Sarah Peterson lost 46 lbs. with a variety of 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 gained 50 pounds when I was pregnant with my son, and I was ashamed. I tried the wraps and I tried a different at-home workout, but stopped 10 days in. I thought I had tried everything. I got pregnant with my daughter, Kate, and after she was born, I was silently suffering from postpartum depression. The way I looked didn’t help, and my eating habits reflected that. I was in such a rut. My relationship with hubby was suffering because I felt like I couldn’t talk to him about any of this. It was a very hard time in my life.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I decided to make a change for me and for my family. Whatever I was doing obviously didn’t work, so I had to try something new. I want to be around for a looong time; I want to see my grandchildren grow up. Most of all, I just wanted to like myself again.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
Major sugar addiction! I had a severe lack of energy, and I was also suffering from postpartum depression and anxiety. With Shakeology, I was able to curb my sugar addiction, and my energy levels went up. The depression/anxiety is still there — it always will be. But when I exercise, I notice a significant decrease.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I loved the resistance bands! So challenging!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I lost all my pregnancy weight and more — and abs!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
My relationship with my husband is better. My relationship with myself has absolutely done a 180. Most importantly, I am happy.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
I was inspired by the other women in the group making good, healthy changes in their life! I also felt more accountable because I had talked about my goals out loud and I wanted to surpass them!
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
Yes! She is so fantastic and supportive! She is now one of my dearest friends. I am so happy I was able to trust this process and jump in.
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 helped to curb my sugar cravings! It’s so nice to drink a chocolate milkshake every day and continue to be healthy! I love my healthy treat! I have also been constipated most of my life, and my digestion has improved significantly