Stay at Home Mom Finds Time to Lose 38 Pounds

Stay at Home Mom Finds Time to Lose 38 Pounds

Melissa D lost 38 lbs with P90XINSANITY, and 21 Day Fix. She entered her results into The Beachbody Challenge, and won the $500 Daily Prize for August 25th!

Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Before Beachbody I felt as if I had lost the battle! I didn’t feel like myself any longer. In high school, I was on the dance team and always felt pretty good about myself. After leaving the world of three to four hours of dance everyday, and eating whatever I wanted, I began to gain weight. Fast forward to 11 years later, I got married and had my beautiful little girl. I had gained over 60 lbs.! At my heaviest I weighed 215 lbs.! I was so upset with myself for becoming so heavy! I struggled with depression and had a lot of back and neck pain! One day I decided to take a picture of myself just to see how I really looked. When I saw that picture, I cried and at that moment I knew I had to change!

What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
After having my beautiful little girl, I had gotten so out of shape and I knew I could not be who I was. I wanted to teach my daughter what was right and, by my eating bad foods and being unhealthy, I wasn’t setting the example that I wanted for her. I also didn’t feel like myself! I began to hide behind my clothes and started to feel very bad about myself. I had been looking for something I could do at home. When I saw Beachbody on TV, I knew I had found my match!

What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
My biggest challenge before starting Beachbody was that I truly wasn’t happy with myself! I suffered from postpartum depression after having my daughter and I felt lost! Beachbody has truly changed my life both inside and out! I’m am on my way to having the body I’ve dreamed of and the mindset that I never could get myself to before the program!

What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I loved that every day was different! I have done DVD workouts before and always got bored with them. I’ve done P90X, INSANITY, and now 21 Day Fix; all the trainers kept me going! When I felt like I wanted to stop, they all would have something to say to keep you going. Like Tony, he would say “We aren’t tried…go, go, go!” I loved that! It makes you feel like you’re working out with them.


Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
With Beachbody, I got more than I could have ever imagined! I was nervous at first to order the program because, let’s face it, most workout DVDs don’t give you great results. But I took a risk and ordered it. And I can’t tell you how happy I am that I did! With Beachbody programs, I have lost a total of 38 pounds! I feel great and I can honestly say I feel happier as well! I plan to continue on with these programs!

How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
Now that I have completed three different programs, I have so much more energy. I feel confident about myself again. My body has changed so much! And most importantly, I’m a better mom for my daughter!

How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
I loved going onto Team Beachbody everyday. It was a way to feel like I had someone to push me when I needed it! The “before” and “after” pictures of people that have already completed the program were a big motivation for me! I also loved seeing my “goal” percentage number go up every week!

How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
My Coach was wonderful! Any question I had along the way she answered for me as well as gave many helpful tips for cooking! I also loved seeing her “before” and “after” photo. She inspired me!

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 used The P90X Results and Recovery Formula after most of my workouts. I must say, this really helped me with pushing play the next day! I never felt too sore to work out the next day thanks to this wonderful drink! I also used it before workouts for energy and it gave me just what I needed to give my all in every workout! I also began using Shakeology when I started my third program 21 Day Fix. Man is it good! I could drink it for every meal! I love it and it really does help my sweet tooth!

How did a Beachbody supplement, nutritional product, or program affect any existing health conditions you have?
Before Beachbody, I had horrible neck and back pain! Now that I have completed the program, the pain has almost disappeared! When I started the program, I noticed right away that my core was very weak! Beachbody has made me much stronger!

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.