Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
After I had my son in November 2014, the pregnancy weight didn’t come off!4 I started to gain more rather than lose it! I felt disgusted. I was very uncomfortable, embarrassed, and hated buying XLs! I was depressed. I was disgusted with myself. I needed help!
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I wanted a better life for my son. I did not want him growing up with a mom who couldn’t even lift him or play with him at the park. But also, I needed to start loving myself again. My father just passed away from diabetes, and I knew I had to get healthy ASAP. My Coach posted about the 21 Day Fix, so I ordered 21 Day Fix EXTREME. My Coach held me accountable, and my journey began!
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
Before beginning Beachbody workouts, I always belonged to a gym. However, I couldn’t have a newborn at home and go off to the gym! I found that during nap time, I was able to get in a quick workout in the comfort of my own home. I had belonged to a gym for 11 years, and I’ve never achieved the results I finally see now! Before I began the program, I couldn’t stand looking in the mirror. Loving myself was a huge challenge. Beachbody helped me not only to lose weight, but to regain my confidence, to start loving myself, and to see how much life has to offer. I was alive again!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I liked that I focused in on my nutrition and what I needed to be eating and how much of it. I always thought that I ate healthy, but I was always eating way too much, and half of the things weren’t healthy at all! It taught me a whole new way of living.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I have not only hit my pre-pregnancy weight, but have gotten in the best shape of my life! I achieved all of my health and fitness goals, and am proud to say that for the first time in my life, I have kept the weight off!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I feel much more confident. I never have to worry about looking fat. I love being able to jump right down into plank position to play with my son on the floor and jump right back up to make him laugh. Before, I couldn’t even lift him out of the bathtub! My life has seriously done a complete 180. All of my habits have changed; I eat better, cook differently, and I have a routine that I stick to. I feel like there is now so much more to life that I can focus on than just being overweight and unhappy!
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 feel like I wouldn’t have been able to do it without Shakeology! There was a point after I started where one day I swear my water tasted sweet! Shakeology totally curbed my cravings, and I love what all of the different superfoods each do for my body! I have always fluctuated back and forth with my weight. I have never gotten down to this size, and I believe Shakeology was the missing link!2
Tell us about your experience with Beachbody On Demand. If applicable, how has it helped you achieve your goals?
I use Beachbody On Demand when I can’t wait long enough for my programs to arrive! I also always use it on vacations! I love the On Demand Challenge Du Jour!
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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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