Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I used to overeat every day and binge on junk food after a long day at work. I also hardly ever exercised. I had gained weight steadily over the past few years because of these bad habits. I was ashamed with how I looked in the mirror and clothes never fit me the way I wanted. I had lost self-love for myself and all confidence with the way I looked.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I’ve always said I will look my best at 25 years old. So when I hit 24 I knew I needed to do something to get my body back in shape and lose the weight I had gained over the past few years. People around me that ate healthy and looked fit inspired me. I wanted to look like them and feel good again. I knew that if I made the effort to eat healthy and exercise that I could do it in a year.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
Staying committed to any type of program had always been a challenge for me. But because of the motivation, support, and accountability that I received from my Beachbody Coach, and people within the Challenge Groups online, I was able to stay on track.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
To reach my goal I did a few different programs — 21 Day Fix, The Master’s Hammer and Chisel, 21 Day Fix EXTREME, and INSANITY MAX:30— which all incorporated a mixture of weight lifting/strength training and cardio. I really liked this because you get the advantages of both types of exercise.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I have lost 53 pounds and upwards of 45 inches off my body. I am now strong enough to do push-ups, many bodyweight moves, and my heart is strong enough to endure intense cardio. But I am most proud that I am healthier, stronger, and happier than I have ever been in my entire life.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I have regained confidence in myself and I have learned to love myself again, both on the inside and outside. I am a more social person now because I have nothing to be ashamed about. I also have learned how to cook better from all the great recipes in the programs. Overall I feel like I have become the best version of myself. I am so thankful to my Coach and to Beachbody.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
The Challenge Groups helped me reach my goals because I had people that understood what I was going through because they were on the same journey as me. We motivated and kept each other accountable everyday by checking in with each other and posting picture after our workouts and meals.
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
My Beachbody Coach was truly amazing throughout my whole journey; she kept me motivated every day by checking in with me to see how I was doing on my progress. She also provided me with helpful tips for food prepping and new recipes. The feeling of knowing that you have somebody there by your side who understands what you’re going through is the best part of having a Coach.
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 really helped me because it is an easy way to get a balanced healthy meal in. I really like how I feel after drinking Shakeology, I have a lot more energy, my digestion is normal and I have a lot less bloating.2
Tell us about your experience with Beachbody On Demand. If applicable, how has it helped you achieve your goals?
I love Beachbody On Demand because I can stream in wherever I am. So when I was out of town I was still able to get my workout in and not miss a workout.
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†Results vary depending on starting point and effort.
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