Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
It seems I grew up seeing infomercials for P90X, but never really thought anything about it since I was pretty fit. As I got older I became more sedentary, especially after high school. I started college overweight at 185 lbs, became lazy and gained a lot more weight. I graduated weighing 230 lbs with my self confidence at an all time low. I began and quit several rounds of P90X, but never gave it my all with nutrition. I jumped back in with P90X2 and saw great results in 2012 with P90X and X2 with a huge loss of 38 pounds, down to 192 lbs from 230 lbs. However, after I got married in May of 2012 I gained almost all of it back…back to 220 pounds. Through the rest of that year I tried to stay consistent, but failed. I started 2013 with a round of P90X2 and lost 18 pounds. I still felt uncomfortable in my own body and was constantly sucking in my stomach. Did a round of T25 (-18 lbs), but still wanted more so I did a round of Body Beast and kept doing Body Beast!
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
Browsing P90X results videos I saw Coach Wayne Wyatt’s results and it blew my mind. If he could do it so could I. I joined his team and he became my inspiration, along with everybody else associated with teamRIPPED. Everybody there is so supportive and they really lift each other up and no one can deny that Coach Wayne has some of the greatest results ever! Coach started a yearlong challenge group (Team R1PP3D Challenge) and I decided to plug in and get moving. The group has been and continues to be incredibly supportive and I will never look back. Full steam ahead! All in all, fitness has become my passion and I want to do my bit to End the Trend.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
Before Beachbody my greatest challenge was nutrition. That’s where Shakeology stepped in. It has truly revolutionized my eating habits. Cheese quesadillas and cheeseburgers dominated my daily diet before I started, but my cravings for those types of food have completely vanished now that I’m getting my daily dose of dense nutrition. I truly am fueling my body with what is needs and deserves. I firmly believe that you can’t have fitness without nutrition and Shakeology makes my workouts come full circle. I now log my food daily with MyFitnessPal and that really makes all the difference in the world!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I’ve done a ton of Beachbody programs because I love variety. So far I’ve completed P90X, X2, X3, T25, INSANITY: THE ASYLUM, and Body Beast. Overall, I’d have to say Body Beast is my wheel house. Who doesn’t like lifting weights, losing body fat, and getting shredded all at the same time! Plus Sagi is just too funny. He works hard and gets in your face, but he knows what he’s doing. Most people think Body Beast is all lifting, but I think of it as cardio with weights. I absolutely love the fast pace.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
Body Beast along with the other programs has helped me lose a ton of body fat. Overall, I’ve lost nearly 20% body fat. How cool is that?! Physically, my strength is through the roof and I’ve seen no loss of cardio endurance with the Beast. Everyday I get to bring it and I consider it a privilege. My time with Beachbody has gotten me tremendous results and I couldn’t be more happy.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
My total mindset about health, fitness and life overall has changed. I tell people all the time that it’s not just about losing weight. I think one of the greatest outcomes is the confidence gained through the process and my confidence is back! I want others to gain the same results that I have achieved. It’s my passion and my goal is to help End the Trend. People think they can’t get these results at home, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Beachbody says it best. “Decide, Commit, Succeed!” Anything is possible if you put your mind to it! And now it’s time for me to pay it forward and get as many people across the finish line as possible. We truly are better together and I want to help as many people as possible. Every One Matters!
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
The group was so uplifting. Seeing people lift others up and having others lift them up is truly amazing and is one on the main keys to my success. Nobody judges anybody in our group. The mindset is that everybody starts somewhere. Motivation, support, and accountability are the main aspects of the group. If anybody ever falls off the wagon, the rest of the team is there to help them get back on track to reach their goals.
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
Coach Wayne is always available to answer any questions that anybody has and he does it in amazingly fast! He is truly inspirational and has had a hand in helping so many people. I am proud to be part of his team.
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 don’t know how I would live without Shakeology. The healthiest meal of the day ensures that I will get a dense does of nutrition especially during times when I do not eat all of the fruits and vegetables that I should. It’s simple, fast, and incredibly delicious. My energy levels are through the roof. I used to get tired in the mid afternoons,but not anymore! I recommend Shakeology to everyone that I know!
How did a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program affect any existing health conditions you have?
I haven’t been sick since I started taking Shakeology daily. That’s truly amazing. I used to be plagued with colds and sinus infections during the winter months, but now I haven’t been sick in over 2 years. I also used to get migraines all the time, but those are very few and far between now.
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