Crystal Gaugler lost 70.5 lbs. with a variety Beachbody fitness programs, 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?
I was a stay-at-home mom of a wonderful little girl for over a year and was soon going back to work as a pharmacist. My husband and I were planning when we should start trying for our next child. This decision weighed heavy on my mind because I had gained over 40 pounds with my first pregnancy and hadn’t lost much of it. I had started that pregnancy unhealthy and out of shape, and as a result my pregnancy was very difficult for me. I did not want that to happen again the second time around. On top of my weight worries, I just didn’t feel right mentally. I resorted to staying at home a lot. I had been a very outgoing person in the past, but as a new mom, I found it hard to find a new rhythm with all the changes that had happened in my life. I was constantly getting headaches and feeling very tired due to my unhealthy lifestyle.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I was inspired by the Success Stories on the Beachbody sites. I had done Beachbody programs in the past and knew they were very well developed, and I would get results if I stuck to the program.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
My greatest challenge was overcoming the depression and negativity I had let into my life. I was feeling very bad about myself and needed to change my mindset. A big challenge was starting the program and finding the right mind space to take one day at a time. My husband worked away from home a lot, so I often felt alone and felt I didn’t have the accountability of others to keep me going. The programs were well set up for any exercise level. I had my Coaches and Challenge Groups there to keep me accountable and on task. I do admit I fell off the wagon once in a while, but I always had my Coach and group there to keep me going. The eating plan was really easy to follow. Unlike other diets I had done in the past, it was easy to incorporate into everyday life and still feed my family the same foods and meals I was eating.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I have enjoyed all the Beachbody programs I have done so far. I have done CIZE, 21 Day Fix, 21 Day Fix EXTREME, 22 Minute Hard Corps, PiYo, and Country Heat. Country Heat was a fantastic program for falling in love with exercise again. It gave variety to my day, and I never felt like I didn’t want to do my workout. I knew the time was going to fly by as soon as I pressed play. The eating plan was great. I have enjoyed using the color-coded portion-control containers, and they have taught me how to visualize a meal on my plate for my needs.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I have lost 70.5 pounds and 65 inches total since starting Beachbody programs. I feel great from the outside in. I feel strong! I am so proud of finishing multiple programs now.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
My life has done a complete 180! I have become a Beachbody Coach, and am now running my own Challenge Groups, helping other women achieve their goals and start their health and fitness journeys. The ability to give to others what I was given is a huge gift, and I am very grateful for the opportunity. I have a better relationship with my husband. Shakeology and clean eating have eliminated my headaches, increased my energy, improved my digestion, and greatly reduced my cravings.2 I am physically ready to try for my second pregnancy because I feel healthy and in shape. I weigh much less than I did before my first pregnancy. I am even healthier than I was in university 10 years ago. I have the energy to run and play with my daughter, which in turn has made me a happier mother.
How did a Beachbody supplement, 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, or digestion/regularity?
Shakeology eliminated my cravings, decreased my headaches, and increased my energy level.2
Tell us about your experience with Beachbody On Demand. If applicable, how has it helped you achieve your goals?
I love Beachbody On Demand. I use it often to try out new programs, and I am now using it exclusively for my full programs as well. It has been very convenient to have on a trip, and I am excited to see an Android app come in for it down the pipeline in the future!