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Beachbody Results: Ann Lost 117 Pounds and Won $1,000!

Ann Christison, age 41, lost 117 lbs with a variety of Beachbody fitness programs and Shakeology. She entered her results into The Beachbody Challenge® and won $1,000!

Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Prior to beginning Beachbody programs, I was very insecure about my body and not confident in most of my interactions and personal relationships as a result of that. I also worried too much about what other’s thought of my words or actions which lead to me often feeling depressed (most of this was probably just in my head… but that is how I felt a lot of the time). Before using Beachbody products and programs I was also frequently tired throughout the day and then just plain exhausted after a full day of work and family activities after. I was not an active person at all. I did not enjoy any type of activity that required any kind of physical exertion and usually avoided it. I found myself choosing to be inactive which was resulting in me missing out on experiences with my children.

What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
Initially, my family (my husband and children) inspired me because I wanted to be a more present and active participant in my kids lives. In the approximate few years leading up to me beginning the program there were some health problems that I observed in my family. My Grandmother had passed away (being bed ridden due to obesity the last 3 years of her life), my mother was recovering from breast cancer, and then my mother ultimately decided to have weight loss surgery. These things really motivated me to take the step to change my lifestyle. I decided I was not going to be in the same boat in 20-40 years if I could help it. As I began and saw my successes, I saw that I could achieve more and really change my life which kept me going and pushing to the next level.

What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
Food! My greatest challenge by far was food. I had been obese most of my life (since about 20), so no I had never really attempted an approach to nutrition of clean eating and whole foods. When I learned about this and observed others who had already made that lifestyle change seeing significant results I thought maybe if I can do this I really can make some major changes to my body, but I was scared that I wouldn’t be able to stick with that nutrition plan as I had been making unhealthy eating choices for most of my life. It was tough in the beginning, but I was committed and determined to be successful. Autumn’s simple and easy to use method of containers and portion control with the 21 Day Fix program was exactly what I needed to learn to eat healthy when I really never had before. I learned that the longer I stayed the course and the more opportunities that arose which I just said, “no” to bad choices the easier it became to actually change my lifestyle with respect to food.

What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
This challenge submission reflects my FOCUS T25 results. I particularly liked FOCUS T25 for leaning me out and working on building endurance and working on strength and agility in a way I had not yet accomplished with previous programs. This was my third program and I liked all of the previous ones for different reasons; 21 Day Fix for the variety in different types of workouts, but still working all body parts and a great gateway program for someone who is starting their fitness journey as many of the moves throughout the workouts are condusive to working up to the full minute, proper form, or higher amount of weights and because there is such a variety you can stick with it for many rounds as many people may need to when starting out (I did 9 rounds before using others). I enjoyed 21 Day Fix EXTREME for a step up and intense challenge with cardio strength training.

Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I have completely transformed my body. I not only look extremely different, but feel extremely different. I am so much more fit and choose to live an active lifestyle now. I see food as fuel for my body now and eat with a purpose and plan everyday. I am most proud of how I have changed my priorities not just with food, but with putting myself first when I need to (which is something we often lose sight of as mothers) like my workout time which is uninterrupted “me time” set aside every day. Learning that I deserve to put myself first sometimes and take the time to take care of myself has been a great lesson for me in this process!

Beachbody Results: Ann Lost 117 Pounds and Won $1,000!

How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I am much more active now. I choose to spend family time in the out of doors on hikes or kayaking instead of sit at home and watch a movie. My life has also really changed in how I see my body as well as how I view my relationships with others. I feel that I am much more positive in how I see life and interact with others not letting the little things or stuff that really doesn’t need to take priority get to me. I have been able to stop and just enjoy the moment with my family/children more instead of always staying busy with whatever project I was currently working on at work or in my home life. Most importantly I have learned to put myself first sometimes.

