Sheralyn Rumbolt lost 76 lbs. with 21 Day Fix, CORE DE FORCE, various Beachbody fitness programs on BOD, Shakeology, and 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?
Before Beachbody I was the girl that always had a smile on her face, but was never truly happy. I gave my all to others, but neglected to treat myself and my body right. I loved to cook, drink, and entertain, and felt like “going on a diet” would stop me from doing those things that I loved. Boy, was I wrong.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
My nieces are the most precious people in my life, and not being able to keep up with them was really upsetting. I just didn’t have the energy, or the enthusiasm, to run, and jump, and play like they wanted. My sister started the 21 Day Fix in December 2015 and she really worked me about it. She knew I would be able to do it, I just wasn’t sure. By January she had convinced me to give it a try, and now I am all in!
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
I love to cook and was extremely worried about how the food list would impact that. I wasn’t sure I’d be able to follow it and give up on some of my unhealthy cooking routines (ex. Frying eggs and veggies in real butter, caramelizing my onions, etc.). Once I got into the program though, I realized there is so much food — so many healthy options and my creative juices are still able to flow in the kitchen ! The meal guide gives you healthy options and suggestions, and it was excellent to be able to turn those unhealthy habits around. Also, my energy levels were so low, and I hated exercise, I just didn’t believe I would stick to it. I didn’t believe in myself.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
After being so close to achieving my year end weight-loss goal, I knew I needed to get rid of the last 5 lbs., and more importantly, needed to start focusing on toning my body. CORE DE FORCE has been phenomenal for shredding my core, arms, and legs. Also, I love how badass the program makes you feel. Every morning after my workout I feel absolutely invincible.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I have finally begun to tone my tummy, which, at my peak weight of nearly 260 lbs., was the body part that I was always disgusted with. I wore a crop top out two weekends ago! I would have never imagined doing that in my wildest dreams! I went from size 22 pants to size 10 in 11 months. I have dropped from an XL top to a small. And best of all, I am stronger now than ever before!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
If you ask my mom she’d tell you “Sheralyn is not the same person she was a year ago. She’s done a complete 180.” Honestly, I think it would be easier to described the ways my life haven’t changed. I went from lethargic to energetic. I have gained confidence and self esteem. I have realized my self-worth. I am truly happy, and no longer feel guilty for doing things for myself. I still give to others but I no longer neglect myself in the process.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
Challenge groups are always motivating. You have a place to share struggles and seek help. The people you meet in these groups you probably wouldn’t have met anywhere else. I seek the encouragement of others while being a positive motivator for others; it’s mutually beneficial.
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
Jen is extremely motivating! She keeps you on your toes, she checks in often, and makes you feel like your success is important to her! It’s nice to feel like a priority! Also, she convinced me to become a Coach, which has changed my life and allowed me to connect with so many people.
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 really helped me fight the junk food cravings in the beginning. Now, my Shakeology is just part of my daily routine that helps fuel my body after intense workouts! I often use the 3-Day Refresh when I fall off the wagon and need to get back on track, or when I hit a plateau and am struggling to keep the ball rolling.2
Tell us about your experience with Beachbody On Demand. If applicable, how has it helped you achieve your goals?
I stream almost all of my workouts on BOD which was fantastic because I went on a lot of work-related trips during this program. BOD helped me to stay on track while I was away from home!
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†Results vary depending on starting point and effort.
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