Leslie Started on New Year’s Day. Look at Her Now!

Leslie Started on New Year’s Day. Look at Her Now!

Leslie Matozo lost 88 lbs. with Hip Hop Abs, PiYo, 21 Day Fix, 21 Day Fix EXTREME, and FOCUS T25. She entered her results into the Beachbody Challenge, and won the $500 Daily Prize for January 1st, 2016!

Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I was 32 and had six kids. My youngest had just turned two, and I was so unhappy with everything about myself. I was very self-conscious, and always wore bigger clothes than I needed to. On New Year’s Day 2014, I realized my size 24 pants were too small, and that hurt. I started taking pictures, and could not believe I had let myself get that big. I was extremely unhappy.

What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I realized that I had been lying to myself about being that big. I decided to take action, and on January 1, 2014, I set a goal to lose 100 pounds in a year. I reached out to a few people for help, but mostly decided to go it alone. I started walking at the track here in town, when a mom of one of my son’s friends reached out to me. She said she was a Beachbody Coach and wanted to help. I joined her Facebook Challenge Group and got motivated. She loaned me her Hip Hop Abs program, and it just escalated from there.

What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
Motivation. I wanted to lose the weight, but didn’t want to actually do anything. When Destiny Smith-Kitchel loaned me her Hip Hop Abs program and let me in her Challenge Group, I started to get that motivation I needed to keep going. After Hip Hop Abs, I did PiYo, then 3-Day Refresh, then 21 Day Fix, and just recently finished 21 Day Fix EXTREME. Although I still haven’t met that original goal, I’m positive I will more than exceed it this year.

What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I liked all of the programs that I have done. I particularly like 21 Day Fix EXTREME and FOCUS T25, because they really push me.

Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I have lost inches and almost 90 pounds. But more so, I’ve gained confidence that it is not impossible to reach my goal.


How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I’ve gained confidence, and I try to help others stay motivated. If I can do it, they definitely can.

How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
It helped keep me accountable, because I didn’t want to be the only one not doing the work. If they could all stick to it, so could I.

How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
I’ve had multiple Coaches, and I feel kind of crazy about that, because they all have been wonderful support, just at different times. The Coaches I’ve had are Destiny Smith-Kitchel, Angel Winton, Lisa Ward, and now Kathleen Morrison.

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, or digestion/regularity?
I used Shakeology, and I love it. It helps curb the constant cravings and keeps me regular.

How did a Beachbody supplement, nutritional product, or program affect any existing health conditions you have?
Shakeology and 3-Day Refresh have helped me quite a bit to not feel so hungry and not crave the junk.

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.

*Results vary depending on starting point, goals, and effort.