Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I started the 21 Day Fix program March 2016, three months after I had made the decision to divorce my husband. My son was 11 months old at time and I had a hard time interacting with him emotionally and physically. I felt like I had lost control of my life and my body so I would eat (everything) to feel like I was in control of something again. I was disgusted with the way I looked but I couldn’t stop eating. I had a hard time finding a job after I moved back which also didn’t help. I knew I needed to change but couldn’t find the motivation to do so.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
My friend Melody, who’s also a Beachbody Coach, was very persistent and wanted me to try Beachbody. I was not very motivated but I got to the point where I was short of breath walking up stairs and I realized that I need to be present for my son. I bought the program and never looked back since.
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 I had was body image. I felt terrible about myself, inside and out. The 21 Day Fix and 21 Day Fix EXTREME helped me love my body and the strength I have developed. These programs have allowed me to be more confident and enjoy life with my son. I am happy and healthy!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I love the ease of both programs. They are fool proof. There is no guessing about what you should/shouldn’t eat and the workouts are short but intense enough to feel like you’re getting a workout. It’s not strict or restrictive either. You get what you put into the program and I like the freedom.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I have now lost 66 pounds and a total of 65 inches. Despite all I’ve lost, I have gained confidence, happiness, strength, and joy. Although I have about 10/20 pounds to go to get to my “goal weight” I have never felt better about myself because I did this. I set goals, worked hard, and achieved them. I’m proud of everything I’ve accomplished these past few months.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
After losing all this weight, I have more energy to play with my son and I can now chase him around without becoming short of breath. I’m happier and I have a better attitude with everyone I interact with. I am confident and I’m excited to start dating again. My life has made a complete 180 and I am so thankful for everything this program has done for me and my family.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
I participated in 2 Challenge Groups. Most of the time I was on my own because I did not have social media. I feel like the Challenge Groups are great because the other members inspire you to achieve your goals.
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
She was very encouraging and supportive. While I was in the Challenge Groups, she would post useful information pertaining to this lifestyle change.
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 am terrible at eating breakfast. Shakeology served as my breakfast throughout the program. I realized about halfway that I had an intolerance to the regular chocolate Shakeology but I am now on the Vegan Chocolate Shakeology and I love it! It provides a healthy breakfast to start my day!
Tell us about your experience with Beachbody On Demand. If applicable, how has it helped you achieve your goals?
I love Beachbody on Demand! You really have no excuse not to work out now. If you have your cell phone, you can work out. And you can have variety in your workouts too! I’m not a yoga fan so I would find another workout on BOD to replace it on Sunday! I love it!
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†Results vary depending on starting point, goals, and effort.