“Sharing my story has helped me keep going”

“Sharing my story has helped me keep going”

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

Meet Jacqueline V. She lost 62 lbs with 2 rounds of Body Beast and 1.5 rounds of PiYo. She entered her results into The Beachbody Challenge, and won the $500 Daily Prize for April 6th!

Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
My story started nearly a decade ago, and I didn’t even know it! When I was younger, I “realized” that everyone I liked and looked up to had a few things in common. They were all beautiful, thin, and unhealthy. Figuring that since they looked so happy, I thought those things would make me happy too! Wouldn’t you know it…when I lost weight, I gained friends. I was never overweight. I was the average size of a young country girl. With each pound I lost, I gained confidence. Little did I know, I was letting an eating disorder into my life, which slowly took over. As I became a mother, I doubled in body weight, and I knew this was it. I had to change! To be the best mother I could be, it had to start with me.

What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I have always looked at pictures of me in my “prime” and wanted to look that way again. Recently, my view of a healthy body has changed! I have started to see more female fitness models who look amazing, and I am so inspired to lose the extra weight the right way. I am building muscle and eating healthy foods all day long! I love these programs, but most of all, I love being a healthy role-model for my family and friends! I am finding success, and I never plan to stop working out and eating healthily.

What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?

The hardest challenge I have overcome has been the public. It was so hard to work out in front of anyone. It was scary to post my photos or progress to my Facebook. When I gained the nerve to go public, I was in awe of how many people reached out to me and said that I inspired them. There is no way I can, or will, stop now. Being able to share my story and my success to help others has helped me to keep going. I set higher an higher goals, and sharing my goals keeps me accountable!

What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I love that is was easy for me to follow, and many times I felt sore instantly!

Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I enjoyed my time working out and it truly kept me motivated! My legs became sexy and defined, and my posture improved!

How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?

My life has changed in so many amazing ways since discovering Beachbody. First and foremost, my health! My family is proud of me, and they are all eager to make progress towards their own goals with the help of Beachbody. I get messages all the time from people congratulating me on my success, and thanking me for inspiring them. By eating healthy and working out, I am actually helping so many other people to take their first steps to a healthier lifestyle. How incredible is that? I am so happy with myself. I love working out, and I love eating! My progress photos are not embarrassing anymore. They represent the battles that I have won! The best part is knowing that what I do can help to spark the fire in someone else to change their lives for the better. That is what it is all about, loving ourselves and helping others!

How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
My Coach has been amazing. She sees my success and congratulated me from the first day! I could have never taken this leap without her constant support and encouragement!

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?
I am absolutely in love with Shakeology. My family is hooked on it as well. I am all about staying as close to the Earth as possible so the natural ingredients were the best option offered anywhere. I have at least one shake a day. I never crave junk foods, I have endless energy (which is a must with a 2.5 year old and a 4 month old), and I am happier and more satisfied with life.2

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.

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