Sharon Drohan, age 44, lost 43 lbs with Slim in 6, P90X, Country Heat, CORE DE FORCE, Shakeology, and the Beachbody Performance supplements. She entered her results into The Beachbody Challenge® and won $1,000!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Almost 5 years ago, when I was 39 years old, I had my son. He was born 11 weeks premature and weighed just 1lb 11oz. After 2 months in the NICU, he came home. The following year was a struggle. Having a preemie comes with a lot of stress. At 18 months old, he was diagnosed with autism. This led to sadness, anxiety, stress, and a lot of emotional eating and drinking. I was a photographer and needed to be home with my son and take him to hours of therapy a day. I didn’t get out of the house much and wore old men’s sweatpants and big t-shirts. I felt depressed about everything and tired. So tired. I didn’t recognize my own body or my mind. I was a completely different person. I gained 70lbs in the 5 years between becoming pregnant with my son and March of 2016. I was lost. And after my sons 4th birthday in March, I decided I was out of control and needed to find myself again. I need to be healthy in body and mind for my family.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
My son was my big reason. He’s not able to talk yet. Being a more mature mommy, I became terrified that I wouldn’t be around when he would need me so much. If I continued the path I was on, I’d very likely end up sick (in body and mind). I’ve always been a huge fan of Beachbody. I bought Slim in 6 off the infomercial in 2003. My husband and I both did P90X to get fit for our wedding in 2010. So when I made the decision to take control of my health again, I returned to my pal Debbie Seibers and Slim in 6. After that I became a Coach and went back to my soulmate program, P90X. After that, Country Heat was released and I fell in love! It’s kind of a tie now which I prefer…Country Heat or P90X. Lol! Then, CORE DE FORCE was released and I committed to the program and meal plan completely (along with our team!). And here we are now! Over 40 pounds lost and over halfway to my goal.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
My greatest challenge was (and still is) sharing my mind with anything but my son. Focusing on myself and making that a top priority is often difficult. Pushing past the bad days and finding positivity when things seem sad and frustrating. Reigning in my emotional eating and drinking was easier than I thought once I really committed. The Portion Fix plan helped immensely. And then actually staying committed, pushing play every day… I was afraid I would flake and quit as I had in past attempts to change. But I’ve not quit and I will never EVER quit. Beachbody and Shakeology (and Energize… woohoo!) has changed my life forever. I’m so grateful.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
Slim in 6 is the perfect program for someone just starting out. I recommend it to everyone. Debbie is so encouraging and says all the right things. The moves are simple yet challenging. Not so much that you get frustrated and quit, but enough to build serious stamina and strength. P90X– Perfection. “The Mother”. I adore it. It’s the best. I honestly think it’s the most fantastic, all around workout. I love Tony. I love the workouts. Even when they’re so hard, I never wanted to quit. Ever. Country Heat – My favorite workout to actually do. I love love love dancing and with this workout I never have an excuse to not push play. It has everything going for it… 30 minutes, fun, easy to follow, calorie burner, core and leg shredder. So grateful this workout exists. CORE DE FORCE – I have a love/hate relationship with CDF. I love the strength I’ve gained in upper body and core. And my endurance as well. Overall, thumbs up!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
Since starting this journey in late March, I’ve lost 43 pounds and I’m starting to shop from my closet! Fun!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I’m feeling happy, proud, and like I finally recognize myself again. I have more patience and handle stress so much better. I’m in control. That’s the biggest thing I think. I felt so terribly out of control before. Now I’m strong and confident in my ability to stick with this lifestyle. When you have such a huge mountain to climb, it feels impossible. But I’m proving to myself every day how possible it is.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
I actually became a Coach immediately upon signing up and was involved in Challenge Groups from day one. It’s been a key part of my success. My first group I was just a participant, but by the next month, I had a handful of people who trusted me to coach them! And each month since I’ve been helping others and they’ve been helping me stay accountable. Through all the ups and downs. Love it.
How did a Beachbody Supplement or 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, digestion/regularity?
I’m pretty sure there aren’t enough characters to describe my love for Shakeology. It’s something I can’t imagine a day without. My digestion improved greatly as well as my energy. Energize is essential as well. Can’t say enough good things.2
Tell us about your experience with Beachbody On Demand. If applicable, how has it helped you achieve your goals?
Beachbody On Demand is the most genius thing ever. I love love love it! It allowed my husband and I both to crush our goals on summer vacation. The variety, being able to test new programs before unlocking… Fantastic. Seriously the best. And the price can’t be beat. For what you get it’s just amazing.
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†Results vary depending on starting point, goals, and effort.
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