Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Before I committed to my challenge my weight was out of control. I tried so many different diets and pills, and Googled workouts I could do, but none of them worked out the way I wanted. I was unhappy and at the heaviest I’ve ever been.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I was just so unhappy that one day I woke up and just said enough is enough. I wanted to make a change for the better because I didn’t want to be unhappy and unhealthy while trying to raise my daughter. She needed to have a healthy mom and that was my reason to start. So, the New Year was coming, and I’m like you know what, this is going to be a better year. So I made a New Year’s resolution, and I got started with P90X3.
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 thinking “what if it doesn’t work?” “What if I end up being disappointed again?” I kept thinking that I was going to just give up. But when my packaged arrived I read through it and then realized it was going to be okay. It was easier knowing I had a Coach and a Challenge Group to keep me motivated and help me stay accountable.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I loved that I was able to lift weights from home and got results like I went to the gym! I have a daughter and she never wants to be away from me so this helped!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
When I finished the whole 90 days of P90X3, I lost around 20 pounds, and I loved it. I still incorporate it into my workouts to this day. It’s so short, I could easily fit it into my schedule. After P90X3, I moved on to LES MILLS PUMP, because I like lifting weights. I lost about 10 lbs with that program and gained muscle tone. After that, I pulled out INSANITY and did a hybrid of that and LMP. It was pretty insane, because I’d be sore from PUMP, and then I’d have to endure those crazy workouts with Shaun T. After that, I decided to continue my journey with Body Beast. I wasn’t sure about it at first, but I really grew to like that program by the end. I got so much stronger, and I didn’t look like a crazy Hulk or anything. Lean and strong. This is great for guys who want to get bigger, and for girls who want to tone their bodies. But, in the end, I wanted to get back to Shaun T, so I recently completed INSANITY MAX:30. That program helped me lose the last 10+ pounds. Even when I’m passed out on the floor, I fell like this program helps me find my life. I have more energy. I feel better about the way I look and how my clothes fit. I’m eating better, and I continue to get so much stronger!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
Since completing this, it has opened my eyes and widened my goals to continue to do better things for my health and my family. I will never let myself go back to how I was before I started my journey.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
Being apart of a Challenge Group helped keep me motivated and accountable for my daily workouts and meals. Whenever I felt the struggle of eating bad or not wanting to workout the group was there to remind me on what I started for.
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
My Coach supported me throughout my program. I was asking questions almost everyday and she was answering all of them in a timely manner. She checked in on me personally to see how I was doing and if I was struggling with anything. Anything I needed she was there.
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 daily and I am so very very glad I do. Shakeology helps curb my cravings and helps keep me full longer so I am not binge eating every 5 minutes. With the shakes tasting amazing it wasn’t hard to want to drink it daily.
How did a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program affect any existing health conditions you have?
Shakeology gave me more energy! I was more alert and aware of my surroundings and it made me feel amazing!