Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Prior to finding Beachbody, I was tired, sluggish, unmotivated, and miserable with my body image. I came home from work, plopped down on the couch, and didn’t have any energy. I had no energy to play with my kids. I was stuck in a vicious cycle of eating and sleeping. I had absolutely no self-esteem and I was ashamed of the person staring back at me in the mirror. I could never find clothes that fit comfortably. I had to sit to shave my legs in the shower because I didn’t have the energy or the flexibility to stand and do it. Same thing with tying my shoes; I had to sit to tie my shoes.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I saw a friend of mine posting about her journey and transformation on Facebook, and I could tell she was really happy. I knew I had to try this. She was the first person that inspired me to start this proven program. A year into this journey I have been inspired by so many beautiful people that I have met through Beachbody. I have established healthy and strong relationships with so many goal oriented and focused people. I think back to the week before I started my program it was Christmas and I had family over at my house. My mom was so overweight that she didn’t want to go up my stairs to use the restroom. I looked at her and I knew that I had to make a change because I was headed down the same path. I’m happy to say today that one year later, combined my mother and I have lost 175 pounds all with the help of Beachbody. The skills that we learned have literally saved our lives!
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
My greatest challenge before Beachbody was finding balance in life while having a hectic work and family life. With Beachbody, I have learned the key to a healthy life is balance. Being prepared with a healthy routine of nutrition and fitness is key to my success. Shakeology is perfect for a busy mom like me. Ultimately, through eating healthy and working out I have an abundance of energy now which really helps me get through the day with my hectic work and family life. When I go to bed each night I have so much energy and so much strength!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
The 21 Day Fix is an awesome introduction into fitness. The routines are modified, and that really helps for beginners. By the end of my first round, I was able to complete each workout without modifiers, and by the end of my second round I was a powerhouse! I powered through four more rounds for a total of six and then moved on to The Master’s Hammer and Chisel. Hammer and Chisel was a little intimidating at first, but it really taught me a great technique in lifting and weight training. It helped me build stamina and endurance, and began really toning my body. From there I started 21 Day Fix EXTREME, and worked through four rounds of that which really carved my body. I also did a round of Body Beast which was amazing for my muscles. I just recently finished CORE DE FORCE and I almost have a six-pack!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
My life has completely changed due to these programs and my transformation. I have lost 70 pounds and have built so much lean muscle. My next goal is the Beachbody Classic at Summit in New Orleans! I got my heels in the mail yesterday, and I am breaking them in today and every day until the show!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
Beachbody has been life changing for me. I broke my bad habits and a healthy lifestyle seems routine, normal, and fun! I love the person that I see in the mirror. I can feel that I shine like a ray of light on others’ lives inspiring them to be the best version of themselves that they can be because I am the best version of me that I can be!
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 vital to my success. They are a great resource of motivation and accountability. I have built a great network of friends going through transformations just like myself, and it feels amazing.
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 my go-to favorite and healthiest meal of the day. If I have a craving for a sweet or a carb, I drink my nutrient dense Shakeology. When I have hectic day of shuffling my family around, Shakeology keeps me from skipping meals. And it is absolutely delicious! I am also a huge fan of Energize. It really gives me the pump I need to smash the workouts ahead of me. Some days I like to do three or four workouts, and when I do I always follow up with a Recover shake.2
Tell us about your experience with Beachbody On Demand. If applicable, how has it helped you achieve your goals?
I absolutely love Beachbody On Demand. I have almost every program on DVD but by having it on demand I don’t have to shuffle through a bunch of DVDs. Since I have built so much muscle, my weights at home don’t fit my needs so I take my Beachbody On Demand to the gym and stream Body Beast and Hammer and Chisel out there where I have heavier weights to lift!
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†Results vary depending on starting point and effort.
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