Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Before I started my Beachbody program, I was pretty down on myself. I wanted change so badly but my fears and lack of motivation held me back. There wasn’t a day that went by that I didn’t think about wanting to lose weight and get healthy. But instead of doing anything about it, I would get depressed and eat more junk to feel better. That just made me feel worse. Eventually, I decided if I wanted a change then I needed to be the change I so desperately wanted.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
What first peaked my interest in choosing a Beachbody program was seeing other people’s amazing results. And they were people that I knew, not just strangers on TV. Then it was Chalene Johnson and her podcasts. Listening to those is what really gave me the drive I needed, and I gave myself a pep talk and decided I wasn’t going to let my fears hold me back any longer.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
The biggest challenge for me was probably figuring out the meal plan and honing that in. I think initially for me what to eat, serving size, and trying to eat everything I was supposed to were the most challenging. But I had great Coaches I turned to for help, and that gave me the confidence I needed to know I was doing it right and making good choices.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I will admit that T25 wasn’t my favorite at first. I stuck with it though, and after the first two weeks, I loved it! It made me feel like I could accomplish anything! Yes, I used the modifier, and still do sometimes, but I keep improving and can now do things I never thought possible! After completing the Alpha and Beta rounds, I moved onto Gamma and I love that even more.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I continue to lose weight and inches! 33 pounds and 45.5 inches in total so far! Along with my physical achievements, I’ve changed on the inside as well! I have so much more confidence in myself and so much more energy! I am proud of all of it! I decided to focus on one day at a time. Back in March when I set my first goal of 160 pounds, I didn’t set a time limit. I knew it would take time and dedication. So by concentrating on one day at a time, I didn’t stress over the big goal. There were a lot of little goals along the way that totally got me to where I am today!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
My life has changed in so many ways since starting Beachbody six months ago. I have so much more confidence in myself — it’s amazing. I’ve been drinking Shakeology every day, and I get so much energy from that. It has brought our family closer together, because we are doing it together. We are always lifting each other up with each accomplishment. I no longer let my fears control my life, and I now know I am capable of anything I put my mind to! I also happily share my success in hopes that it will help light a fire in someone else that you can change your life and accomplish things you never thought possible!
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
Being a part of the Challenge Group helped me stay accountable by completing my workouts and drinking my Shakeology every day. The support from the other ladies was so motivational. I didn’t even know most of the other women, but it was like we were already friends! It was great support! It is amazing to be a part of a group of people that focus on lifting each other up instead of being judged.
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
My Coach and my Coach’s Coach were both amazing! They answered all of my questions, and there were many! There are still questions I go to them with. They are both very encouraging and make me feel so great with even the smallest accomplishments.
How did a Beachbody supplement, 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, or digestion/regularity?
I have used Shakeology right from the start, and it makes me feel incredible! My energy levels are through the roof, and my mood has completely turned around. I no longer feel down all the time, and my digestive system has improved 100 percent.2 Energize is something else that I love! It gives me an extra boost to really push through my workouts with more effort!
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†Results vary depending on starting point and effort.
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