Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I was a newlywed who, during my engagement, put on about 35–40 pounds. I could barely walk up the stairs without getting winded.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I had a concussion and didn’t want to gain any more weight. During my engagement, I had to buy three different-sized wedding dresses because my weight kept going up.
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 keeping up doing regular chores. I’d always get winded. I never had enough energy to do everything that needed to get done. Beachbody provided a simple nutrition plan and Shakeology to help me shed inches off my waist and hips. I can fit into a size 10 after being, and having a muffin top in, a size 14.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I loved that it was military style — I am a former Army and Marine Corps veteran. Also, it was easy and fast even to include Cold Start in the mornings, which helped me manage my time.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
My results are that I lost over 32 inches all over my body! It’s not all about the numbers though, because I am most proud of the fact that I feel and look healthier.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I have more energy to do just about anything. I just finished my first 5K and sprinted the last 100 yards. I also have a new outstanding lease on life. I cannot wait to have a fit pregnancy within the next year or so. I look forward to chasing after a little one and being able to still complete chores around the house.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
Being in a Challenge Group online made me want to post pics every day to challenge myself. I knew if I showed the world my horrible side, it would be out there. I shamed myself — well what I thought was shaming — in order to want to make the change, and I did it!
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
I met her near the end but she gave me advice and confidence through that period more than anyone else had. She used her resources, even though she was in Canada and I was in the US, to help me get the answers I needed. She also encouraged me to Coach others, so I became a Coach and had 2 Success Points in the first week of signing. She motivated me to get my husband on the same program, and now he is experiencing some similar results.
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 helped me get regular, as weird and gross as that sounds. It also helped, from what my husband says, to get an all-over glow in my skin. It almost instantly helped me lose weight, gain more energy, and satisfy cravings for fast food. I used to not be able to pass some places without wanting something. Now, I drive by, look, and feel full and satisfied.2
Did you achieve any other measurable improvements with a Beachbody supplement, nutritional product, or program (e.g. blood pressure, blood sugar, triglycerides, etc.)?
Using Shakeology at night helped me gain results I wanted by helping me recover during the night. I no longer wanted a middle-of-the-night snack. I was also able to sleep better and get a deeper sleep. I saw, and still see, better sleep patterns on my app that tracks those measurements.2
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†Results vary depending on starting point and effort.
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