Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Life before I found Beachbody was miserable. I was overweight, had no energy, hated to look at myself in the mirror, and never liked going out in public or having get-togethers. I was medicated for depression and anxiety and just overall very unhappy. After having my first daughter, I struggled to get the weight off and it didn’t seem to matter how hard I tried; I was always doing something wrong or I would give up and all my weight would come back.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I have been using Beachbody products for almost three years, but what inspired me to begin my journey was struggling with my weight for five years after my first child. I was just finally tired of feeling sick and tired. I was off my meds but I still wasn’t happy, had no energy, and I was tired of always putting on a fake smile so no one would see the sadness underneath. I didn’t know who I was when I looked in the mirror anymore and truly just wanted to find myself again and be able to look in that mirror and see a happy and confident woman. After trying many diets and going through many gym memberships, I finally found a Beachbody program and my life was forever changed.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
My biggest challenge was that just after I was finally starting to figure out how to get the weight off and changing my relationship with food, I got pregnant again with my second daughter. If it wasn’t for Beachbody, I would have never stayed as healthy and active as I did throughout my pregnancy. But unfortunately, I did let myself go more than I had wanted, and after having my baby, I was very unhappy with what I saw in the mirror once again. Thanks to Beachbody programs I was able to lose all the baby weight plus some and completely change my relationship with food. Nutrition was always my biggest challenge next to self-doubt, but I have been able to overcome both!4
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I started my journey back to me after baby number two with 21 Day Fix, then moved on to 21 Day Fix EXTREME. I alternated those two programs for a while, then chose CIZE. I then went on to do two rounds of Hammer and Chisel! The particular thing I liked most about these programs was the container system and the meal plan. They made it so simple to change my eating habits and learn to feed my body properly. I used another round of 21 Day Fix EXTREME for the last few weeks of prep for the Beachbody Classic and was more than impressed with my results with using the Countdown To Competition Plan.4
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
Thanks to Beachbody programs and Shakeology, I am now in the absolute best shape and health I have ever been in my life. I was never this fit or toned even back in high school. The results for me were slow, and I had many ups and downs. But thanks to all the support of my Challenge Groups, I was able to keep myself pushing forward and never gave up on myself. I never in my life imagined I would look the way I do now, let alone get up on stage in front of thousands of people in a tiny bikini! But I am not done; I am going to continue to push myself to new limits and come back and try the Classic again!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
My life has changed in many ways. I am more physically fit, I have more energy, and I feel better in my own skin. I am a more all-around happier and easier person to be around. I feel like I can accomplish anything, and I am going to continue to use Beachbody programs and Shakeology. I am a whole new person inside and out and never want to go back to the sad, unhappy person I was before. I have so much more life to my smile. I am a better mom to my kids and better wife to my husband. I am pursuing my passion of helping others, and just could not be more thankful for finding this company!
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
The Challenge Group helped me because it kept me motivated and made me feel like I wasn’t on this journey alone. The group kept me accountable with the daily check-ins and daily encouragements from everyone else in the group. If it was not for my Challenge Groups, I would have never made it as far as I have!
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
My Coach supported me in every way I can think of. She is the one who told me if I truly wanted to lose the weight and was willing to put in the effort, it would come off. She answered all my questions without hesitation. She gave me advice and encouragement. She was truly an inspiration to me and my biggest support system, and she still is.
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 was the best thing that I could have ever implemented into my journey to health and fitness. It has changed my life in ways I believe nothing else could. I have way more energy and improved digestion, I sleep better, I’m almost never in a bad mood anymore, and I have this overall sense of well-being that is just amazing. I recommend this stuff to anyone and everyone. I don’t think I will ever stop drinking this amazing, nutritional shake.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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