At 35 years old and weighing in at 220 pounds, I felt tired, heavy, depressed, ugly, fat, sick, and hopeless. I didn’t like the way I looked so much that I’d brush my teeth looking down at the sink; it was so hard to see myself in the mirror. I couldn’t keep up with my kids or the daily activities of being a mom, wife, and busy woman. I was tired of being sick and I really wanted to feel better about myself so I could be a good example for my daughter. I wanted to wear a bikini and skinny jeans for the first time in my life, and actually look good in them. So I ordered T25.
I chose T25 because I wanted to lose weight fast! And while I wanted to challenge myself, I didn’t want to spend a lot of time every day working out and sacrificing time with my 3 kids. Before T25, I’d skip working out simply because I just didn’t have an hour to an hour-and-a-half to burn. But I found T-25 to be totally doable.
T25 was a little challenging in the beginning because I was so out of shape, but I made the decision to COMMIT and SUCCEED, so I stuck with it and it paid off—big time. I was so in love with the program and the energy and happiness I felt after every workout. I kept pushing play and started to eat healthy by following the meal plan. I even joined teambeachbody.com to log my workouts, which kept me accountable. Getting up at 5 a.m. to work out wasn’t easy and I needed accountability, plus seeing those days change colors kept me going. Being part of a Challenge Group was amazing too because I had accountability from people going through the same ups and downs as I was. I never felt alone on my journey and my motivation stayed way up with all the support.
I’ve also been drinking Shakeology daily and it’s made a huge difference in my health. I haven’t gotten a cold since I started, and drinking Shakeology has helped me fight off my chocolate and bread cravings. Who needs chocolate ice cream, full of fat and sugar, when there’s Chocolate Shakeology? Not this girl!
With T25 and Shakeology my health and weight changed completely. My cholesterol dropped from 217 to 146 and I’m no longer an “overweight” person. I went from 220 lbs. to 143 and a size 16 to an 8. My waist shrunk from 44 inches to 31, hips went from 46 to 38, and I lost 4 inches in my thighs. I even went from 32% body fat to 19%. WOW! I’m fitter than I’ve ever been in my life and feel amazing.
Sure it was hard at times, but I followed Shaun T’s instructions and did my best and pushed a little harder every day. I now see muscles that I didn’t know existed, and I feel so strong, fit, healthy, and energetic! I have lean muscles now and can jump, dance, run, and play with my kids without feeling tired. Plus, I can actually see my abs! I don’t fear mirrors and pictures anymore and actually make exercising a priority without looking for excuses not to do it. My entire family has gone through a complete lifestyle change as well and I couldn’t be more proud.
Having friends tell me, “You are an inspiration and I want to look like you” IS AWESOME!!!! I used to be the one that wanted to look like my friends, because I was always the big one—but not anymore. Thanks Beachbody, you guys really did change my life.
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