How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
Challenge Groups have been an awesome form of support and motivation for me. I have participated in 4 different Biggest Slim Down Challenges and three Diet Bets. I think I am addicted to the support these groups bring! Seeing other’s successes as well as having a place where I can post about my own journey and fitness/nutrition related activity helps to keep me accountable and focused on my goals. I always see a bigger change in my body weather it be weight or shape when I am in a challenge group because I am so much more motivated to stay on point 100% of the time with my nutrition. I also love the ideas I get from groups regarding food tips and recipes or new workouts to try.

How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
I have multiple coaches Chelsea Humphries, Darcy Peterson Zlockzewski, and Kali Slusser all on the same team which have contributed to my success. Our team has provided me an incredible amount of support along my journey. They have all been there encouraging me every step of the way, answering questions I had or helping me with BB related things such as what program and why I might want to try that one next, giving me tips with grocery shopping and meal prep in the beginning, letting me know about upcoming challenges and encouraging me to participate, as well as helping to support me in adding customers of my own. Additionally, our team has a private Facebook page which provides a frequent source of motivation for me to stay focused on my goals. Looking at the page along with my Challenge Group pages will often help me in moments of weakness to just say no to a bad food choice or hit buy on a new workout program I have been intimidated by.

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 have drank Shakeology since day one of this journey 22 months ago. I absolutely love it! It has helped me greatly in different ways. In the beginning Shakeology probably helped me most because I was able to blend 2-3 servings of fruit and veggies in it which helped me hit my intake for the day (now the amount of those different foods my body needs are much less, so I only put 1 serving of fruit in now). Along the way there have been times on those couple days between shipments when I craved Shakeology so badly as it helps curb cravings throughout the day. Now I feel that Shakeology helps me most because it is a source of such dense nutrition. I find again on those days between shipments I am much hungrier (not for bad choices, because it is much easier for me to say no now- but for food period because I didn’t have that dense nutrition to start my day). I have much more energy now and feel like I can be more focused throughout my day at work and with my family.2

Tell us about your experience with Beachbody On Demand. If applicable, how has it helped you achieve your goals?
I recently started using BOD with the release of all access. I absolutely love it! It is so awesome having all of the programs available at my fingertips to choose from and a much bigger variety of workout programs and nutrition guides available for completing full programs as I usually do. I will be moving into Body Beast soon and this is one program that I do not own and probably would not have bought as I have been very intimidated by the nutrition component, and I believe this is going to give me the sculpted body I am still looking for. The Fixate cooking show is also inspiring me with meal prep and cooking healthy for my whole family instead of just me.

You can change your life, too. Take the Beachbody Challenge for the tools you need to Decide, Commit, and Succeed! Complete any Beachbody program, and enter your results for a free gift and a chance to win cash and prizes. What program are you committing to next?

Results vary depending on starting point, goals, and effort.
2These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Beachbody Results: Marta Lost 86 Lbs and Won $1,000!

Marta Herrera, age 43, lost 86 lbs with 21 Day Fix, CORE DE FORCE, Shakeology, and the Beachbody Performance supplements. She entered her results into The Beachbody Challenge® and won $1,000!

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.

Beachbody Results: Marta Lost 86 Lbs and Won $1,000!

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.”

You can change your life, too. Take the Beachbody Challenge for the tools you need to Decide, Commit, and Succeed! Complete any Beachbody program, and enter your results for a free gift and a chance to win cash and prizes. What program are you committing to next?

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.
2These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Breaded Chicken Tenders with Lemon and Broccolini

Many of us still hold a special place in our hearts for that childhood favorite: chicken nuggets. It’s hard to grow out of something so delicious. Unfortunately, pre-made chicken fingers are usually made with lower quality cuts of chicken and are deep-fried and packed with fat. This healthier breaded chicken fingers recipe is the grown-up version of chicken nuggets. We think you’ll like them even better than the fried and frozen variety.

Breaded Chicken Tenders with Lemon and Broccolini

These succulent baked chicken tenders are breaded with panko, a Japanese-style breadcrumb, which helps the exterior get crisp in the oven as though it were fried and keeps the chicken moist and tender. The crunchy crust gets extra flavor from Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, and spices you probably already have in your pantry. Don’t be intimidated by the long(ish) list of ingredients. Most are used to add flavor to the breadcrumbs; if you don’t have one of them, you can skip it or swap for something else you do have, like oregano, paprika, or cayenne.

