Age: 51 Gender: Female State: Texas Primary Program: LES MILLS PUMP Supplement: Shakeology®, Joint Support Super Formula
Body Fat %
LOST 28.2 LBS, 9.5" off WAIST, and dropped 6 dress sizes!
I love the strength and muscles that I have gained using Les Mills Pump. …At 51 years old, I am in the best shape that I have ever been in.
What Christy B. won: $1,000
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body? * I have always had to watch my weight as I was chubby as a kid up until high school. Due to peer pressure, I learned all kinds of "bad dieting techniques" and lost down to 110 lbs. I maintained this weight through high school and most of college, but I felt awful and drained due to eating hardly anything to keep my weight down. After I married and had children, my weight started creeping back up. I went on a roller coaster of yo-yo dieting through my twenties, thirties, and forties. I was the Queen of dieting and have been on every diet imaginable. In my mid forties, I discovered Chalene Johnson and Beachbody. Chalene inspired me to want to exercise, but my diet was not enough. As I entered the dreaded 50 year mark, I was a mess. Out of shape, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and completely stressed out. I absolutely hated myself. I started having heart palpitations and my physician wanted to start me on high blood pressure medication. I decided that I had to do something.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey? * I happened to be on the Team Beachbody website trying to motivate myself to do something about myself and noticed the Les Mills Pump annoucement. This program really caught my eye and seemed to excite me. I was damned if my physician was going to put me on blood pressure medication. On Janurary 1, 2012, I did my first Les Mills Pump DVD and feel in love with exercising again. Within the first month, I lost 7 lbs and 8.5 inches. I knew then, that I found my soulmate workout. I also decided to amp up my nutrition and started drinking Shakeology every morning, without fail, for breakfast. I completed 2 rounds of Les Mills Pump and then incorporated the Turbo Fire program with Les Mills Pump and just love the combination of the two programs. As of November 1, I am still working on tweaking my body just a little bit more, but at 51 years old, I am in the best shape that I have every been in. I am so excited about the new Combat program coming out in December and have already preordered it.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge? * My biggest challenge that I faced before beginning my journey was sticking with a program and staying motivated. I would be strong and go all out when I started a diet program, but after about a month, life would get in the way and I would lose interest. At that point, I hated myself and would become depressed. The two Beachbody programs that I have incorporated in my life has been a life saver for me. The instructors in both programs are so motivating that it keeps me wanting to come back for more. In the time I have been doing these programs, I have never once hated to do a workout, which was not the case before I started these.
Why did you choose this particular program? * I chose Les Mills Pump because when I was younger, I did take a body pump class at a gym. I liked it then, but I could not make it to the class times due to my crazy work schedule. With the Beachbody programs, I can workout when it is the best time for me! I also love Chalene and TurboFire due to the high energy she brings to my TV and all of the punching and kicking. Both of these programs make me feel strong and lean.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose? * I love the strength and muscles that I have gained using Les Mills Pump. Before I started the program, I could not even do a single pushup, but now, I can now even do the hard Tricep pushups on my toes! And do not forget the Burpees in TurboFire! These are a breeze to me now.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of? * On January 1st of this year, I weighed 153 lbs, which is a lot for 5'3" and my waist was a large 38 inches around. Currently, I am at my goal weight of 125lbs with my waist being 28.75 inches. I am most proud that my blood pressure went from 165/89 down to a nice normal range of 119/64. My physician was very proud of me too and I never had to go on high blood pressure medicine.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program? * I am a much more happier person every single day. I feel so much better than I did on January 1, 2012, when I started my journey. My blood pressure and cholesterol are in very good ranges and my stress level has dropped to where I can cope better with life's surprises. Better yet, I feel that I am a better wife, mother, and friend as my self esteem is out of the dumps and I enjoy life now.
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey? My TeamBeachbody Coach is Julie Fox and she has been my rock through my whole journey. First of all, she was a great inspiration as she practices what she preaches. Any questions I had, she would always take the time to help, and if she did not know the answer, she would find out and get back to me. At times, when my weight loss would stall, I would get very frustrated, but she kept motivating me, telling me to stick with it and the weight loss will happen. Without her, I don't think I could have remained as motivated and positive.
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 am a total Shakeology believer as I have drank my shake for breakfast every single day since I started my program. I believe that it gives me more energy, especially during my day at work. I do notice that if I skip the shake and drink it later in the day, I do not have the same energy and alertness in the morning as I usually do. I also take the Joint Replacement formula which helped my knee pain I started having with all of the squats and lunges with Les Mills Pump. Today, I am knee pain free!
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?
Why did you choose the particular program?
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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