Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
It was clearly no secret that I had been struggling with my weight and neglecting my health for the past several years. It’s quite awful what that can do to you physically and mentally. It completely tore me down. I felt depressed and miserable. I truly lacked all confidence in myself and I was really just a hot freakin’ mess! I was living in my own little comfort zone… not giving a crap what I ate or how much! It started to negatively affect the way I felt about myself when I looked into the mirror. I became so self-conscious and had anxiety about going to social events. I hated that I had to constantly pull my pants up over my gut. It also physically took a toll on my body. I would struggle to get out of bed in the mornings due to back pain and easily got winded walking up a flight of stairs. Not to mention, it was difficult trying to keep up with my two toddlers. I was tired all of the time and I reached the point where I was over feeling sorry for myself and done making excuses!
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I turned 30 last year and I decided I absolutely needed a complete lifestyle change… for me and for my family! I was just tired of being unhappy, unhealthy, and not living a fulfilling life. I knew I had to start taking care of myself and making myself a priority so I could be a better wife and mommy to our two greatest blessings who deserve the best version of me possible! Being a stay-at-home mom, I really wanted something that I could do from home. I wanted a program that would take out all of the guess work– I needed guidance with nutrition and scheduled workouts, so I knew exactly what to expect each day. I had seen Beachbody programs and transformation stories on social media and quickly became interested. I really felt like 21 Day Fix would be the key to help me get started and turn my life around. I reached out to my Coach who recommended 21 Day Fix for me paired with Shakeology and invited me to her challenge group for accountability. I eagerly joined and I never looked back!
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
I wondered if I could realistically stick with the 21 Day Fix nutrition plan and portion control system since I was somewhat of a picky eater, overate at every meal and was a sugar addict. I previously drank loads of pop, sweet tea, and very little water. I paid no attention to how much of each food group I was eating daily. Also, I had not exercised regularly in years, so I feared not being able to complete the workouts and skipping them. However, after joining a Challenge Group, I knew there were others that were holding me accountable and I not only didn’t want to let myself down, but I didn’t want to let them down either. I tried so many different foods that I now enjoy and eat according to my allotted portions! I have not had pop or sweet tea at all since starting my journey! I only drink water now. I workout every single day and have always added the extra scheduled workouts on the programs. Beachbody has motivated me to see all of the positive possibilities in my fitness journey!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I liked that I did not have to really put much thought into it. I was guided every step of the way! It was super easy to follow and I could do every single bit of it from the comfort of my home. I absolutely love the meal plan and have never felt deprived! I think the portion control containers are spot on and allow my body to be fueled properly! The calorie calculations are fantastic! I feel like the workouts have really helped me build up strength and endurance! I like that there is a modifier and I enjoy pushing myself to be better every day!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I have achieved such amazing results! I have lost 82 pounds and almost 80 inches in less than 9 months! Not only that, but I have went from a dress size 22 to a size 10! I am basically the same size I was in high school! I am proud that I have completed 7 rounds of 21 Day Fix, 2 rounds of 21 Day Fix EXTREME, and I have almost finished 2 rounds of Country Heat! I look forward to eating healthy, drinking water and Shakeology, and working out every single day!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
My life has completely changed! Even though I have not reached my final goal just yet, I am so much more happy, healthy, and confident than I really ever imagined I could be! I have more energy and no physical pain! I’m not afraid to go to social events anymore, I actually enjoy them! I get excited to go clothes shopping now because I can fit into regular sizes. I remember dreaming and wishing to be where I am right now in my health and fitness journey and actually doubted I would get here. It hasn’t been easy, but it’s been extremely worth it! I’m so freakin’ glad I committed… I even had enough courage to become a Beachbody Coach myself so I can help others feel the same empowerment that I do!
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
It helped me tremendously! Forcing myself to participate in Challenge Groups, led me to keep fighting for results! I loved the accountability and support from others who knew exactly what I was going through. I knew that I needed to be on my “A-game” if I wanted to be successful! I didn’t want to let myself down and I didn’t want to let my fellow supporters down. It felt like a team and although we each had our own goals, we still had each other to help us get there! The daily challenge tasks kept me focused. Checking in every single day kept me accountable and highly unlikely to slip up on my nutrition or my workouts!
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
Holly has been absolutely incredible! There are so many wonderful things to say about this woman! She has always been kind and positive. The help she has given me truly brings tears to my eyes. She was never pushy and always cared about my goals and interests. Holly provided me with daily motivation and encouragement. She always makes me feel good about myself. She graciously responds in a timely manner when I have questions and has been the epitome of support. She works hard and I am so grateful for everything she has done for me!
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?
Shakeology has really helped me to restore my overall health! I believe it has subsided junk food cravings and boosted energy, in turn, allowing me to stick with my nutrition plan and workout schedule. I can prepare it quickly and know that I am getting vital nutrients my body needs to operate at it’s best. Shakeology feels like a daily cheat meal because it tastes so good! Plus, as an added bonus, it aids in mental clarity and digestion!2
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†Results vary depending on starting point, goals, and effort.
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