in the mirror and would delete pictures people would take of me. In fact, I had a hard finding a casual picture of me from before because I did not do pictures. Throughout highschool I was skinny and active, then I moved out on my own and ate out for every meal and was sedetary all the time. The weight started creeping on. Then I had my daughter and was right at 200 pounds. I tried diet pills that only destroyed my metabolism and caused me to regain 2x as much weight as I had lost from them. After I had my son I was around 220 pounds and I just kept gaining after than. I remember going in for a physical and the scale reading 252. I thought to myself "How in the world did I get here". I tried "diets" but would last a week and then get discouraged because I was not losing like I thought I should and go right back to eating terrible again.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey? * My children. I cannot tell you how many nights I went to bed crying because I felt like I was letting my kids down. I have a very busy one year old and four year old. I would come home and have no energy to do anything more than cook dinner, and a lot of times I would order in because I did not even want to do that. My daughter would beg me to play with her and I would always tell her I was too tired. I can still see the disappointment on her face. It brings tears to my eyes to know how much time I wasted instead of being active and teaching my kids to be active and do things. Another reason I decided it was time to do something was my health. I had been borderline diabetic for quite some time and it was getting worse. My blood pressure was starting to show high readings each visit to the doctor. My migraines were getting worse. I was on medication for depression, severe anxiety, insomnia, and migraines at the age of 24!
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge? * The biggest challenge I faced before my journey was Myself. I was the ONLY thing holding myself back. I made excuse after excuse. I would blame my fibromyalgia for not being able to exercise. I would blame my thyroid problem for not being able to lose weight. I had an excuse for EVERYTHING. Beachbody taught me that all of those things were just EXCUSES that I was making and I was the only person in control. My coach and challenge group are amazing at holding me accountable. Everytime I try to make an excuse I get no sympathy from them, they remind me that I am only making an excuse and work with me to keep going. I LOVE the challenge groups. It is so nice to not be alone in this! The support behind Beachbody is unbeatable! I get the convienence of working out in my own home but as much support as I would if I had a personal trainer at a gym! If my coach cannot answer my question, I can always find answers on the message boards!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose? * I loved the recipes! I never knew that vegetables could taste that good! I never thought I could feel full and satisfied with three meals a day and NO meat! I was never hungry or felt deprived during the reset! I looked forward to what was next on the menu!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of? * The Ultimate Reset taught me to not eat just to eat. Before the reset, if I was bored I would snack. If I was upset, I would snack. The Reset taught me discipline and showed me that I am in control of what I eat. It was an empowering experience. To date I have lost 97 pounds and 72 inches off my body. I feel amazing! I have energy that I have not felt since high school. I can keep up with my kids! I jump on the trampoline with them. The joy in my daughter' s face to have her mommy do things with her is priceless! Another thing I am proud of is my strength! I can do all kinds of push-ups on my toes! I never thought I would do that! When I started I had to modify jumping jacks and now I am doing Power Jumps! The achievement I am most proud of is that I love myself again! I do a double take in the mirror now instead of avoid looking. I smile in pictures instead of hide. I ENJOY clothes shopping!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program? * I look forward to each day and what it has to bring! I look at food as fuel for my body instead of a pleasure. I have found other things that involve being active to do in my leisure time instead of having a debate about which restaraunt to eat at next. My days are productive now, before I would be disappointed day in and day out because I would procrastinate and get absolutely nothing accomplished due to pure laziness. I am an amazing mother now! Instead of sitting on the sidelines I am going to be the mom DOING it with my kids!
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable? I LOVED the challenge groups! I had tried other things before but the lack of support got me everytime! To have a group of people just like me to engage with made such a difference! To see others having the same struggles as me helped me not get disappointed. If I tried making excuses, my challenge group was quick to remind me that it was an excuse and encourage me that I COULD do it.
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey? My Coach is amazing! Drew is always there to answer my questions and if he couldnt answer them he would point me to someone/somewhere that could. Drew did not sugar coat things to me. He was quick to call me out if I started talking negatively. His advice, guidance, and support played a very important role in my success!
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? Shakeology is AMAZING. Hands down, the best money I spend every month. It has helped me with digestive issues I had, increased my energy, and I have not even had a common cold in six months! The greatest benefit for me is the great taste! It is my chocolate fix everyday without the guilt!
How did a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program affect any existing health conditions you have? I had IBS before I was introduced to Shakeology and it is GONE! I have not have issues in MONTHS! Also, I had migraines before that I rarely have to deal with anymore!
Did you achieve any other measureable improvements with a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program? (e.g. Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, triglycerides, etc...) I was prediabetic, had elevatied blood pressure, a high resting heatrate, anxiety and depression before Beachbody. It is ALL normal now! Blood sugar is stable! Blood pressure is EXCELLENT! My resting heartrate has went from 120 to 40 or 50! I no longer take any medications at all!
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 TeamBeachbody.com did you find most useful? What made them so instrumental?
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