Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I was an unhappy stay-at-home-mom. I had put on a lot of weight starting at the age of 37. Over the past 8 years I had become quite insecure and lazy. I seemed to turn to food for comfort, and before I knew it I was 171 pounds. This just made me even more depressed, and I found I didn’t even want to go out in public or even be close with my husband; I didn’t even want him to see me in my underwear. My kids even told me I was fat, and I was scared they were embarrassed to have me as a mom. I also never seemed to have any energy for anything, and I knew they wanted me to play with them more. I hated shopping because it made me even more insecure about my body, but then I would eat more. It was a never ending cycle…
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
My niece emailed to tell me about this exercise program she was on and for some reason I decided to give it a try. I ordered the Beachbody T25 challenge pack with Shakeology. I had never tried a program before. I followed it as closely as I could, drinking my shakes every day, and exercising 5 days a week.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
The greatest challenge for me was perseverance. I knew I had a lot of weight to lose and I knew it was going to take dedication. Somehow I managed to keep on going. Shaun T was always a good motivation, and I really enjoyed the shakes. Once I started to notice results it became a little easier to carry on. I also started to feel happier and had more energy so it helped me stay on track. I seemed to start caring more and more about things and wanted to try harder. The longer I stayed at it, the better it got in all areas of my life.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I really enjoyed the shakes and especially how they reduced cravings and gave me energy. I also really enjoyed the exercise program. I had really enjoyed aerobics and weight training in my younger years so the Alpha, Beta, Gamma program was perfect for me. I always had to do the modified version but still seemed to get results. I looked forward to Shaun T every morning as he always made me want to keep going. It started to seem that I would start exercising and before I knew it the exercise program was over.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
Once I started the program I became optimistic. The shakes tasted great and they seemed to help with the cravings and gave me more energy. They even helped my digestive system work better.2 After doing the exercises I noticed I became more energetic and have more stamina. They even seemed to increase my heart and lung power. Slowly my muscles became firmer and stronger. I noticed my body getting more and more toned and then the inches started to come off. I became happier every week and even more determined. The results I was getting were exciting. I was very proud I persevered.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
Since I began the Beachbody program my life has changed for the better. I now eat better and with the shakes I feel healthier. The exercises make feel great! I am more more energetic, I have more stamina, I am stronger, and more flexible. They also give me a kind of high each time I complete the exercises. Doing housework, playing with my kids, helping my husband with hard labor, walking distances etc. have all become possible and easier. I am lean and toned and love the way my body looks. It makes for a great sex life with my husband and brought us closer. My kids even tell me I look great and love that I do more with them. Shopping for clothes is a blast too. I am more confident and happy and that has carried into all my relationships. I now enjoy spending time with friends and family. I am not even scared of any challenges that may come my way. Life is great; thanks Beachbody!
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?
Yes! I love Shakeology. It made me feel healthier and had less cravings just by drinking it every day. And definitely helped give me more energy, better sleep with mental clarity, especially better digestion and more regular bowel movements. Love it!2
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†Results vary depending on starting point, goals, and effort.
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