What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
When I was 6 years old, I suffered a major brain bleed and had to have a high risk brain surgery. Because of that I had both social and physical issues that prevented me from experiencing a lot of the things that life had to offer. Growing up I suffered many pinpoint strokes and a couple more brain bleeds that I felt were a limitation in my life at that time. I finally got to a breaking point in my life and decided that I could no longer allow this ‘disability’ to determine what my life was to become, so I became the creator of my own destiny and have since been able to experience more of life then most people ever will. I’ve skydived 13 times, section hiked a 323 mile trail in 11 months, volunteered out of country, and worked jobs that most people could never handle. But, out of every thing I’ve done my weight loss has always defeated me repeatedly. I lost this weight to prove that a disability doesn’t have to define anyone as a individual. Thank you for helping me accomplish my dream.3
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
Diet was a huge challenge prior to the program, but after quickly getting into the groove of using the portion control containers and Shakeology I have finally found my long term food plan! It’s made eating healthy easy! INSANITY MAX:30 was amazing because, in such a short period of time, a huge healthy change can happen and has for me. Anything is possible if you dig deep! My Coach and Challenge Group have been incredibly motivating for me by constantly making me accountable, and giving me tips when I’ve needed them. I am now a Beachbody fan for life!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I liked that it was only 30 minutes a day, and was high intensity exercises requiring no extra equipment. I am planning to do multiple obstacle course races this year and the body weight exercises are something that will definitely help me out a lot.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I am proud that I’ve lost 24.4 pounds, and have had to buy all new clothes because they are now too big for me. I feel accomplished because I weigh less now then I did in high school, and everyone around me has noticed the change. One of my New Years resolutions was to be able to climb a 25 foot high rope. Before the program I could not do it, now I can climb it with ease. When starting the program my goal was to lose 10 pounds and I more then doubled my goal for the program.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
My self confidence has increased dramatically and my body image has become much better. Beachbody is something that I will forever stick with because it’s working for me, and I know that it can work for others as well.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
It helped because I was able to see other people struggle through hardships and still continue to refocus on their journey. Everyone posted great tips and experiences about the programs that they are doing, and I found that I could often relate to those struggles and good experiences too. This kept me accountable because it maintained my motivation and created a internet atmosphere that produced the feeling of not being alone in my workouts.
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
Jillian Norris was a huge part of my journey, I couldn’t have done it without her! She gave me tips, tricks, and links that was useful during my journey. She kept me accountable by keeping a constant contact with me, emailing me, and even sharing my own accomplishments with others. She is a Beachbody all-star for sure!
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?
I used Shakeology and the portion control containers, and noticed that my digestive health and energy levels became better and I definitely sleep better. 2
Tell us about your experience with Beachbody On Demand. If applicable, how has it helped you achieve your goals?
I love Beachbody On Demand because it’s really been helpful in letting me try out different programs so that I have help choosing my next program, and it can be done anywhere, anytime!
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†Results vary depending on starting point, goals, and effort.
3Always consult with your physician about your unique medical needs before starting any fitness program or nutrition product.
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