Meet Erin T.! She participated in The Beachbody Challenge and won the $500 Daily Prize for August 31st!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Before starting Focus T25, my life looked like a fairy tale to everyone but me. I had a new house in a great neighborhood, a husband, two beautiful daughters, and a great job. But, I just was not happy. I could barely look at myself in the mirror. I was struggling with anxiety and depression. I never wanted to go anywhere or do anything because I felt sluggish and nothing fit. I dreaded and avoided social situations. I even felt depressed before vacationing because yet another year went by without losing the weight.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I had my “ah-ha” moment in a dressing room. I hadn’t stood in front of a three angled mirror in years. I stood there and stared at myself. I cried and just stood there. I knew in that moment my life was about to change. I was too young to give up on this. My girls are my biggest inspiration. I didn’t want them to be the old me. I couldn’t teach them to be strong, confident women when I didn’t love myself. My life has changed so much since starting the program 60 days ago. I feel so much better about myself, and I am gaining confidence I never had before. My mission is to inspire other women and moms like me who thought this could never be possible
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 works long hours, and I used the, “I don’t have time excuse.” My daughters both wake up in the middle of the night so I used the, “I am too tired excuse.” I also had a huge problem with nighttime snacking. Shakeology helped fight my carb and sweet cravings so I could skip the night time cereal or ice cream. I knew in the morning I was going to get my sweet fix with the shakes. The shakes kept me full and satisfied.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
The results I received with Focus T25 and Shakeology are incredible. When I first started setting goals, I said I wanted to lose 15-20 lbs in 10 weeks. But, I lost 30 lbs in 60 days. That is insane! Within 2 weeks, my energy level was starting to increase, I was seeing results, and my depression was improving. I found myself to be a better, more patient mom. My new found confidence was appealing to my husband, and our marriage started improving. I am most proud of using my results to inspire other moms. I have been able to turn my weight loss journey into a platform to inspire others to change. I am so proud of my new confidence, and I see it radiate in my girls. I used to kick a ball for my daughter to chase, and now I’m saying, “Chase me!”
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
Beachbody has changed my entire life. It’s 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. By investing a little bit of time into myself, I am a better wife, mom and person. Volunteering was always important to me, but I was too embarrassed to meet new people. Since Beachbody, I can stand tall and proud, and I have been able to start volunteering with my 4-year-old again.
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.