We made these breaded chicken tenders into an easy weeknight meal by turning the recipe into a sheet pan dinner. That means everything cooks together on a single baking sheet, so cleanup in a cinch. Simply coat the chicken in breadcrumbs, bake it for about 10 minutes, add broccolini or broccoli florets to the pan and cook about 10 minutes more–and voila–dinner is served!

Breaded Chicken Tenders with Lemon and Broccolini

Prep time: 22 mins
Cook time: 25 mins
Total time: 47 mins
Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • Parchment paper
  • ¼ cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup whole wheat panko bread crumbs
  • 8 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese, [i]divided use[/i]
  • 1 tsp. dried parsley
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 dash sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. finely chopped lemon peel (lemon zest)
  • 4 cloves finely chopped garlic
  • ¼ cup butter (preferably grass-fed), melted
  • 1 lb. raw chicken tenders
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon pepper seasoning, salt-free
  • 12 oz. broccolini
  • 1 medium lemon, sliced (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400º F.
  • Line large sheet pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Place flour on a medium plate. Set aside.
  • Combine bread crumbs, [i]6 Tbsp.[/i] cheese, dried parsley, garlic powder, salt, and pepper powder in a small bowl; mix well. Transfer to a plate. Set aside.
  • Combine lemon juice, lemon peel, garlic, and butter in a medium bowl; mix well. Put aside ¼ cup of lemon juice mixture.
  • Dip each chicken tender in flour, completely coating, then lemon juice mixture, then bread crumbs; coating each evenly on all sides. Place chicken on prepared baking sheet. (Discard any lemon juice mixture that has been used with raw chicken.)
  • Sprinkle with lemon pepper.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, turn chicken tenders.
  • Place broccolini on the side of the pan. Drizzle broccolini with [i]2 Tbsp.[/i] reserved lemon juice mixture and sprinkle with [i]remaining 2 Tbsp.[/i] cheese. Top chicken with lemon slices if desired. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink in the middle, and broccolini is tender-crisp.
  • Drizzle chicken with [i]remaining 2 Tbsp.[/i] lemon juice mixture right before serving.

Breaded Chicken Tenders with Lemon and Broccolini

Breaded Chicken Tenders with Lemon and Broccolini

Nutritional Information (per serving):
Calories: 415
Total Fat: 19 g
Saturated Fat: 10 g
Cholesterol: 124 mg
Sodium: 393 mg
Carbohydrates: 25 g
Fiber: 4 g
Sugars: 3 g
Protein: 37 g

P90X/P90X2 Portions
½ Vegetable
1½ Protein
½ Dairy
¼ Grain Carb
1 Fat

P90X3 Portions
2 Protein
1½ Carb
2½ Fat

Body Beast Portions
2 Vegetable
4 Protein
1 Starch
2½ Fat

Portion Fix Containers
1 Green
1 Red
1 Yellow
½ Blue
2 tsp.

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22 Minute Hard Corps Results: Check Out Steve’s 18 Pound Weight-loss Transformation

Steve Valenzuela lost 18 lbs. with 22 Minute Hard Corps, Shakeology, and the Beachbody Performance supplements. Here’s the story that he shared with the Beachbody Challenge contest.

Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I wanted to see my abs for my 40th birthday, so I took the 22 Minute Hard Corps challenge and finally found my abs. I work long hours as a medical sales rep going from hospital to hospital, eating like crap, and not having any energy to go to the gym. I was turning 40 and needed to change my life lifestyle so I picked up 22 Minute Hard Corps and it literally kicked my butt. Shakeology was my go-to shake everyday. I am now 40, nowhere near being a borderline diabetic. I’m in the best shape of my life. Thank you, Tony.

What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I have a family history of diabetes. My father died when he was 42 years of age due to diabetes and an unhealthy lifestyle. I had to make a change for my family and myself. I literally was unable to bend down and tie my shoes without losing my breath. I was so out of shape.

