Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Life before I started just felt like too much. I was unhappy with where I was at and the way I was looking. I felt depressed. I avoided seeing people that knew me from before I gained all the weight, because I was so embarrassed. I was tired all the time and had no motivation to do anything.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I was inspired when I hit a rock-bottom moment involving the way I looked. I looked at myself and was so unhappy with what I saw that I just started crying.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
The greatest challenge before starting was my bad mood. I always looked at things in a negative manner, and my relationships were negative. Starting a completely new lifestyle changed my outlook on a lot of things. I am now a lot more confident and outgoing. I am happier every day thanks to the workout-induced endorphins and feeling that I am in control of my body and mind. Getting fantastic support from my Coach and surrounding myself with like-minded, strong people with a drive to become a better version of themselves made all the difference.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I tried different programs as I purchased them or they became available on Beachbody On Demand. These included a few Body Beast workouts, CIZE, MAX:30, etc. I have since completed FOCUS T25 multiple times, along with T25 Beta and Gamma. But the most recent spike in results/fine-tuning happened when the 21 Day Fix came out and I started incorporating the meal plan on a daily basis. I finished a full round of 21 Day Fix, 3-Day Refresh, Hammer and Chisel, and am currently doing CORE DE FORCE, which has proven itself to be my new soulmate workout! (Only second to T25, of course). I like Autumn’s training style. I find it engaging and motivating. Being extremely busy, it was fantastic because some workouts are so short. Even with a hectic schedule, I could fit in a 25-minute workout somehow.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I am proud of everything that I have changed in the past few weeks and month. I lost a lot of weight and became a new, positive person. I got not only my pre-pregnancy weight back but my high school weight.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I am so much happier and more confident. I know I can take charge of things, including the way I feel and look. My marriage is happier because I am happier, and people smile at me because I smile at them.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
The group was a big factor in staying motivated and gaining momentum. Checking in daily with a group of people on the same mission as me kept me accountable and the daily mini-challenges were a lot of fun.
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
She has been my biggest support. She was there from day one, making sure to support me in getting where I need to be. We are still talking regularly, motivating each other to stay strong and keep moving forward.
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 started with only Shakeology and dropped six pounds in only one week. These six pounds were the first step and what got me motivated to really produce a change. I thought, if just drinking this makes me drop six pounds, what would happen if I also ate better? After I ate better for another week and more pounds came off, I thought about what would happen if I were to start working out as well. Shakeology helped curb my junk-food and chocolate cravings, and because it kept me full, my normal portion sizes were getting smaller as well. I felt energetic and my skin was starting to shine.2
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†Results vary depending on starting point and effort.
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