Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Before I started the program, my eating habits were out of control and I was disgusted by my body. I love being fashionable, but I hated shopping because I was constantly checking to see if clothes showed my stomach or my back fat. I have three kids, and I thought, “What kind of an example of healthy living and self-love am I setting for them?”
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I met my friend and Coach, Christina Phillips, through her Facebook business page. I immediately felt a connection to her, and I loved how fun her posts were and how she encouraged me to love myself! Shortly after I liked her page, she invited me to do a clean eating challenge, and I thought why not? After the clean eating challenge, she asked me to do a 21 Day Fix Challenge Group. I had already seen results from just cleaning up my diet for a week, and I thought this might be what finally gets me back in shape.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
I was a consistent over-eater and emotional eater. I overate at meals, then I would feel guilty and disappointed in myself, and would eat more to drown my feelings! It was a horrible rollercoaster that I couldn’t seem to get control of. The nutrition guide and color-coded containers really helped me! I had never seen a proper portion before! Also, I was surprised by the fact that I wasn’t really hungry when I fueled my body with the right amounts of the right kind of foods and spaced it out throughout the day!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I liked that I wasn’t having to weigh my food or count calories, and I liked that the workouts were planned out for me. There was no guessing or trying to figure out what exercises I should do to get the results I wanted!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I have lost 36 pounds and so many inches, but I am most proud of how strong I feel! I forgot how good it feels to know that your body can do hard things. That’s what I want my kids to see when they look at me, not a skinny mom, but a strong, healthy mom!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
Beachbody has truly changed my life! I no longer ride the guilt rollercoaster, and I have learned to love myself and enjoy the journey. I finally feel comfortable in my own skin.
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 was skeptical of doing the Shakeology shakes at first. But once I started, I was hooked. I love them so much that now I crave them in the afternoon, instead of junk food! They are fast and easy for my grab-and-go breakfast, and I could tell a huge difference in my digestion and regularity.2
Tell us about your experience with Beachbody On Demand. If applicable, how has it helped you achieve your goals?
It took me about three months into my journey before I finally tried Beachbody On Demand. Since then, I hardly ever use my DVDs anymore. I have used it to try out some of the other fitness programs to find ones that fit my personality. I love using it to do the Country Heat and the 21 Day Fix EXTREME workouts. Those two programs have helped me to break through a plateau to meet my weight-loss and toning goals!
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†Results vary depending on starting point and effort.
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