What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
Trying to follow the meal plan while traveling for work was hard. I had to watch my portions and take my 22 Minute Hard Corps meal plan book with me. It helped make the best choices for me on the road. Beachbody On Demand along with Shakeology helped me stay on track and work out either at home or in a hotel room.

What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I liked the boot camp like style workout. You get in and out in less than 30 minutes a day. Push-ups, pull-ups, squats, and burpees are my favorite kind of workouts. Gets the heart pumping, and you’re sweating like hell every time.

Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
Being able to stop eating processed foods was the major win for me. Of course revealing my abs is something I am proud of at 40. I’m also proud that I stayed on track with my meals and I finished the program.

22 Minute Hard Corps Results: Check Out Steve's 18 Pound Weight-loss Transformation

How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I wake up with more confidence and energy every day. I feel like a million bucks and my family and friends are now trying Beachbody workouts and Shakeology. I’m also a Beachbody Coach now.

How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
Checking in on me and lots of words of encouragement.

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?
All of the above. Shakeology and the Beachbody Performance Line helped me recover and achieve my results. My mood has changed for the better. I’m a way happier person today.2

Tell us about your experience with Beachbody On Demand. If applicable, how has it helped you achieve your goals?
Beachbody On Demand helped with my workouts while I was traveling for work. 22 minutes was the perfect workout on demand!

You can change your life, too. Take the Beachbody Challenge for the tools you need to Decide, Commit, and Succeed! Complete any Beachbody program, and enter your results for a free gift and a chance to win cash and prizes. What program are you committing to next?

Results vary depending on starting point and effort.
2These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Beachbody Results: Sara Lost 105 Pounds Using Various Programs on BOD!

Sara Hohensee lost 105 lbs. with various Beachbody fitness programs on BOD, Shakeology, and the Beachbody Performance supplements. Here’s the story that she shared with the Beachbody Challenge contest.

Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Before my journey with Beachbody, I was an obese, 22-year-old physical therapy student. I was ashamed of my body and I self-sabotaged constantly. I was always the “fat kid of the family” and grew up with 2 siblings who were thin and athletic. I had sky-high cholesterol, triglycerides, blood pressure, and I was most likely borderline type 2 diabetic. I hated myself but I never had enough motivation or drive to commit myself to changing my body. I would climb the stairs to buildings on my school’s campus and have to wait 2 minutes before entering the classroom so people wouldn’t see how winded I was. Because I am a physical therapy student, we were required to wear sports bras and tank tops to our lab classes so we were able to observe joints, bones and muscles looking directly at the skin. Afterwards, I would come home and cry because I was so ashamed of myself and my body.

What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I got engaged in April of 2014. When I was home from school over Christmas break, I went dress shopping with family. Instead of being all I dreamt it would be, it turned out to be one of the worst days of my life. I went to a boutique that I had always wanted to get my dress from, and literally nothing fit. I even couldn’t get the biggest dress over my head. I sat in the dressing room with my mom and cried. I went to another bridal dress shop and without second-guessing, the lady brought me a stack of plus-size dresses. I could get them over my head and on my body, but made sure that all pictures that were taken were from the front because I couldn’t zip the back because I was too big. I looked in the mirror at myself, ashamed, unhappy and knew it was time for change. Later that night, Ashton (my Coach) reached out to me about joining her team and trying the Beachbody Challenge. At that point, I was up for anything and took the leap of faith and joined Beachbody… Best decision of my life!

What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?

Self-confidence. I was a self-sabotager. Thinking back to what I was like before Beachbody, it makes me so sad that I allowed myself to hate myself as much as I did. I never believed I could lose the weight, so I just let it continue piling on. I began T25 in January of 2015. I chose this program because it was short, simple, and to the point. I’ll never forget the first time I did it… I had to take a break within the first five minutes and I got sick during every workout in the first two weeks! However, within the first month of T25 and Shakeology, I lost 10+ lbs. I had never lost 10 lbs. before in my life. That’s when I knew Beachbody was special. I saw results! As the weight came off, my friends and my family noticed. While receiving outside attention was great and motivating, it was how I saw myself and how I felt that truly kept me going. For the first time in my life, I didn’t hate myself because I saw results. Beachbody, my Coach, and self-motivation were all that I needed for success!

