A lot can happen in a year with access to the powerful tools on Beachbody On Demand. Just ask Samantha Gebbers, who shed 53 lbs. while following fitness & nutrition programs 21 Day Fix, 21 Day Fix EXTREME, The Master’s Hammer and Chisel. She also supplements her nutrition with Shakeology and uses the Beachbody Performance supplements. Here’s the story that she shared with the Beachbody Challenge contest.
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I could not play with my kiddos; it was literally exhausting. I could barely move. The weight was dreadful and made even basic things so hard (ex. laundry/vacuuming). The weight made any type of activity, even simply walking, exhausting. It was hard to even get in and out of the car. I would get winded trying to walk around the park for any length of time. The summer was the worst, the heat was just to much! I was lost! I was depressed, had zero self-confidence, and I felt ugly. I felt like the ambition was gone, everyday was the same negative cycle. It was a tough place to be in, and you really don’t know what to do to change it when you’re in it. It’s like the black hole of self pity.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
What inspired me to change my life was that I had no confidence, no energy, no motivation, and no ambition. I had my second daughter 2/16/2015 and although she was perfect, I was a mess! I was unhappy, unhealthy, depressed, lazy, and when I looked in the mirror I was horrified. I had enough, and I was tired of making excuses. It was time to take action. I wanted to feel confident and most importantly be an example for my kids.
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 with this program is that I hadn’t lifted weights in a long time so form was key! It took a little to get it right but it is my absolute favorite program!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
What I loved about the program is the weight lifting! I loved the challenge and how it forced you out of your comfort zone.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
The results I have achieved with this Beachbody program is significant weight loss, a ton of energy, improved confidence, positive attitude, a ton of ambition, excited about life, and always ready to take on a new day and a new challenge.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
My life is full! I am happy, energetic, ambitious, self confident, and I love pushing myself each day. The amount of money you may spend, is nothing compared to transformation you will experience. This is not the end, this is just beginning. When you get your self confidence back, the sky is truly the limit! My relationships have improved, I plan and participate in so many family activities, I crave working out, and I love cooking and trying new recipes. It has improved every aspect of my life. Honestly, like a million bucks. Each day is a new opportunity to take on my goals and dreams. I feel motivated, excited, beautiful, empowered, and strong. The list could go on and on; it truly is night and day.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
Participating in the Challenge Groups was vital in the beginning to succeed. I was able to interact with others on the same journey, and it provided a sense of comfort. The groups provided an immense amount of support, motivation, and commitment.
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
My Coach was (and still is) absolutely amazing; she is my angel! She never gave up on me and even dealt with my endless messages and phone calls. We live across the country from each other. I never thought women could be empowering and uplifting, my experience was always dreadful and competitive. Beachbody has allowed me to meet some of the most amazing women, they are strong, genuine, kind, supportive and honest. Without Aubrey I would’ve quit 1 million times. She is so motivating, supportive, always available, and so genuine!
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?
First of all I can’t live without Energize now! Recover definitely helped with the sore muscles so I could keep pushing each day.2
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†Results vary depending on starting point and effort.
2These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.