This girl looks pretty amazing! Don’t you agree!!?? Check out her story!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?*
Life before these programs was about average for me. I played sports, like softball, my whole life but I wasn’t too athletic, and I never really gave them 100%. I was lazy but I never considered myself to be overweight, just out of shape with a little pudge. My eating habits were terrible! Fast food, soda, sweets, over eating, and large portion sizes were a big problem for me. Sometimes I would only eat once or twice a day. I was so busy being a single mom, trying to get good grades in school, and always being on the go that I put my health on the back burner. But, I didn’t think I was unhealthy because I wasn’t overweight.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?*
In February of last year, my boyfriend (now fiancée) and I welcomed a new baby girl into the world. With this second pregnancy I packed on almost 60lbs of extra weight!! Seeing a picture of myself from a friends birthday party made me realize how big I had actually become. I knew that if I didn’t start making a change, and getting my weight in control, that I would never be able control it. I decided to make that change and began looking into programs that would help me reach my goals. I was so unhappy for letting myself get to the point of weighing 205 pounds. I had to take control and get my health together!
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 my endurance and how out of shape I was. Especially, after having two kids and being a former smoker! My eating habits were horrible as well. I was so tired that, sometimes, I didn’t want to cook. I would run through the fast food drive-thru, or even forget to eat at all because I was worried about the new baby, and a 3 year old. I started my journey with 2 rounds of INSANITY, then moved on to T25, P90X3, and now I just finished 21 Day Fix! The programs really helped me to stay focused. All of them have wonderful meal plans to follow, which made it easier to plan out my meals for the week! So easy in fact, I’m now a pro and help my own challengers get the hang of meal planning when they start out.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?*
I loved everything about 21 Day Fix it. The use of the color coded containers and how easy they made it to build a meal plan; not to mention that you get to eat A TON OF FOOD!!! I definitely did not starve with this program! And, the workouts were only 30 minutes a day, which was great for me being a busy mom.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?*
I did 2 rounds of the 21 day fix and lost 12lbs and about 11 inches total! I saw the most physical changes in my body with this program. I started noticing more definition, and tone, in my muscles, I was able to lift heavier weights, and my stamina increased immensely! Not to mention my fiancée was pretty impressed with how Autumn put my booty to work and made it rounder and firmer! Those sumo squats and lunges really do work people; I’m tellin’ ya!!!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?*
My life has changed drastically since joining Beachbody! I’ve lost 52lbs this past year and I couldn’t be happier!! I’m 26 years old, the mother of 2 girls, and in the BEST shape of my life! I’m more toned and stronger than ever. Not to mention I’ve lost 10 pant sizes! TEN!!! I went from a 15/16 to a 5/6! I haven’t been this size since I was a freshman in highschool. It just seriously blows my mind! I was happy just being able to fit into my pre baby size 9 jeans! Being part of this company was the best decision I’ve ever made and I’m so happy I stuck with it!
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
Being in the challenge groups seriously made all the difference! There are so many amazing people there to help keep you accountable and on track; you’ll always be able to find a push partner! The people I’ve met in my groups have seriously became some of my closest friends! It’s really encouraging to know you’re all on this journey together. We are there for one another no matter what. I LOVE MY TEAM!
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?
I definitely saw all the benefits associated with using Shakeology. I had more energy and was able to get through my workouts and still have a lot energy to last me the rest of the day. It curbed my cravings and helped me to feel fuller throughout the day. So much that I actually had to force myself to eat, and not skip, any of my meals during the day! It did amazing things for my skin and hair. I have also seen an improvement in muscle tone since starting to use Shakeology. I drink it every day and also make other delicious things with it, like cookies and protein bars! I love how versatile it is in cooking
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