What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I’ve completed T25, CIZE, MAX:30, Hammer and Chisel, INSANITY, and CORE DE FORCE to help me achieve my 102 lb. weight loss. Out of all of these programs, my absolute favorite is INSANITY. When I am doing INSANITY, as cheesy as it sounds, I feel like I can take on the world! It is the hardest workout program I’ve ever done, but the way I feel when I get done with a workout is amazing. What I love about INSANITY is its difficulty level. No matter how many times I repeat the workouts, they are always hard and leave me in a breathless pile of sweat. Doing these workouts is a way that I measure my progress. I measure progress by how much more “full out” I can do the moves, how much less I am able to modify, and how many repetitions I can perform. Shaun T is my favorite Master Trainer and motivates me like no one I’ve ever met or worked out with, so he helps me through every INSANITY workout every time. I’m even planning on getting INSANITY certified in the near future!

Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
With my first round of INSANITY, I lost about 15 lbs.; however, I am writing this submission as a whole overview of my Beachbody journey so far. In less than 2 years. I’ve lost 105 lbs. thanks to Beachbody (and I’m not done!). This achievement is easily the proudest achievement of my life. My biggest achievement isn’t the pounds I’ve lost. It’s the confidence that I’ve gained! I’m not ashamed of myself anymore. I don’t flock to the back row of every photo in hopes that my body is covered up. I don’t shy away from public workouts. In fact, I just did Shaun T’s Hangover Hangout in CA and I got as close to the stage as possible so that Shaun and others around me could see me slaying his workout! (Just kidding-but I felt like a million bucks!) If you told me two years ago that I would one day have enough self-confidence to do a live Shaun T workout 20 feet away from Shaun T, I would have called you insane! Now, it’s another check off of my bucket list and one my proudest life moments!

Beachbody Results: Sara Lost 105 Pounds Using Various Programs on BOD!

How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
Confidence. After working out with and meeting the most inspirational and motivating idol I’ve ever had, I realized that I didn’t lose this weight for myself and myself only. I realized that physical therapy is not my only purpose in life. As I approached my car after the event, I found myself overwhelmed with emotion. I sat and sobbed for a solid 30 minutes just realizing how blessed I was to be given the opportunity to be a part of the Beachbody world and how amazing and life-changing this company has been for me. Having that said, this newly-found purpose in life is to help others. I am using my journey as a way to help others because I know what it’s like to be obese, self-sabotaging, and constantly ashamed of my body. It doesn’t have to be this way!… and it is my new mission to help people realize that!

How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
Throughout my entire weight-loss journey with Beachbody, I have been in many Challenge Groups, thanks to my Coach, Ashton. Being in Challenge Groups not only motivated me, but held me accountable by making sure I posted my daily Shakeology and workouts. Seeing ladies of all backgrounds, shapes, and sizes conquer their fitness goals was truly inspiring to me, and makes me want to keep improving myself. I was also selected to join Shaun T’s February CIZE Challenge Group with hundreds of other women, so that was a truly inspiring experience. It was really fun to see all of the posts from women around the world performing CIZE routines and having a blast while doing it! Challenge Groups are also perfect ways to communicate with other people, as well as being able to post and share recipes. I definitely would not be anywhere near where I am today without my involvement in Challenge Groups.

How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
I honestly don’t think I could have a better Beachbody Coach. Ashton has been amazing from day one. She constantly checks up on me to make sure I’m doing okay, makes sure I am invited to basically every Challenge Group she is involved in, and is always there for me if I have questions regarding anything at all. She is never pushy when it comes to promoting programs and products, and I never feel like she judges me or thinks negatively about me at all. She is always the first one to congratulate me when I hit weight-loss milestones, and even sends me cards and gifts from states away when I hit these weight-loss milestones.

