Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Busy. Always busy. I am self-employed so my activity was always work-related — mostly office. I was working long hours, sometimes seven days a week. My eating was inconsistent, and I loved going out so I could get out of the office. When I was at home, I got some things done, but mostly all I wanted to do was relax, watch TV, etc.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
You know when it is time and it has to be you; no one else can tell you. My clothes were not fitting, again! I wasn’t able to climb a flight of stairs to go to my own bedroom without being exhausted. I was sore (my back, knees, and ankles). I was always tired. I saw relatives of mine doing great things with Beachbody, and I thought I could do it too.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
Activity was my downfall, or rather a lack of it. I needed a simple activity program that I could follow. As far as eating, I always ate fairly well but portion control was the problem. Also by eating out or fast food a lot, I didn’t know what I was always eating and again, portion control. I am addicted to my new lifestyle. I can’t wait to exercise, I dislike junk food, and I want to achieve more and help others on their journey to a better lifestyle.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
With 21 Day Fix, the biggest thing for me were the damn little colorful containers. I cursed them at first. But once on them for a while, and with improved food prep, they must be one of the best inventions. Thank you, Autumn! The containers made it so easy to “count” my food. I have been through too many other diets — weighing my food, counting calories, etc. This system can’t be beat!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
Over six inches in my waist so far, and everything is fitting better! It is such a confidence boost when people notice your progress and compliment you. But the biggest thing for me is the stamina. I am not afraid of getting out, not afraid of stairs, and not afraid of any activity. Our family walks can be over an hour now and I want to keep going, knowing that I am only bettering myself and encouraging them at the same time.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
Completing? Not yet. I have a long ways to go. This might only be 50 percent of my goal, maybe even only 30 percent. There is no limitation to what I am going to achieve on this program. I’m starting another one this afternoon! Life has only changed for the better. More active, more confidence, and even more fun (and I was always fun). It has given me a new direction for my life and taught me that I can be active for ME. Its not all about my business anymore. Me and my family are first now!
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
The support and feedback from these groups is enormous for me. Freely posting on these groups has helped me open up about my journey and to get more than just weight off my chest! Accountability is the key once you have been told that you are inspiring others to succeed in their journey. My first real Challenge Group was the Beachbody Health Bet. It was super fun, and I have joined a few other groups since because of the positive experience I got from it.
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
Amanda was there when I needed her. She continues to follow my progress through all the rounds so far. She was genuinely interested and very encouraging.
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 satisfied my need (or rather a reward) for a dessert. Also, by using Shakeology during the day for a quick meal fix if I was on the road, it allowed me to steer clear of the dreaded drive-thrus.2
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†Results vary depending on starting point and effort.
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