Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Kind of a rollercoaster. I have been in shape and then fallen off the wagon, so to say. I have a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education, worked out with the former Mr. RI, completed a marathon, and was generally pretty active. However, like many people, my life got busy, or so I thought! I had a family and kids, then retired from law enforcement, and began operating a couple of small businesses. One in rental real estate and the other in the solar industry. While putting so much focus on the businesses, I put no time into my personal health. Always on the run (driving) to appointments, it was fast food or eating out with clients and ordering the worst possible thing on the menu. My weight climbed to the highest in my life, and I could feel it. I was tired and didn’t like it.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
A couple of things. First was on Father’s Day this year when my daughters had a shirt made for me. The shirt was a large and didn’t fit very well. They were upset that they got the wrong size shirt. They said my belly was too big for the shirt, and they were right. The second was watching an old friend from high school posting her workouts and progress on her Facebook page. That friend, Christi Popovich, is now my Upline sponsor!
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
Consistency, and sticking with the program. I had used P90X (a friend gave me the DVDs) in the past, and it has always been my go-to program over the last five or so years when I have decided to do some sort of exercise. However, I never plugged into Shakeology, the nutritional aspect, or the support. I didn’t even know there was a support system until a couple of years ago when I was introduced to network marketing. I saw the opportunity and loved the idea of a challenge. I knew it was time for a change and went all in with the Challenge Pack. I really liked Tony Horton as a trainer (never realized he is from my hometown of Westerly, RI) so 22 Minute Hard Corps was really a no-brainer. Short workouts (to save on time) and plugging into the nutrition and support of the Beachbody community. Now I just can’t figure out why I never started this long ago!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
Quick and challenging with super fast results; what more can you ask for?
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
22 pounds down and bye bye, belly. That shirt fits much better now!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I feel great and want to share this with everyone. We all struggle with so many different challenges in life, but the Beachbody programs help you help yourself become a better person!
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
Our group used the My Challenge Tracker for constant support and encouragement. I loved seeing all the other people’s posts, chatting about their workout struggles and successes!
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
She has been great. Calls, text, guidance, and motivation!
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?
I believe Shakeology has played a major role in my transformation. One thing for sure, I was a daily one to two cups of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee drinker (with an occasional muffin). Since I started in August, I have only had three cups of coffee and one muffin, without any withdrawals. No cravings at all.2
Tell us about your experience with Beachbody On Demand. If applicable, how has it helped you achieve your goals?
This has been a great experience, which I look forward to sharing. It has really helped me get on track to the one thing I have always wanted to do: help people help themselves. I realize now I had to help myself first. Beachbody is a great vehicle on the road to self-improvement and empowerment!
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†Results vary depending on starting point and effort.
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