Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I was not happy with the way I looked. I lacked confidence to go out in public. Most of the clothes I owned did not fit properly. Simple tasks caused me to be winded. I lacked the motivation to do anything but sit on the couch and watch TV.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
In 2009, I finished P90X and was at my lowest weight at 210. Due to an injury playing softball and family issues, I gained a lot of weight. I did not realize that I had gained so much weight. It’s funny how your mind plays tricks on you. When I viewed myself in the mirror, I saw a fit person. This past year I volunteered to work for a charity event for my company. My picture was in the company newsletter. When I saw the picture of myself, I was disgusted. I kept saying, “That can’t be me.” I was a fit person most of my life. The other reason I started was health concerns. My yearly physical with my doctor did not go well. I was concerned about my blood pressure and was borderline diabetic. I had to have a stress test on my heart. I had been experiencing chest pains and shortness of breath. My doctor recommended to start exercising three days a week and eat healthier, or I would be in danger of a lot of health issues.3
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
The biggest challenge was nutrition. I hated dieting before. I found that most meals were boring and bland. With the help of Beachbody meal plans and my Coach Larry Shelton, I found tasty meals.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I actually bought P90X3 first and struggled on the first day. I looked on the Beachbody site, found the P90 system, and decided to buy this program. P90 is designed for beginners. Tony Horton does a great job of motivating and telling you to “just do your best and forget the rest.” That quote has stuck with me. The workouts start out around 20–30 minutes, and each month the program steps up the game. I like how it alternates between cardio and strength training. It is a beginner program but it is challenging in a good way. It has a great ab program that I still use frequently.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
One of the biggest achievements is weight loss. I lost a total of 32 pounds. This program helped to get me ripped. I am starting to see my six-pack. I didn’t think at my age I would be able to have a six-pack.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I am more active. I have started to train for a half-marathon. I am experiencing more confidence. I am able to keep up with my four-year-old. Clothes that have not fit in awhile now fit. My health has drastically improved. No more symptoms of heartburn, my joints don’t ache, and I’m no longer concerned about my blood pressure.
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
My Coach Larry/Lindsey Shelton inspired, motivated, and gave me the knowledge I needed. He was able to point me in the right direction on caloric intake and macros. He passed on recipes, motivation, and support. He showed me how to make this a lifestyle change and not just a fad diet and workout.
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 am a true believer in the Beachbody supplements. First, Shakeology helps me get my superfoods and antioxidants. It also helps my sweet tooth cravings. The Chocolate Shakeology with vanilla almond milk tastes like a chocolate milkshake. Second, I use the Beachbody Creatine and Energize pre-workout. These supplements have helped give me better intensity during workouts. Since using Beachbody Recover after workouts, I experience less soreness and am able to prepare for the next day’s workout. The Chocolate flavor tastes great.2
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†Results vary depending on starting point and effort.
3Always consult with your physician about your unique medical needs before starting any fitness program or nutrition product.
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