Meet Karri M.! She participated in The Beachbody Challenge and won the $500 Daily Prize for July 31st!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I was overweight and depressed; I didn’t feel comfortable in my own skin, and was so upset with myself for “letting myself go.” At my highest adult weight ever, I couldn’t snap myself out of the horrible emotional eating pattern I had been relying on for so long to soothe my feelings.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I started my journey in August of 2012. I was on an episode of the Newlywed Game with my husband, and after filming our episode, I saw a picture of what I looked like and I literally burst into tears because I was so upset at how badly I’d let myself go. We got married in April of 2011, and although I had worked hard to lose weight for the wedding, I put all the weight I had lost back on, plus some, because I didn’t consider it a lifestyle change, and as soon as the wedding was over, I went right back to eating bad foods and not exercising. I knew after I saw that picture I needed to change things, and fast. We were talking about starting a family, and I knew I couldn’t afford to put any more weight on, and that I wasn’t healthy enough to carry a child. I decided that I need a lifestyle change, and I’ve been working at it ever since.
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 before the program was me. I made up excuses, I decided I was “too fat” to use a gym, or that I didn’t have enough energy to get through a tough workout. I rewarded my poor behavior with food, and it became an endless cycle of self sabotage. With FOCUS T25 and the 21 Day Fix, those excuses were removed. The 21 day fix has helped teach me the nutrition, but T25 really changed my body!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I am a walking success story! I love running into people I haven’t seen in a while and seeing their reaction when I tell them I’ve lost over 55 pounds!
You can change your life, too. Take the Beachbody Challenge, for the ultimate motivation to get fit! Select any Beachbody program and once you complete it, share your results for your chance to win cash and prizes.