Jacki Plant lost 24 lbs. in 82 days with various Beachbody fitness programs via Beachbody On Demand, 21 Day Fix EXTREME, and Shakeology. Here’s the story that she shared with the Beachbody Challenge contest.
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Before discovering Beachbody, I had just had my third baby girl in May 2016 and felt run down, with no energy, and just lazy and tired. I felt disgusted with the way I looked after having three kids. I was unhappy every time I went shopping, because I would have to buy extra large clothes, and even some of those didn’t fit. Overall, I was just embarrassed to go out looking the way that I did. I had no confidence in myself.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I saw an ad for a Challenge Group on my Facebook page and decided to see what it was all about. At first I was a little concerned about the price and, to add to that, I had never worked out a day in my life. But I applied for it and told my Coach that I wasn’t able to afford it. So she told me about the Beachbody On Demand free trial, and that’s where it all started. I signed up in August of this year and started picking and choosing different workouts and began doing them every morning. I started seeing results within the first few weeks! I wanted to do this for my kids. I had no energy to run around with them and play with them, and when I started using Beachbody On Demand, I started noticing right away a change in myself and the amount of energy I had throughout the day. That is when I decided to join the Challenge Group in September of 2016 and chose a workout program to stick to and complete.
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 before beginning the program was routine and nutrition. Like I said, I had never worked out a day in my life. So when I started working out every morning, it was tough at first but it got me into a routine. When I joined the Challenge Group, I learned about Shakeology and all the benefits it had to offer. I started drinking that every day after my workout. I was amazed at the amount of energy it gave me and how much I loved it.2 I can honestly say now that I would be lost without it. I never ate breakfast before I started this program, and never took any vitamins or supplements. So Shakeology really helped because it was such an easy and simple way to get that daily dose of nutrition without having to take the time to make breakfast for myself while taking care of my three kids.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
What I loved about 21 Day Fix EXTREME was how easy it was to stick to. The workouts were only 30 minutes each, which made working out in the morning before the kids got up so much easier. I loved that the workouts were different every day of the week so you don’t get bored of the same old stuff and give up. But most of all, I have to say I love the results!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
When I first started, I was just picking and choosing different workouts from Beachbody On Demand and doing it every morning. Doing that for about two months, I went from 139 pounds to 122 pounds. When I actually started my Challenge Group and chose 21 Day Fix EXTREME as my program to stick to, I lost another 7 pounds and could not be happier! I reached my goal weight of 115 pounds and lost inches off my whole body!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
My life has changed so much since I completed my program. I work out every day now, I drink my Shakeology every day, and I am just so much happier. The support, encouragement, and inspiration I received from my Coach helped me change my outlook on life and being fit. She inspired me to go for what I want and to reach my goals. Thanks to my Coach and Beachbody, I will never look back at the way I used to live.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
The Challenge Group played a huge role in helping me reach my goals. The support from all of the women working toward their own fitness goals was amazing. Being able to check in to that group every day, share my workout, and have the accountability was key in sticking to the routine and reaching my goals. My Coach was/is amazing! She was there for me every step of the way, and without her, I would not be where I am today.
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
Like I said in the beginning, I saw her post for a Challenge Group when I first started and decided I couldn’t afford it. Despite that, she encouraged me to sign up for the free trial of Beachbody On Demand and gave me a bunch of other free resources as well. Even though I hadn’t signed up for the Challenge Group yet, she supported me and answered any questions I had. Once I joined the Challenge Group, I was able to watch her inspiring videos and posts every day and got that one-on-one support during my entire journey.
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?
Shakeology is amazing. I started drinking it every day after my workout, and I can honestly say I will be drinking it the rest of my life. Since starting Shakeology, I am happier and have so much more energy. It helped with my digestive system, I get my daily dose of nutrition that I never got before, and it’s delicious!2
Tell us about your experience with Beachbody On Demand. If applicable, how has it helped you achieve your goals?
Beachbody On Demand is how I started my journey, and now I use it every day. I love the convenience of turning on my computer, starting a workout, and not having to stick to the same workout DVD every day. New programs are available all the time so I never get bored of doing the same old thing, which is one of the main reasons I was able to stick to it and reach my goal!
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†Results vary depending on starting point and effort.
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