Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Before I started the 21 Day Fix EXTREME, I was already deeply into fitness and doing Turbo Kick and Les Mills Body Pump and Body Combat throughout the week. However, I felt like my body needed a change. It was like I had adapted to this routine that my body was use to it and not forming how I wanted it to look. I have loved the way I have felt due to losing 50lbs with Turbo Kick over the last 3 years (now called TurboFire). I loved the weight loss journey I was on. However, now that I am down to my weight size, I was ready for abs and muscle! So I was happy to begin a new challenge with the 21 Day Fix EXTREME!
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
In 2012, I went to the doctor and the doctor told me I was border line diabetic and I needed to possibly begin insulin shots along with blood pressure pills. I knew that I was overweight sitting at 184lbs at 5’3, but I never thought I was that unhealthy. July of 2012 was the month and year I was introduced to Beachbody’s Turbo Kick. I started going to this class 4-5 times a week because it was the highlight of my day! The energy of the class was fun and not to mention I was burning way more calories than I was doing my own thing on the treadmill or elliptical. Now, 3 years later, it feels great to kick it up a notch and be able to tackle programs that I thought I would never be able to hang with! I am a true believer of this being a lifestyle now being able to be Turbo Kick certified to teach and become a Beachbody Coach!
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 meal prepping! I never thought I would be able to eat 3-4 day old food! LoL. The portion sizes didn’t scare me away knowing that I was able to eat multiple times of those portion control containers a day! But now, even though 21 Day Fix EXTREME is over, I still use my containers and still meal prep! I love it now. It’s easy, convenient, and I know what a proper meal looks like on a plate instead of over-eating!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
What I like about 21 Day Fix EXTREME is being able to not only do this with a Challenge Group but each day the wor outs were different! It wasn’t the same routine every week. It was nice to shock my body a bit while giving other parts of my body a rest every day!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I was ecstatic to see that my stomach got smaller and my back got stronger! My stomach always fluctuated, due to most likely over eating and being bloated, so I was happy to see my stomach results. I didn’t measure my inches lost but I know I lost inches in my waist. I told myself, since I have another round of the 21 Day Fix coming up June 1st, I will be measuring my inches this round!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
It’s funny that I still do the 21 Day Fix workouts every now and then, and I still pack my containers when I go to work to measure my portions when I eat. Again, I believe fitness is a lifestyle and once you find something that works you stick to it! So I would say it has changed my way of eating healthier!
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
As a Beachbody coach, I formed a Group for my first go around! And I found the Challenge Groups to be a lot of fun. It was great to be able to check in, hold each other accountable, and motivate each other daily! I feel like being the Coach, I was the person everyone turned to so I had to be sure that I was the role model to them, but little did they know they inspired me to keep pushing! From the funny quotes, to the awesome work out videos posted — we all made the group fun.
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
Caroline told me I could tackle EXTREME, considering I was going to start off with the 21 Day Fix. She told me I could handle the 21 Day Fix EXTREME and I have no regrets that I went for that one! Not to mention, she put me on Shakeology! I literally drink Shakeology everyday!
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 use to be a huge coffee drinker, and I use to take ONE-A-DAY Vitamins. I am happy to say I don’t use vitamins any longer since I started drinking Shakeology daily. It definitely gives me the energy I need!