Terri Jones, age 66, lost 43 lbs while dancing and having fun with CIZE. She entered her results into The Beachbody Challenge® and won $1,000! That’s right. You can have fun – lose weight – and win money! And, shout out to her Coach (her daughter) Ayanna Jones, who gets $500 for helping Terri achieve her goals. See her story…
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I am 65 years old and my daughters were always telling me I needed to exercise because I had never exercised a day in my life. I was always tired and complaining. So I told them both that I would try eating clean and exercising but that if didn’t work I would die fat and eat everything I liked and not worry about it anymore (Lol!). I chose to use CIZE because it looked like fun even though I had my doubts because exercising was foreign to me and I wanted it to be fun if I was going to embark on it. So I bought CIZE and started it immediately when I received it. It was hard for me at first, I was out of breath and continued and the weight started falling off. I lost consistently and didn’t miss a day of exercise and began to enjoy it. When the clothes started looking better I was more encouraged. I still do CIZE and now walk 5 miles a day.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
My youngest daughter was just beginning to Coach with Beachbody, and I was inspired by the weight loss of both of my daughters. I was amazed at how they looked and what they talked about. I was inspired by their daily encouragement and still am inspired by all the ladies who have joined her group who post their tips and photos of their journey’s as well. I look for more programs to excite and inspire me. I work out everyday, love what I see in the mirror, and feel so much better.
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 was finding a program that made me want to work out and kept me inspired. Shaun T did that. I used his DVDs every day. Whether it is a mash up of two or three of his workouts, I get it in and am proud that I can now do 1 to 1-1/2 hours of exercise and still walk 3-5 miles a day along with that. I am fired up and feel energetic when I wake up each day and thankful at my age that I can do this.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I loved the energy and the fact that it’s not like exercise; it’s fun and challenging at the same time.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I have never felt better. I have energy and am not tired. My health is wonderful at my age. I only take vitamins and that in itself is an accomplishment. I am proud of sticking to it and learning to love to exercise. I have encouraged a girlfriend to join me in this journey and she is now my walking partner. We started walking 1 mile a day and are now up to 5-5-1/2 miles a day. We challenge each other and when the walk becomes easy we try to walk a little further. Being healthy and not having any health issues makes me proud. I know that I will live longer and will get to see my grands and great grands grow and enjoy them for a long time to come.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
My life has changed because I do more and want to be more active. I talk to others who have issues with weight loss and exercising, and have actually encouraged them to not opt for surgery as an answer to their weight loss but to try to exercise and get in groups who inspire and walk you through the tough times when they are ready to give up. It worked for me and I think it has helped them at well. Others tell me how good I look and are always surprised that I am as old as I am and can do this. Things are so much better.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
My daughter has a group of ladies and men who post every day and inspire each other to do better. We look for groups that do seminars with exercise in our city and we do things like hiking, walking, and join each other in exercising.
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 curbed my appetite from wanting the candy that I ate daily and the carbs that I didn’t need but craved as well. I have eliminated them from my diet and know that these are things I need to leave alone. I also sleep much better.2
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†Results vary depending on starting point, goals, and effort.
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