How Sarah Lost the Weight and Kept It Off

How Sarah Lost the Weight and Kept It Off

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

Sarah F. lost 40 lbs. with INSANITY, INSANITY MAX:30, and 21 Day Fix EXTREME. She entered her results into The Beachbody Challenge, and won the $500 Daily Prize for September 17th!

Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Before I started my journey with my very first program of INSANITY, I was unhappy, tired all of the time, and also run down. I didn’t feel confident in my own skin, and I was sensitive to anything anyone said. I had to buy clothes monthly because my weight was always fluctuating, and I bought clothes to cover anything I was self-conscious about — mostly around my stomach.

What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
My family on both my mom’s and my father’s side are overweight. I had no idea where to begin in losing the weight that I was gaining. I was winded just going up a flight of stairs, and even that would cause me to break a sweat. I wasn’t comfortable in my own skin and I wanted to be confident like I once was. I had seen all the health issues that my family had endured, and I didn’t want to be another statistic because of my own habits. That’s when I watched the infomercial about INSANITY. I knew I would be crazy for doing it, but I was desperate for a change. I never went to the gym, because I had no idea what I would even begin with there anyway, and the thought of it made me uncomfortable. I decided to order INSANITY from the Team Beachbody website with money from my tax return, and that is where it all began.

What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program?
Before beginning the program, I struggled with eating properly and sticking to the nutrition guide. I was 19, almost 20 at that time and was working two jobs in the food industry. I never gave myself the time to make anything, and I would eat at work or pick up some fast food as a result of limited time. That was another turning point — realizing I needed to also eat healthy if I wanted the weight to stay off.

What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I have now done INSANITY, INSANITY MAX:30, 21 Day Fix EXTREME, and now currently I am working out with CIZE. I have loved them all in helping me further reach my goals, particularly MAX:30. My journey all began with Shaun T, and learning how to portion food was where the inches started falling off. In my first round of INSANITY MAX:30, I lost 16 inches alone in 60 days. I couldn’t believe it and I still can’t.



Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
The results I have received have gone so far beyond what the scale says about me. It has made me more confident in my skin. I am not as shy. I am stronger, and I have been able to do things that I never have been able to do before. I have lost so many inches that most clothes that I had are loose or falling off. I am most proud of sticking with it on days that I didn’t want to and being able to keep the weight off.

How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I have more upper body strength. I have more endurance, and I am not winded going up a flight of stairs. It has given me my life back a little more and more each time I complete a workout and eat properly. I have made healthier choices a habit and a mindset, and have more knowledge about nutrition, as well as what works for me and what doesn’t. It has drastically changed my view on life, and I am happier because of that.

How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
Yes, the Challenge Group helped me to stay on track and made sure that I was getting my workouts in, even when I didn’t want to. It made sure that I was consistently drinking my Shakeology and keeping up with eating right. It has helped me to see that I wasn’t doing it alone on my journey and that it was possible for me to achieve my goals.

How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
She was awesome. She checked in on me and made sure to see if I had any questions. Also, her posts in the group were informative, and helped me learn different recipes and how to stay on track.

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?
Since becoming a Coach, I started drinking Shakeology every day. That has helped me to stay on track with my nutrition by reducing my junk food cravings.1 I also have more energy in my day and I am not drinking coffee for an energy spike every day. I also have used the 3-Day Refresh, which has helped me to get over the weight loss plateaus1 and get a break from bad eating habits after having a bad week or after traveling.

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.

1These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.