Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I am a forty-something mother of two. I have a Bachelor of Architecture and have been working in that field for 20 years. I started this journey with Beachbody to get healthier and be a better example for my family. Before I started my first challenge, I was feeling sluggish and depressed. I had only 1 pair of pants that buttoned up (barely) and did not want to go shopping for the next size up, again. One of my young boys is almost 20 lbs. overweight and I want to encourage good, clean eating habits before it is too late. I was pre-diabetic and labeled “obese” by my physician. I had a herniated disc in my back which took 3 months of physical therapy to remedy. I needed a change and that is when I found my Coach and started my journey.3
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
About a year ago, I woke up to excruciating back pain and when I tried to get out of bed, I could not walk. I had a herniated disc in my lower back and with physical therapy, I improved over time.3 I know the excess weight was taking a toll on my health and I do not ever want to go through that pain again. In a short amount of time, I have seen real results and decided to become a Coach because I know it will help me with my own journey and hold me accountable to those goals. I knew becoming a Coach would help me get to my ultimate goal of losing 80 lbs. in 10 months and I did it! Along the way, I have also helped and encouraged others to get healthier too and I find that so rewarding.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
Definitely my biggest challenge was skipping meals. I was so busy at work that I did not have time to eat sometimes. I would also skip breakfast. Fast forward to 5:30 pm when I would get home and eat everything within reach, good or bad. I learned with my Coach and this program that preparation is key. Now, I have healthy snacks I keep at work and have a small snack every few hours. It has helped me tremendously. My other big challenge was really just me. I would put “can’t” in my vocabulary way too often. Once my mindset changed and I took can’t out of rotation, the magic happened. Once I believed I could do it, I became unstoppable!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I first did 10 rounds of the 21 Day Fix because I was so out of shape. I stuck to it and followed the modifications with Kat and slowly, over time I was able to move on to the regular exercises. With 21 Day Fix, I lost my first 68 lbs. Then in November I started CORE DE FORCE because I wanted to change things up and really target my core. I had to again modify for a few weeks but I noticed a great deal of improvement in my strength and agility in the first 30 days. CORE DE FORCE helped me lose the other 12 lbs. I needed to reach my end of year goal-80 lbs.! That program has done so much more than helped me shed weight. It has helped me gain physical and emotional strength I did not know I had. I am in love with CORE DE FORCE and already completed my 4th round.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I am proud to first of all, taking the initiative to start. Starting is sometimes the biggest hurdle. I am also proud to have not missed a single workout so far, 10 months and counting. I drink my Shakeology every single day too. I never skip a day of either. Consistency is the key to success. I am now a proud 365er!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I can fit into more of my old clothes and feel great. I have grown in confidence and self belief. I had the opportunity to go to Coach Summit and got to share my transformation story at Super Saturday in October in my hometown in Miami, Florida. I have also inspired many friends to get started in their own Health and Fitness journeys, including my husband and 12-year-old son.I look all around me and I see the change in those around me and it makes me smile. I am definitely happier, stronger and I feel like a more positive person has come shining through!
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
The support group was a key element in my success. My Coach and my challenge buddies were amazing at motivating me through their posts and emails. I made some new friends and I am happy to now be surrounded with people who will help me to keep achieving new heights.
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
My Coach is amazing! Words cannot express the gratitude I feel. She has truly changed my life. For a long time, I kept seeing her posts but I was not ready. Once I was ready she was right there every step of the way and now she is helping to shape the Beachbody Coach I aspire to become.
How did a Beachbody Supplement or 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, digestion/regularity?
Shakeology has curbed my snack and sweet cravings, has given me more energy and I feel more alert in the mornings after I have it for breakfast. I am more focused at work too.2
Tell us about your experience with Beachbody On Demand. If applicable, how has it helped you achieve your goals?
I love streaming my workouts when I travel. I feel like I can no longer use the excuse “I am going out of town” to not get my workout in.”
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†Results vary depending on starting point, goals, and effort.
3Always consult with your physician about your unique medical needs before starting any fitness program or nutrition product.
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