Read her AMAZING story below!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?*
I’ve struggled with being overweight for as long as I can remember. My highest weight came after the birth of my son in 2000. I went through several diet & weight loss programs with some success, but I always seemed to go back up and even exceed my starting weight. I felt like a failure in many aspects because of this. I have been unhappy with the lack of care I’ve given my body through the years to produce such undesirable results. As a Christian, I’ve always known my body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, but never really did anything to seriously honor this until now.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?*
I had been wanting to start exercising again in another attempt to lose weight when I heard about Body Gospel. A cousin of my husband, Abby, who lives several thousands of miles away, encouraged me to start. She didn’t know me very well, but offered to exercise with me since she was also looking to lose weight. We set up a time to exercise each day and agreed to text or chat via Facebook to motivate & keep tabs on each other. It was at this point I promised myself and Abby I would not stop until I succeeded in reaching & maintaining a healthy lifestyle and BMI.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?*
My greatest challenge was not being consistent. I had the tendency in previous weight loss attempts to quit once I stopped losing weight. I would easily become frustrated and resort to old habits. Once I committed to starting my transformation with Body Gospel, seeing great results and feeling a wonderful sense of achievement, I felt motivated to continue using the structured programs Beachbody offers. After completing Body Gospel, I started Rockin Body & Shakeology. Then I started ChaLean Extreme. I’ve obtained the best results ever using this program & Shakeology. I appreciate the structure of each of the programs. This helped me stay focused and consistent throughout the entire period. I kept the momentum going with the Ultimate Reset. Then jumped right into Focus T-25. I love the intense workouts in minimal time. I completed all 3 phases & had great results.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?*
I’ve lost 18 lbs and 22″ from using Focus T25 and Shakeology. I’m fitting into size 12 pants and a medium shirt. I haven’t been at my current weight in over 13 years. In all my previous weight loss attempts, I’ve never lost more than 27 lbs at a time. Most notably my body fat percentage has decreased significantly. Now, after starting with Beachbody products over 18 months ago, I’m down a total of 116 lbs and more determined than ever to keep going until I reach my final goal.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?*
I’ve proven to myself that I can accomplish anything I set me mind to. My self-esteem has improved immensely. I feel better about the way I look. I have more energy now, and don’t miss the poor eating habits. I look forward to clothes shopping since I’m excited to fit into a smaller size. I’m in a position where I can help others in similar struggles. They see my results and feel like this can be a reality for them too. There’s nothing more rewarding than being empowered to help others as a result of my determination & success. I’m thankful to God and Beachbody for helping to make this possible.
Did you achieve any other measureable improvements with a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program? (e.g. Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, triglycerides, etc…)
I’ve discovered my blood pressure has improved, LDL cholesterol has decreased, and HDL has increased. Most notably my body fat percentage has decreased significantly. I’m so pleased with the results thus far from using Shakeology.
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