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 for 2 years now and it really has changed my life. I drink it every single day. I immediately saw improvements in energy levels and satiety levels. Before Shakeology, my breakfast normally consisted of a piece of toast and a piece of fruit, or a granola bar. These things never ever filled me up, and I would sit through class tired and hungry, counting down the minutes until lunch. Now, I make my shake, take it on-the-go, drink it in class, and I am easily full until lunch. I also drink it for dinner or lunch once or twice a week because it holds me over to the next meal without any hunger at all. I have also recently incorporated Shakeology into energy bites, cookies, and brownies—thanks to amazing recipes from Danielle Natoni and Tania Baron!2

Tell us about your experience with Beachbody On Demand. If applicable, how has it helped you achieve your goals?
BOD is incredible! Because I am a physical therapy student that moves from place-to-place on clinical rotations, visits home, etc., I don’t always have resources available to play a DVD. BOD makes working out easy and it makes me realize that just because I’m always on-the-go or traveling places, there really isn’t an excuse not to work out. Being able to download the workouts on my phone makes it possible for me to work out in places where WiFi isn’t available, and that’s been extremely nice. In between workout programs, I enjoy switching things up and trying new workouts with trainers I haven’t worked out with before. To be honest, I don’t think I would have ever tried my favorite workout (INSANITY) if I didn’t have access to it through BOD! Eek! I also enjoyed watching “The 20s” as well as Fixate, Autumn’s cooking show. I use BOD every single day and I know there is no way I would be where I am today without the easy accessibility and its amazing variety and I’m so grateful for it! Thanks, BOD!

You can change your life, too. Take the Beachbody Challenge for the tools you need to Decide, Commit, and Succeed! Complete any Beachbody program, and enter your results for a free gift and a chance to win cash and prizes. What program are you committing to next?

Results vary depending on starting point and effort.
2These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 

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P90X Results: Jeremy Lost Over 100 Pounds in 10 Months!

Jeremy Froelicher lost 101 lbs. in 10 months with P90X and the Beachbody Performance supplements. Here’s the story that he shared with the Beachbody Challenge contest.

Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I worked an office job and came home and did nothing but sit on the couch. My first weigh in showed me at an embarrassing 340.3 lbs. Walking up and down my stairs was a surefire way to feel winded. I used to run to the store that is less than a tenth of a mile from work on break. I inevitably came back with a sore and aching back, and covered in sweat. I didn’t pay any attention to what I ate, as long as it tasted good. I had a very stressful job and I dealt with the stress by eating. I’ve never been so embarrassed of my body. Every picture and every video brought shame and often made me cry. I tried to be optimistic but I didn’t have a lot to feel good about when it came to my body. I saw a video of myself dancing last Christmas (2015). My sister took a cell phone video and beamed it to the big-screen HDTV. I had never been more ashamed of myself than I was at that exact moment. That was the life-changing moment I decided to order P90X!

What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I got inspired when we took those cell phone videos of us all dancing at Christmas time. We had gotten a little novelty elf that sang out ridiculous instructions like “dance around in the snow,” and “put the present under the tree.” It was supposed to all be in good fun. Thanks to the power of technology, we beamed the video to the TV. I had never been so ashamed or embarrassed of the way I looked. It was on a day that I felt good about myself (until that moment)! Seeing just how big I was displayed on the big-screen TV made me realize I absolutely had to change something. Everyone was laughing at their embarrassing dance moves, and all I wanted to do was cry. I held it in, until I got home, and then bawled my eyes out in embarrassment and shame. I decided that I was going to conquer P90X!

What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
The biggest challenge was that I was starting from a morbidly obese state. I was starting at 0. Walking 1/10 of a mile was exhausting. Many moves were impossible at my size and fitness level. I couldn’t wrap my arm around my leg for a simple stretch. I couldn’t go more than 6 minutes without being utterly exhausted. I was drained by the end of the warm-ups. I loved the encouraging words of “keep pushing play,” and “do your best and forget the rest.” I did stumble, I did fall, but I just kept showing up and improving every single week.

