Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I have always been the “chubby” one in my family, but when I was pregnant with my son I gained 70 lbs. It was a rough pregnancy and resulted in him being born early. I had trouble losing the weight, nothing I did seemed to work ,and if it did it came back twofold.4 I was always smiling on the outside but depressed on the inside. I was diagnosed in 2013 with PCOS and PKD (polycystic kidney disease).3 The more I gained the more stress that was added to my kidneys. I was passing a stone or more a month. I missed out on so many social activities because I was depressed and embarrassed about my size.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
May 10th we celebrated my son’s 3rd birthday as well as Mother’s Day by going to ride go-karts. My weight has been holding me back but it never hit me until they had to get a belt extender just so I could buckle my seatbelt. I was so embarrassed and ashamed I had to hold back the tears. On the way home my husband showed me the pictures he took, and seeing how unhappy I looked was the last straw! That night I sat down and wrote out my plan, the new me new beginnings plan. I started my love affair with Hip Hop Abs and haven’t looked back.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
Hip Hop Abs is a great workout, and it’s so much fun. I look forward to my workouts. My son now dances along with me, and it’s become “our special dance time”. I have completed many rounds, but it’s still challenging enough that I’m still seeing results and not bored! I know the moves by heart and still catch myself Tilt, Tighten, and Tucking as I cook dinner.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I have lost 85 lbs.! I have so much energy that I can wear my 4-year-old out. I am wearing clothes with confidence, and for the first time in a really long time I am smiling on the inside and outside! I never turn down a social event. I haven’t had kidney stones or migraines since I started. I actually live my life now. I took my son to an amusement park and didn’t even question if I could fit in all the rides. Not only did I fit but I was able to ride kiddie rides as well.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I am so much healthier than I was last year. It’s amazing how much better life feels when you are healthy and confident! I have a new life. My weight-loss journey isn’t over, but I’m motivated to keep going even after it is. Hip Hop Abs has given me my energy and confidence back! I am so active all day that I sleep with no problems and all night, waking with full energy ready to go again!
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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.
3Always consult with your physician about your unique medical needs before starting any fitness program or nutrition product.