Hip Hop Abs Results: This Mom Made Time for Her Workouts and Lost 20 Pounds

Hip Hop Abs Results: This Mom Made Time for Her Workouts and Lost 20 Pounds

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

Sandi Long lost 19.8 lbs. in less than 80 days with Hip Hop Abs. She entered her results into The Beachbody Challenge, and won the $500 Daily Prize for September 19th!

Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Before starting the program, I led a pretty sedentary life. Not having grown up participating in any sports, nor having ever been encouraged to be active, I found myself increasingly stiff, sore, tired, and depressed at 46. Although I didn’t feel incredibly overweight, I definitely started to notice the pounds adding on. I felt pretty miserable, and hated the way I looked and felt. I worried that I wouldn’t be able to keep up with my four kids, let alone any grandkids I might be blessed to have someday. That thought made me really sad, that I may not be able to live the kind of life I wanted with my husband and children, who are everything to me. I lacked confidence in mind, body, and soul.

What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I kept seeing posts on Facebook by my good friend, and now Coach, Michelle Ray. She was already inspiring to me, even before Beachbody, but seeing her posts and reading about the changes that she had made, as well as those that she had coached, finally got to me. I was tired of feeling tired and depressed; tired of wasting my days and not feeling fulfilled. I wanted the life, and body, that I saw others achieving.

What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
Probably the biggest challenge was stress. Being the mother of four, including a child with special needs in addition to some very stressful family issues, was taking its toll on my body. Every day, back pain and muscle knots in my neck and shoulders made me increasingly less active. Migraines that lasted for days on end were also a common occurrence. Committing to the Beachbody program has made my body so much stronger and more flexible. I no longer have back pain or muscle knots. I have only had one migraine in the past 10 weeks. I feel so much less stressed because I feel like I am using my energy to make positive changes in my life…for me!

What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I can’t say enough fabulous things about Hip Hop Abs! It pushes me physically, but is also tons of fun! I sweat a lot and it feels great! Shaun T is absolutely amazing! He motivates me, makes me laugh, and is so encouraging. I never get bored and love that there are so many workouts to choose from, each with a different focus. I look forward to working out every day, and often times double up to maximize the benefits! I tell anyone that will listen just how much I love this program!

Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I have achieved a greater weight-loss than I originally set out for, and I am confident in the new goal I have set for myself. I am so much more flexible. I feel healthier and stronger than I ever have in my life! I have toned arms, abs, and quads. I have a much greater endurance level. I have so much more energy! I have gone down two dress sizes, and have lost two-and-half inches in my waist and three-and-a-half inches in my hips in just two months. The achievement I am most proud of is my overall strength and fitness level!



How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
My life has changed in so many ways since starting Beachbody. I feel so much stronger and healthier in mind, body, and soul! I am more confident and feel so good in my own skin. I have a lot more energy, and feel much more focused. I have so much less back pain and stiffness. The muscle knots in my neck and shoulders are gone. I am much more stress-free. I am more determined then ever to continue improving my health and fitness, and encourage those I love to do the same. I feel happy and take pride in the fact that I am taking the time to improve myself every day! I love my new body!

How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
At first, I had a lot of reservations about the idea of participating in a Challenge Group. It was way out of my comfort zone, and I didn’t feel like it would be very beneficial for me. Boy was I wrong! I am a perfectionist at heart, so when I committed to participating in the group, there was no other choice for me but to give it my all. Knowing that each day I would be tasked with a challenge, big or small, it pushed me to stick with the program. If I faced a particular healthy eating dilemma or struggled with a daily workout, I knew that I could post to the group and get the support and encouragement I needed. Seeing others make great strides in their own personal journey made me want to push myself even harder as well.

How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
My Coach has, and continues to be, absolutely amazing! Not only does she inspire me with her own journey and accomplishments, she has been there every step of the way with me for my own journey! When I felt discouraged about not getting fast enough results, she talked me through it, patiently reminding me to stick it out and the changes would come. When I initially struggled with my fitness program, she offered support and suggestions. She really listens and genuinely cares about my successes. She has remained super positive and has gone out of her way to build me up and make me feel like I can do anything!

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?
I love the flexibility of Shakeology! I love that there are so many different ways to enjoy Shakeology and incorporate it into my daily life.

You can change your life, too. Take the Beachbody Challenge for the tools you need to Decide, Commit, and Succeed! Complete any Beachbody program, and enter your results for a free gift and a chance to win cash and prizes.