What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I liked that it was so intense and effective. I also liked the variety that P90X offers. I had seen all the success videos and transformations. I knew I was diving in head first into a truly daunting program, but I used that to motivate me. I have a history of being an athlete in high school, as I was a football player, and I have never let someone tell me I can’t do something. I knew I would struggle, but I also knew I wouldn’t quit.

Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I officially started on January 8, 2016. I crushed my goal of losing 2 lbs. per week. I actually hit that goal (101 lbs.) in 10 months, and I’ve lost 6 more pounds since then. I’m definitely still seeing a major redistribution of how the weight falls. I started out walking on lunch breaks, then jogging… now I’m so disappointed if I don’t do 5k+ on every lunch break! I’m also super proud of some of the yoga moves I can now do. Starting out at over 340 lbs., I thought yoga might be a lost cause for me. I tumbled and I fell, but I keep getting better every single week. I’ve improved my reps and my weight on each and every one of the lifting days.

P90X Results: Jeremy Lost Over 100 Pounds in 10 Months!

How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
My life has changed so much for the better, and everyone around me can see it. I am just full of energy, and have so much more confidence. I look and feel like a whole new person after losing over 100 pounds! Exercise is now a reward. I love being able to go out and enjoy everything the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Hiking is actually fun now that I’m over 100 lbs. slimmer!

How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
I actually participate monthly in a Challenge Group with someone who isn’t my Coach. He just wanted to share his enthusiasm toward Beachbody products, even though he is aware I have no intentions of switching Coaches. His enthusiasm is contagious, and the challenges have definitely helped keep me accountable! The group has made a great way to hold me accountable at least 3 weeks every month!

How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
Justin is great! I found him well before he found notoriety as the Beachbody Challenge winner. He has always been approachable but humble. I knew his schedule would fill fast, but he always has time to check up on me and my progress. So glad to call him both a Coach and friend!2

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 used Hydrate and Energize. They were amazing. The energy levels were great for intense workouts, and the hydration was essential since I was sweating buckets! It even had a great taste! My focus was always present after taking Energize! I just had to work out! I found myself being able to push past my plateaus thanks to this product.2

Tell us about your experience with Beachbody On Demand. If applicable, how has it helped you achieve your goals?
I love that Beachbody On Demand is accessible anywhere at any time. Wherever I am, it can be time to work out! I am about to enroll in the all-access pass, and explore some new workouts!

You can change your life, too. Take the Beachbody Challenge for the tools you need to Decide, Commit, and Succeed! Complete any Beachbody program, and enter your results for a free gift and a chance to win cash and prizes. What program are you committing to next?

Results vary depending on starting point and effort.
2These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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21 Day Fix Results: Linda Lost 25 Pounds

Linda Grant lost 25 lbs. with 21 Day Fix and Shakeology. Here’s the story that she shared with the Beachbody Challenge contest.

Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Before starting Beachbody in February of 2016 with 21 Day Fix, I was very depressed that I had allowed myself to gain extra weight. I felt terrible, very bloated, tired, no energy, and very unhappy. None of my clothes fit. I hated my body and myself for gaining so much weight. My diet was not very good and I was eating everything in sight. No food preparing for meals so I would eat the fastest and easiest thing to get for meals. I also ate lots of carbs. I was not conscious of what I was eating and how it was affecting my body.

What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I had been watching my Coach, Clarence Price, and seeing her results and all the benefits she was receiving from Shakeology. I wanted to really give the program a try. I had been putting off starting the program because I didn’t have the money. One day I realized that I still had Christmas money that I hadn’t used so I used it to purchase the 21 Day Fix Challenge Pack. After going through the program for a few months, I’ve lost 25 lbs. and 15 inches. I gained back my self-confidence and started loving my body again. I love the food plan and learning how to change my eating habits to healthier food choices. I loved the recipes I was getting from my Challenge Group. I love the energy that I was getting from Shakeology and how it was curbing my cravings.2 I have come to love Shakeology and can’t wait to get my exercise in and have my shake for the day.

What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
The biggest challenge was learning how to make healthy food recipes, and nighttime snacking. I love the very tasty recipes that Beachbody gives us from the Challenge Group. Learning how to use my food guide to help me make healthier evening snacks so I didn’t feel deprived.

