Lost 75 lbs. in 14 Months!
Primary Program: Focus T25®, 21 Day Fix®
Supplement: Shakeology®, 3-Day Refresh
“The heart beat behind my transformation is my daughters. I wondered how I could teach them to have confidence and love themselves if I didn’t love myself. I wanted to raise these confident, happy, fierce girls, and I knew that action would speak louder than words. I had to show them how to be all those things!”
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?*Before I started with Beachbody, my life looked like a fairy tale from the outside looking in. But on the inside, I was a mess – I was dealing with post partum depression on top of the anxiety I had. I hated my body, and I never thought I was worth the time or money. My lack of confidence flowed into every area of my life – I never wanted to go anywhere and I would make excuses as to why I could not go, I never bought myself anything new because I felt like it would never look good on me anyways, I was uncomfortable even in front of my own husband which caused issues in our marriage. I felt like I was trapped in a fat suit, my reflection wasn’t who I was on the inside.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?*My inspiration, the heart beat behind my transformation is my daughters. I wondered how I could teach them to have confidence and love themselves, if I didn’t love my self. I wanted to raise these confident, happy, fierce girls and I knew that action would speak louder than words and I had to show them how to be all those things! My biggest fear is that they would grow up and be like me (well the old me) – depressed, anxious, no confidence, unhealthy. Secondly, it was important for me to work on my marriage. I knew a lot of the underlying issues where my issues. I didn’t think I was worthy of being loved, I was closed off, and it was a huge block in my life.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?*I had a lot of excuses. My husband and I work opposite shifts, my girls are young and require a lot of attention, I felt like I had to much to lose and that it was helpless. Beachbody helped to set small goals so I didn’t think about the big picture, but had small victories along the way. Beachbody also helped by providing workouts that were short – prior to Beachbody, I thought I had to spend hours in the gym and I never imagined I would get results like this in 30 minutes a day or less! Shakeology helped fight my carb and sweet cravings so I could skip the night time cereal or ice cream because I knew in the morning I was going to get my sweet fix with the shakes. The shakes fueled my body and I could feel a distinct difference between my cravings, energy level, and mood.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?*I chose T25 primarily because of the 25 min workouts. My husband works long hours and his schedule is busy. I needed something I knew I could fit into my daily life. I knew if I chose a program that took too much time then I would never stick to it. After completing T25, I started The 21 Day Fix, mainly because I knew I needed to work on the nutrition aspect of my transformation. I thought that after T25, the 21 Day Fix workouts would be easy – man was I wrong!!! The workouts were intense, the nutrition was amazing and I think I will continue using the meal plan with every program I do because it is simple and works!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?*Prior to Beachbody, I would lose weight, then it would stall then I would get frustrated and stop and gain it all back. So when I lost 30 lbs in 60 days and then kept losing it – I was floored! To date, I have lost 75 pounds – that is more weight than the weight of both my kids! I think what I am most proud of is my confidence level, I am wearing a bikini! I am looking people in the eyes again, I can hold my head high and I am the example I wanted to be for my girls. I am proud that I can run with my girls, lift them up, throw them in the air, take them places, and just show them how wonderful life is. When I see my transformation photos, I can not even believe it myself! I am the healthy fit mom that I always wanted to me – my reflection is finally how I feel inside and how I wanted to feel for so long. I don’t feel trapped, I feel alive and I am finally who my family deserves me to be!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?*Beachbody has changed my entire life, easily one of the best decisions of my life. I have the energy to be the mom I wanted to be. I have the strength and confidence to teach my girls how to be strong, powerful women. My marriage has improved because of my increased confidence and improved mood. I am proud of my successes with my body and I am not hesitant to go out anymore. I realized that investing a little bit of time into myself, I am a better wife, mom and person. I am so proud that I have used my platform to change the lives so many! I am chasing my daughter on her bike while pushing a stroller up a hill, I am no longer making excuses to hang out at the pool, and my daughter’s lives have changed as well. My 5 year old exercises with me, she asks me about healthy choices, they aren’t drinking juice, we traded chicken nuggets for grilled chicken and white pasta for whole wheat!
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?The Challenge Group helped me tremendously. When I didn’t know what to eat, when I didn’t feel like pushing play I knew I had peer support and the support of my coach to get me through when I wasn’t strong. The group was fun and supportive. I love the recipes my coach would post, the fun assignments (most sweaty selfies and meal photos) and the inspiring quotes.
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?Shakeology was pivotal in my transformation. I experienced increased energy, I slept better, and I was less bloated and crampy. Shakeology tastes so amazing, it was a sweet treat for me every morning. It kept me full. I was able skip my night time snacking, which was huge for me. Prior to Shakeology, I had a bowl of cereal or ice cream every night. I never thought I would be able to give that up, but I did without a single issue. I noticed a change in my mood and was finally experiencing more regularity.