Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I didn’t feel bad about my body before starting this program, mainly because I didn’t notice it. It’s one of those things that slowly creeps up on you and you don’t realize it. It’s when you look back at pictures and then look down at your beer gut and wonder what happened.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I decided to do something about my weight gain after going to the doctor for my yearly physical. I was given four months to diet and exercise, or I would be put on medication. I had never struggled with weight until I quit smoking five years ago. After that, the weight came on. I went from eating whatever I wanted and still maintaining 165 pounds to eating horribly and weighing 225 pounds. I decided that I was going to put my health first. I decided that I wasn’t going to huff and puff while carrying my kids and their stuff across the beach.
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 faced was doubt. “Can I do this?” I watched more YouTube videos than I can count — with each one wondering if I was going to be able to complete the program. I went into this program with the mantra of, “Keep pressing play.”
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
What I liked most about P90X was the variety. I’m not saying that I liked all the exercises, but I liked the change. Yoga was challenging.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I lost 20 pounds while doing this program and got in great cardiovascular shape.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
My life has changed in that I look at what I’m going to eat a lot more carefully. I don’t need an alarm clock anymore. I just naturally wake up at 4:30 AM and can’t wait to get downstairs and start working out. I can carry all of my family’s gear down the beach 200 yards and not be out of breath!
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†Results vary depending on starting point and effort.