Meet Holly G.! She participated in The Beachbody Challenge and won the $500 Daily Prize for January 6th!
I’ve always been thicker than other girls, and very self-conscious. After having my second child, I topped the scales at 217 pounds … on a 5’2” frame! Then when my youngest child was a 1 ½ years old, all of a sudden, I dropped 60 pounds in 3 months without even trying. Turns out, it wasn’t a miracle, it was stage 2 non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and stage 4 bone marrow cancer. That’s something you never want to hear, especially when you’ve got two little babies counting on you. After 6 months of chemo and steroid treatments, I gained back those 60 pounds. So when I was put into remission status, instead of feeling happy, I was depressed, very overweight, had thinning hair, and completely unhappy.
To jumpstart some joy in my life, I did yet another fad diet, lost 30 pounds, got pregnant with baby #3, and gained it all back—putting me back at that unhappy 200+ number. I vowed then and there to get my body and health back in order. I owed it to my 3 girls, my husband, and myself to stop yo-yoing and get healthy once and for all.
I started counting calories and walking/running and dropped 60 pounds in a little over a year. I was feeling better but still dealing with anxiety and depression. Once I got stuck at a plateau, I decided to try INSANITY. I jumped right into a Challenge Group and pushed play without missing a day! I loved it and was hooked. My body started changing, and muscles I never knew I had started to appear. In those 60 days I lost 9 pounds and 18.5 inches!
Next up was INSANITY: THE ASYLUM. I also started drinking Shakeology with this program and within a week my energy doubled, and I was less irritable. Within 2 weeks, my anxiety was completely gone; that was reason enough for me to stay on Shakeology forever! I also love E&E; I take it first thing in the morning and am ready to push play and go hard. During ASYLUM, I lost 3 pounds and 9 inches in 30 days while significantly increasing my endurance. My hubby also benefited from this health kick too. So far he’s dropped 40 lbs. and his blood pressure and cholesterol have dropped so much that now he doesn’t have to go on medication for those health issues.
Shaun T. has forever changed my life, so when T25 came out, I knew I had to do it. Besides, who can turn down 25 minutes a day?! In 10 weeks I lost 5 lbs. and 18.5 inches—T25 is the best thing I’ve ever done! I now love working out and experiencing life. I wake up early and push play and am done in no time. I also have way more confidence than before, so my kids and husband are benefiting because now I’m not coming up with excuses as to why I can’t go places or do things.
Since I started my transformation back in the fall of 2011, I went from a size 16 to a 2, a 35-inch waist down to 22 inches, and 43% body fat down to 19%. I lost 13 inches in my hips, 10 in my thighs, and 9 in my chest. I even got into a bathing suit last summer and went to a public pool with my girls without feeling disgusting (something I haven’t done in 17 years).
My wonderful Coach was so inspired by my story and transformation that she urged me to try out Coaching—and I’m so glad I did. Now I can help so many others get their dream body too. Beachbody never stops surprising me, and I’m so blessed to be a part of their family!
You can change your life, too. Take The Beachbody Challenge™, for the ultimate motivation to get fit! Select any Beachbody® program and once you complete it, share your results for your chance to win cash and prizes.