Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I have always struggled with my weight but nothing compared to after I had my first and only baby. Not only did I gain 60 lbs. when pregnant, but I even gained 14 more after giving birth. I was the biggest I had ever been in my entire life. I didn’t want to see anyone, didn’t want to go anywhere, and didn’t want to take pictures. I was a depressed hermit. So sad. I hated looking in the mirror. I hated what I saw. I had a beautiful daughter yet was disgusted by what had happened to me in the process. I can’t believe I weighed in at 215 lbs.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I couldn’t take it anymore. My niece was having a Sweet 16 party and I had six months to prepare for it. I kept thinking about all the pictures that were going to be taken. There was no way I could look that big in all the professional pictures and memories from that day. I told myself I had to lose weight by then and it became my goal. My drive. My obsession.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
After having my baby I could not fit in any clothes. I could only fit in leggings and sweatshirts. It was horrible. I wasn’t even pregnant anymore, yet I was still wearing maternity clothes. Was I going to have to replace my whole wardrobe? Omg. I had to fit back in my pre-pregnancy clothes. I kept seeing an old high school friend post about a program to get healthy. After reading many posts, I thought to myself…maybe this can work. I contacted her and the rest is history. I now fit in all my pre-pregnancy clothes and it only takes me a few minutes to get ready because everything fits. I love being social again and going out with friends. I no longer stay indoors…I love the outdoors again. I am no longer afraid to run into people I haven’t seen in a long time. I love life again and I owe it all to Beachbody.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I love how I can do 21 Day Fix EXTREME in the comfort of my own home. I love how it’s only 30 minutes a day, so my baby can watch me without getting too bored. It isn’t too long for her to start getting fussy. It is a super doable program and is not too complicated. It only took me a few weeks to get comfortable with the program and food prepping. I no longer have to really prep because now I know my correct portions ahead. I know what portions to eat throughout the day. Healthy eating is new a habit for me. It comes naturally to me now and I am forever thankful.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
The biggest and best results I achieved is that I can fit in all my pre-pregnancy clothes. I didn’t have to buy new clothes; I was able to lose enough inches to fit in all my small jeans. I love getting ready because I feel confident in the way I look in the mirror. I love to go shopping because clothes fit me again.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
My life has changed tremendously since doing 21 Day Fix EXTREME. I have tons of energy and wake up full of zest in the mornings. I am a better mother and wife and take better care of my family now. My misery was affecting my whole house and family. Now I have positive energy which is contagious and my family now feels. We all eat healthy now and help each other be the best versions of ourselves.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
Being in a group was the best part. If I was feeling lazy or like not working out, seeing everyone else push play made me push play. If everyone else could do it, then so could I. I felt like I wasn’t alone and the group encouraged me to never give up. My group became my friends and I could relate to them during this similar journey we were all on.
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
My Coach always checked in on me, making me accountable. My Coach encouraged me and gave me positive reinforcement that I was capable of getting healthy. That I could do it and to believe.
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, digestion/regularity?
Shakeology is such a part of my life now. It gives me energy, my mood is better, and it serves as a great meal replacement when I am on the go. The best part about Shakeology is that it helps to rid me of my chocolate cravings. I look forward to my chocolate banana shake everyday. It is my daily treat and I can’t believe it is nutritious at the same time.
How did a Beachbody supplement, nutritional product, or program affect any existing health conditions you have?
Since drinking Shakeology, I have not been sick, even when everyone around me has gotten sick. Prior to Shakeology, I also suffered from significant hair loss but now my hair is growing back stronger than ever. I feel the healthiest I have been my whole life.
Did you achieve any other measurable improvements with a Beachbody supplement, nutritional product, or program (e.g. blood pressure, blood sugar, triglycerides, etc.)?
I used to have high blood pressure but now it is normal.
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