Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Before I got pregnant I was in great shape! I found out I was pregnant and let myself go throughout my entire pregnancy. I didn’t work out, I started drinking soda again which I had stopped for 2 years, I ate whatever I wanted and gained over 50lbs during my pregnancy. After I had my daughter I couldn’t believe how badly I had let myself go. When my mom took my before picture I was mortified at what I saw. Yes, I know I just had a child but that is no excuse to letting myself gain all that weight. My back pain was back, along with terrible self esteem and the weight wasn’t coming off with workouts I was trying to do on my own. So, I ended up in maternity pants for a while after having my daughter which started making me depressed since I knew I had completely jumped off the band wagon of staying healthy.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
My daughter and other Beachbody members inspired me to make my transformation! I had seen so many amazing transformations I just knew I wanted to be one on them! When I looked at my before pictures I was so mortified! I knew I had to do this for myself and my family!
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 was realizing how badly out of shape I was. I suffered from back pain, my wrists have terrible pain in them and I did suffer from high blood pressure at that time. My other challenge was the eating habits I had become custom to. Once I started really diving into Body Beast I really wanted to change! No more back pain and no more high blood pressure! My eating habits have become so much better and I love Sagi’s eating plan!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I was drawn to the weight training in his program. I have never done an at home program that incorporates weights and I really wanted to see where it would take me. I was always told cardio, cardio, cardio will make you lose weight and weight’s just bulk you up! Boy was I wrong along with so many other people who think like I used to!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I can finally fit into my pre-pregnancy jeans! I’ve gained abs and my arms are starting to look great! I always loved seeing women with muscle and am proud to say I’m on my way to becoming one of them!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I am finally comfortable in my own skin again! I love all the compliments I get and am proud to say I do Body Beast and I am a mom who lifts! I’m also taking classes to become a certified personal trainer and one day hope to step on stage and compete! Sagi truly has a way about him that just makes you want to step out of your comfort zone and that anyone and everyone is made to do something great! So I’ve decided to take big steps in my life to achieve greatness!
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
She introduced me to amazing group of women and started me out on this amazing journey that I’m never giving up!
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?
When I first started Body Beast I was not using Shakeology, then my Coach introduced me to Shakeology and I dropped 6lbs the first week I started drinking it! I was thinking “why haven’t I done this sooner!?” It tastes great, it gives me so much more energy, curves my sweet tooth and keeps me full until my next meal! Can’t describe all the energy it’s given me too! Absolutely best supplement I’ve been introduced too! Energy and Endurance is the best thing ever invented! I drink it before every workout and makes me train harder during my workouts!
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