Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
When I first started, I was three months postpartum from having my son.4 I was miserable, had no energy, and hated not being able to wear cute clothes!
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
Knowing that I had a new baby, I needed and wanted to make a change because I want to be there for him during his entire life. I don’t want to be the kind of mom who has to watch from a distance. Plus, I wanted to be able to go out in public with my husband and wear cute clothes again!
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
I would start programs and never finish them. I tried anything and everything — all the fad diets — but nothing worked. My Coach came into my life at the right time and helped me get into an accountability group. The Challenge Groups helped me big time, because they made me want to eat better and want to work out. The extra support was what was missing in my life. Ever since getting healthy, my husband has started working out more too, and together we make sure we eat much healthier than ever before. We both want to be positive role models for our son.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
After having a C-section, I needed something that was going to be low impact and would help me ease into working out again.3 I loved the results PiYo gave me and my increased flexibility, and it helped me to really slim down. After PiYo, I did Hammer and Chisel and was able to really tone up my muscles and get more definition, which I love.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I’m so proud of the fact that I stuck with it. In no way was it easy, but being able to fit into clothes that are smaller than my pre-pregnancy size is a great feeling.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I actually look forward to getting my workout done. I get excited about other programs, and I can’t wait to give those a try too. Plus, can’t go wrong with starting the morning off right with Shakeology!
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
It held me accountable to make sure my workouts were done and eating was on point. The support from the group was amazing, because the others in the Challenge Groups were always there to encourage one another. They also made it easier for me to make smart food decisions, because I would feel so guilty if I didn’t eat the best or miss a workout. They really kept me on track to reaching my goals.
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
Jen is the best ever! She was always there if I needed extra support or guidance. I was able to really connect with her and because of that, I was able to really open up and express concerns or issues I was having. She always had great advice.
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?
My energy is much higher, skin is clear, digestion is most definitely regular, and mood is happy (around 99 percent of the time!).2
Tell us about your experience with Beachbody On Demand. If applicable, how has it helped you achieve your goals?
I didn’t start using BOD until recently and oh my gosh, I love it! FIXATE is my favorite show since it gives such good ideas. I am also using BOD to do workouts now while I wait for CORE DE FORCE to come out!
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†Results vary depending on starting point and effort.
4Always consult with your physician before commencing any fitness program or nutritional product if you are pregnant or postpartum.
3Always consult with your physician about your unique medical needs before starting any fitness program or nutrition product.
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