Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I started the program because I had just given birth to my baby girl in January.4 I felt self-loathing and pity toward myself, because I was stuck in my boyfriend’s parents’ basement with a newborn on my hands and feeling gross about my body. I had to do something to change that because I was unhappy and felt stuck. I was all into health and fitness before I had given birth. So after the fact, when the weight wasn’t going away, I felt like I had to do something!
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I woke up in the middle of the night when my baby was crying to feed her. I always fell asleep to the TV on, and when I was feeding her, a FOCUS T25 infomercial came on. I watched the whole thing! I was sucked in! I told myself, why not, let’s give it a try! I have nothing to lose. So I did it, and my boyfriend did it with me. We supported each other and helped one another stay on track. In the end, I lost over 25 pounds and felt amazing!
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
I felt like I wasn’t going to feel like I was before I got pregnant. I used to teach fitness classes, and I just felt like a failure. I put sticky notes all over my house to remind myself that I could do it and nothing was stopping me besides myself. So I pressed play every day and overcame that obstacle. I was more than ready to begin my journey. Beachbody helped me overcome that feeling; it allowed me to feel empowered because I was killing my workouts. I didn’t start off doing it all that great, but as the days went by, I got better and better. I felt unstoppable! I lost all the weight, gained back my confidence, and took on the world. I was ready for anything!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I loved that it was short and sweet and I sweated my ass off! I could feel the calories dripping off of my body.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I lost over 25 pounds; I lost inches everywhere; I could fit into my pre-baby jeans again; and I was feeling way more energy than before. I was most proud of my mentality change and the weight loss. I was very happy with the program.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
Now I am a Beachbody Coach and I am doing the Body Beast workouts to gain muscle. I love them and I love empowering people around with Beachbody programs. I couldn’t be more excited about being a Coach and spreading the word. I love that I have re-gained my confidence and my love for myself, and I have been able to make really strong connections with other people and watch them be successful in their health and fitness journeys as well.
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†Results vary depending on starting point and effort.
4Always consult with your physician before commencing any fitness program or nutritional product if you are pregnant or postpartum.