Beachbody Results: Angie Lost the Weight that Had Been Haunting Her for 30 Years

Beachbody Results: Angie Lost the Weight that Had Been Haunting Her for 30 Years

Results vary depending on starting point and effort. Angie is an independent Beachbody Coach.

Angie Kelly, age 41 from Mattoon, IL, lost 75 lbs with a hybrid of Beachbody programs, such as 21 Day Fix21 Day Fix EXTREME, INSANITY MAX:30, PiYo, and Body Beast. She entered her results into The Beachbody Challenge and won $1,000!

Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
When I think about what it has taken to lose 75 pounds, I can honestly say it hasn’t been that hard. Being a little uncomfortable for 12 months hasn’t been hard. What’s hard is having been uncomfortable for 360 months before that because I was overweight. My weight was something that haunted me every single day. It kept me from being happy, from wearing the clothes I wanted to wear, from going to the pool with my kids, and it left me feeling uncomfortable both mentally and physically. So, to be able to overcome 30 years of feeling bad about myself in just 12 months has been easy and totally worth every sacrifice. I’ve long since forgotten about the things I really wanted to eat at the time. The feeling of reaching my goals far exceeds the yumminess of any dessert.

Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Before starting 21 Day Fix, I was in a very unhealthy habit of eating too much sugar. It was a vicious cycle! The more sugar I ate, the more I craved it. I was drinking soft drinks from the time I finished my morning coffee until I went to bed. I was eating poorly, and I felt the same. My energy level was low, I was having headaches, and my I was at my all time heaviest weight–including pregnancy. Every Monday I would tell myself that this was the week I would start eating better, yet I didn’t change my bad habits.

What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
A little over a year ago, I finally made the commitment to change… for real this time. Before Beachbody, I was bullied… I spoke such terrible words to myself that if I said those words to anyone else, they would never want to be my friend. I was a bully… to myself. I was at an all time high as far as my weight, and my self-esteem was at an all time low. I couldn’t even accept compliments from my husband because I felt so bad about myself. I got to the point that as soon as I walked in the door from work, I would put on my “comfy” clothes because that’s the only thing that I felt comfortable wearing. I am ashamed to say that more often than not I wore those clothes when I was out and about. I guess I thought baggy sweatpants would hide my body. I kept seeing friends share their Beachbody success on Facebook, and I decided to give it a try.

What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
The greatest challenge that I faced before Beachbody was that I didn’t believe in myself. I had lots of experience with “diets”, but what I didn’t know was that I was missing out on one key piece of the puzzle. It was through personal development (to grow my business) that I became aware of something called “mindset”. Although changing my mindset alone wasn’t going to get me to my goal (I still had to follow my program), it is the only thing that I had never done in the past. When I first started my journey with 21 Day Fix, I would browse the hashtag #21DayFix on Instagram and Facebook, I would search 21DF on Pinterest, I surrounded myself with people who were doing the program by joining groups. This support was such a big part of my success.

What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
Finishing Body Beast had less to do with changing my body, and more to do with changing what was going on in my head. In the last year I have lost 75 pounds with a hybrid of Beachbody programs, including 21 Day Fix, 21 Day Fix EXTREME, INSANITY MAX:30, and PiYo. Losing the weight that had been haunting me for 30 years was empowering, but I still wasn’t feeling the confidence that I thought I would after such a dramatic transformation. I always thought that if I could only lose weight, I would gain confidence and love myself. I had to kick self doubt out of my head and do something out of my comfort zone… that was where Body Beast came in. I did this to change myself on the inside. Any weight loss or muscle gain was a bonus! Completing the program was such an accomplishment, and I’m happy to say my mindset has made a major transformation… I was pretty pleased with my back and arms too!

Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
Losing over 75 pounds with Beachbody programs makes me proud, buying a size 4/6 instead of an 18 feels amazing, but I am especially grateful that I have found my self-confidence! I recently wore a bathing suit without a cover up while on vacation… and a bikini at that. I have never had the confidence to do this. Having to buy all new clothes has been a great feeling! No longer do I have to choose something because it fits… I can wear all those cute outfits I have always dreamed of.


How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I am so thankful to Beachbody for changing my life. I can’t believe that I now share with others on the topic of health and fitness. To think that I have made this transformation finally after so many years of wanting it is amazing! Because I am now happy with being me, my relationships have improved. I am a better mom to my kids. I no longer make excuses why we can’t go to the pool or play outside. I am a better wife. I can accept compliments from my husband without hesitation. I am confident… and that feels great!

How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
Having a group of people who are working towards the same goal as you is always helpful. There were times when I was thinking of skipping my daily workout, but in the back of my mind I knew the participants in my group had done theirs, so I did too. My Challenge Group shared recipes, encouraged each other, and answered questions along the way. There were also shout-outs that held us accountable by asking us to check-in. Seeing results from others in the group motivated me to do my best.

How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
Jenn was always available to support and encourage me along the way. She is an excellent example of what a Beachbody Coach should be! She helped me to see what the program could do for me! She is also the one who recommended I begin my journey with 21 Day Fix. Without her, I may never have started the program.

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?
Before Beachbody, I was addicted to sugar. Shakeology helped me kick my unhealthy cravings. It is everything that it is advertised to be! It is my breakfast and sets a healthy tone for my day.2

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2These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.