Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I felt awful about myself. I had no self-confidence and would always try to hide my body behind baggy clothes. I was never very athletic or fit/healthy growing up. My energy was so low, and I felt terrible about my body after having a baby. That’s when I realized that I had to make a change. I would get out of breath very easily, even just doing everyday activities like climbing stairs. Not only was I unhappy with my body, but I also wanted to set a healthy example for my children.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
After my daughter was a year old, I realized that I needed a change so that way I could lead by example. I wanted her to grow up with a positive body image and not face the struggles that I faced. So I did 21 Day Fix, and then I got pregnant again. I’m happy to say I continued to do 21 Day Fix throughout my second pregnancy and stayed extremely healthy.4 After 21 Day Fix, I decided to do PiYo to help tone up my belly. I have since completed Hammer and Chisel, 22 Minute Hard Corps, and ChaLEAN Extreme!
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
Before starting 21 Day Fix, I had no idea what proper nutrition was. I ate fast food or anything from a box or package. It taught me how to choose great foods for my body and to know how to eat the proper portions. As I continued with PiYo, I still stuck to my 21 Day Fix food containers.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
The short workouts and the eating plan from 21 Day Fix are great. I love the yoga- and Pilates-infused moves with PiYo, and Chalene was so encouraging and motivating!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I feel fantastic. I am confident and have never had more energy in my entire life. I was really able to tone up my belly after having two C-sections.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I’m much healthier and happier, and I’ve been able to inspire my friends and family to do the same, which is the best feeling! I feel like I can do anything! I’ve done two 5Ks. I can go on walks without getting tired. I’m even able to do push-ups on my toes now! Beachbody has provided me with the support and proven fitness programs to get me into the best shape of my life. In the past, I’ve always looked for quick solutions, but this is truly a lifestyle change that I’ve been able to stick with and will continue to do for the rest of my life!
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
I led my own Challenge Group when I started and it helped me because I knew I had others looking to me for an example and support. Posting in the group each day helped me to stay on track.
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 had Shakeology for breakfast every day, and it helped keep my food cravings at bay and gave me a ton of energy!2
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†Results vary depending on starting point and effort.
4Always consult with your physician before commencing any fitness program or nutritional product if you are pregnant or postpartum.
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