Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I am disabled. I was unable to walk without a CRO Walker (a boot that comes to my knee). I just sat around and ate because I was in pain. I have always been heavy but I ballooned up. I was in pain all the time. I couldn’t walk from my living room to the bathroom without getting winded. I depended on an electric scooter to get around to almost everywhere I went. I did not feel good about myself or my situation.3
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I realized I was sick and tired of not being able to do things that others could do. I was tired of being isolated because I was unable to do things. I didn’t fit in seats at restaurants or theaters. I could hardly get on and off the bus when I traveled. They would have to bring my scooter right to the door. I decided even though I will always be disabled I don’t always have to be fat and in pain.3
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 was being so big and not being able to do things that I wanted to do. I found Beachbody and started the program. I really liked the portion control. I didn’t realize how much I was eating. This really helped me control what I was eating. I couldn’t do any of the exercises when I started. Now I can do most of them although some I still have to modify due to my leg disability.3
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I love 21 Day Fix because it helped me manage my portions and taught me how to eat healthy food instead of all the unhealthy food I was eating. I enjoy eating fresh whole food now instead of fast convenience food.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I have lost 142 pounds in 1 year and 9 months. I am no longer in pain. I can walk without getting winded. I even participated in two 5Ks. I never thought I would be able to do that. This year I bought a swimsuit and started swimming again after 40 years of not even owning a suit. I go places and do things that I never thought I would be able to do. Even though I am still disabled, because of the new lifestyle change I don’t need my scooter as much. I feel better about myself than I ever have.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
It has totally changed. I was isolated and now I get out and do things. I feel and look better than I have in years. I can go into any store now and buy clothes. It is a great feeling to go into a restaurant or a theater and be able to sit in any chair they have.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
It helps me focus on things that I can do to help me in my journey. I was able to see what other people were doing and to get advice from people in the same situation. It really helped me stay on track to reach my goals.
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
She is very encouraging. She runs many Challenge Groups and hosts a Facebook page that encourages everyone to reach their goals by sharing victories and struggles. She gives advice on how you can better your situation and reach the goals that you have set.
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 great to help get me started in the morning. It gives me many of the nutrients I need through out the day. I don’t feel as hungry when I use it first thing in the morning. I have more energy for the day.2
Tell us about your experience with Beachbody On Demand. If applicable, how has it helped you achieve your goals?
I love that I can use it anywhere. I travel a lot and it is great that I can do any of my programs on the computer.
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†Results vary depending on starting point and effort.
3Always consult with your physician about your unique medical needs before starting any fitness program or nutrition product.
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