Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Time has such a cruel way of catching up to us. I never gave my nutrition and fitness much thought and as the years went on I progressively added weight and lost motivation to do anything about it. I tried a couple of times. I joined a gym. I tried to eat better. Without motivation and accountability I really never achieved much of a change. I was beginning to feel really down on myself.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
My inspiration really came in phases. I took a trip with my family a few years ago and we had a chance to zipline through a rain forest. While I should have been enjoying the amazing experience, I found myself struggling to keep up with the group as we had to walk uphill from tower to tower. Fighting to keep up, and doubting at times whether I could even complete the excursion really put a damper on my enjoyment. From there my weight slowly increased and my drive to do anything about it decreased. Time progressed and eventually I met someone who had lost weight with Beachbody. I asked some questions and I listened a little but it just wasn’t the right time for me. About a year later something in me just clicked and I needed to hear more. It was time. I was ready to take control of my fitness. Now, here I am!
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 literally everything! I mean, I didn’t eat well and I had no motivation to work out. I knew I needed to do something, anything, but I just didn’t want to! Or when I wanted to I didn’t have the drive to follow it through. When I was introduced to the Beachbody line of fitness programs, with my Coach’s help, I found one I thought sounded like something I might like. Well, I was right! 21 Day Fix taught me how to eat properly, taught me that working out doesn’t have to be a chore, and taught me that it is possible to overcome and it is possible to achieve my goals!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
The 21 Day Fix meal plan was the best part. It made me focus on my nutrition in ways I never have before. I actually had to plan meals ahead, shop for healthy groceries, and prepare the food in ways I found tasty yet were still approved within the plan. At first it was a challenge but after a while I kind of got into the groove and it became easier.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
Wow! My weight loss is the biggest achievement. However, my overall fitness has improved so much. Many of the exercises that I needed to modify at the beginning of the program I’m now able to complete without modification. I’m always excited and proud when I come across another move that I no longer have to modify!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I am much more focused on my health. I wake up thinking about what my meals will be, what foods I’m going to add to my Shakeology, and when am I going to make time to workout. None of this ever crossed my mind before Beachbody!
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
My Coach introduced me to a couple of groups. At first I just sort of lurked around reading what others were posting. Eventually I started posting my own results and the positive feedback I received was tremendous! Nothing was ever negative, always positive. They can really help to build your self esteem. And, reading about the successes and struggles of others made me feel like I wasn’t alone on this journey. Being in a Challenge Group makes me want to succeed because I don’t want to let down the group.
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
Nicole Bair, my Coach, has been a tremendous help and inspiration. Watching what she has achieved and still maintaining her busy, busy life made me believe that this is all worth it and, yes, it is possible! She introduced me to challenge groups where I found others with similar goals. And, as I became more curious and interested with the business of Beachbody, she has patiently explained, sometimes having to repeat more than once, what is involved in coaching and what I might expect to encounter.
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?
I’ve been drinking Shakeology from day one. Honestly, when I signed up I said I’d try it for a month and then see if I wanted to continue. Well, I’m hooked! It does help to curb my appetite for hours.2 For various reasons there have only been a small handful of days I missed drinking Shakeology and I could tell something was missing. I do find my energy level is greater with Shakeology and, since starting the 21 Day Fix program, Shakeology and all, I sleep better and more soundly.2
Tell us about your experience with Beachbody On Demand. If applicable, how has it helped you achieve your goals?
I didn’t sign up for BOD right away. At first I felt owning the DVDs was good enough for me. But as I became more and more curious about other Beachbody programs I decided to try BOD and I’m so glad I did! I’ve been able to sample some of the other programs and because of that I made the decision to jump into The Master’s Hammer and Chisel and with great success so far! I don’t think I would have taken that step if I hadn’t been able to check it out first.
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†Results vary depending on starting point, goals, and effort.
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