Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Before I started these programs I was miserable! I had gained a lot of weight and was not active. I felt I couldn’t do exercise because I was so uncomfortable. I hated the way I looked and felt, and that gave me a very low self-esteem level. I was eating junk and not regular meals. Wearing clothes that were loose and baggy so people couldn’t notice how big I was getting (so I thought anyway). I hated shopping cause I had to keep getting larger sizes!
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I knew I needed to feel better! I had high blood pressure, and my blood sugars getting to a point doctors wanted me on medication.3 I have had a very rare form of melanoma, several ploys removed from my bowel and esophagus (some pre-cancerous), digestion and regularity issues so I was pretty well messed up!3 I wanted to feel stronger, have more stamina for everyday life, get healthier, be able to hike and do activities with my kids when they came home, and see my grandchildren.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
It was a challenge for me was to eat the amounts I was supposed to and to workout daily. I had to learn to trust that if I followed the portion control containers and exercised that I would lose weight. Not only lose weight but gain strength, physically and mentally, and gain some muscle back! I had to change my mindset about a lot of things and that was a challenge at first!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I have done 21 Day Fix, Country Heat, CIZE, Brazil Butt Lift Carnival, and now 21 Day Fix EXTREME. I liked 21 Day Fix for the toning, and Country Heat I lost more weight, and it’s just fun to do! CIZE helped me get toned again. Brazil Butt Lift Carnival worked my inner thighs and butt, which I needed. I really enjoyed 21 Day Fix EXTREME, and it gave me more stamina and helped build more muscle strength. All the programs are amazing and keep you focused on your goal. I need to have a challenge and keep moving forward with the programs I do so that’s why I like to shift them around and try new ones!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I am proud that I am changing my life one program at a time. Of course I like the weight loss but more so the inches and the toning up. I am actually seeing muscle tone/abs now and that makes me feel good! People are noticing changes and that inspires me and drives me forward. I like to be able to inspire people enough that they want to change their lifestyles too. I am proud that I made my number one priority to get me back to a healthy lifestyle!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
My life has totally changed, I eat healthy, exercise daily, am able to do activities of choice, and I have the privilege of helping others do the same!
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
Oh my, the Challenge Groups are a very large part of my success! They keep me accountable and motivated. Everyone in these groups are working towards the same goal you are to be the healthiest you can be. The sharing of recipes, difficulties you are having, everyone’s progress and encouraging words are huge to my success!
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
Melissa was always there when I needed encouragement and always supported me! She holds and participates in challenges and doesn’t mind saying she gets motivation from what we are doing. So in turn that makes us feel good about working out too!
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 drink Shakeology everyday and it has given me so many benefits. I have loads of energy, sleep better, no longer have cravings, my digestion and regularity have improved drastically, I have a better mindset on life in general, and I am able to focus on tasks with more clarity now.2 Bonus: I just love it!
Tell us about your experience with Beachbody On Demand. If applicable, how has it helped you achieve your goals?
The All Access is awesome; I just love it! It gives you the flexibility to view whatever program you want to see if it’s going to suit you. It is going to continue to help me achieve my goals, and I can stream it anywhere whether I am home or away, which is a huge bonus! I searched a few days looking at programs before choosing my latest one to do. It came down to two, and 22 Minute Hard Corps won out in the end. I’m excited to get started on my first eight week program!
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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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