What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I love the container counting rather than calorie counting. The food choice guide, so I could make things that I really liked. The exercise program was awesome as it targeted all the areas of my body that needed toning.

21 Day Fix Results: Linda Lost 25 Pounds

Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I lost 25 lbs. and 15 inches and I am so proud of myself for sticking to this program so that I was able to love my body again and myself. I love the better posture.

How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I have more energy now and I have the tools to stick with a healthy lifestyle for life. I walk with pride in my step now.

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 was incredible. I loved the support and encouragement that each member gave on the good and bad days. The Challenge Group was a huge part of my success and kept me accountable which was what I needed.

How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
Clarenda was there for me every step of the way and gave me the push when I needed it and the support and guidance to reach my goal.

You can change your life, too. Take the Beachbody Challenge for the tools you need to Decide, Commit, and Succeed! Complete any Beachbody program, and enter your results for a free gift and a chance to win cash and prizes. What program are you committing to next?

Results vary depending on starting point and effort.
2These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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21 Day Fix Results: This Mom Lost 67 Pounds!

Krista Patten lost 67 lbs. with 21 Day Fix and 21 Day Fix EXTREME. Here’s the story that she shared with the Beachbody Challenge contest.

Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Before I started 21 Day Fix, I was an unhappy, unhealthy person. I always looked at the moms that were out running with their kids and wished I could do that without being out of breath. I had tried the gym, personal trainers, and tried to eat healthy but always failed, got discouraged, and gave up. My self-esteem was at an all-time low. I hid behind my clothes. I hated the way I looked and felt.

What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I saw an infomercial about 21 Day Fix and decided to take the plunge. I had a gym membership with childcare but with two little ones, one of them was always sick, leaving me no option of taking them. I went two weeks with one of them being sick and not being able to get to the gym and I was done! I decided to give working out at home and using the containers a try, and I’ve never looked back!

What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
The greatest challenge I faced was pushing play. I was scared of failing again. I was scared it wasn’t going to work, I wasn’t going to stick with it, and I’d be unhealthy for the rest of my life. Autumn’s encouragement during each workout was such an inspiration to me and it made me want to continue. Did I stumble? Of course, I’m human, but I never gave up!

What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I loved that 21 Day Fix is only 30-minute workouts! Trying to fit it in during nap times was crucial to me. And I love those little containers! They have taught me portion control and what food should go in them. I just love 21 Day Fix!

Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
Where do I begin?! I’m the version of me I’ve wanted to be for a long time. I’m healthy, happy, and ready to conquer life. I’m not scared of failing anymore because this isn’t a “diet” it’s a lifestyle change. I’m proud that I can wear shirts and pants again that I put away a long time ago wishing I could get back to that size. But it isn’t all about size to me, it’s about the change from the inside out!

How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
The best part is that I’m not done with my program, it’s embedded into my daily life! It’s who I am now, a mom, who takes fitness and nutrition seriously. A woman who decided 11 months ago that I needed to do something for myself and get my life back in control! I’ve noticed that I’m a better wife, a better mom, and a better person all around. And I can’t wait to continue on my journey!

How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
I switched to Britney when I became a Coach this spring. She was so encouraging, engaging, and wanted me to be a part of her team. She’s always been there when I’ve had a question and came alongside me in this new chapter of my life.

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 didn’t try Shakeology for awhile because I couldn’t justify the price for something just for me. My husband asked if I wanted to try it, probably 3 months into my journey, and assured me we would find a way to fit it in our budget. Shakeology has been a huge help in my transformation. I noticed a huge difference within the first month of trying it. I was losing more weight, having more stamina throughout the day, and giving up more sweets because I had this in my back pocket.2

You can change your life, too. Take the Beachbody Challenge for the tools you need to Decide, Commit, and Succeed! Complete any Beachbody program, and enter your results for a free gift and a chance to win cash and prizes. What program are you committing to next?

Results vary depending on starting point and effort.
2These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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