Meet Brittany M.! She participated in The Beachbody Challenge and won the $500 Daily Prize for December 23rd!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Before I started I was feeling uncomfortable in my own skin. I was trying to hide from the world. My relationship with my husband was at a breaking point. I was unhappy and taking it out on him. My sex drive was almost non existent because of the way I felt, and I thought my husband would be turned off by it. I had a baby 9 months prior, but I was about 30 lbs over weight when I first got pregnant. My eating habits throughout my pregnancy were unhealthy, and it didn’t change after I gave birth. I was at the heaviest I had ever been, and I knew that something needed to change, or I would lose my husband who has always been my number one cheerleader. I didn’t know where to begin with clean eating and exercising with all the fad diets out there. My husband left for a deployment with the Army and our relationship was still on the rocks. I knew that there was only one person that could truly change the way things were and that was me.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
My inspiration to change came from inside myself. I wanted to be an active, healthy mommy and set an example for my son. I wanted to be able to give my son the tools he needs to live a happy healthy life. I wanted to be the wife my husband deserved. I wanted to show others that it is possible to change your unhealthy habits and lose weight the right way. My husband always says I’m beautiful and that he loves my body, but I cannot wait for him to get his hands on me when he comes home from Afghanistan!
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
Before beginning the Beachbody Challenge, the biggest challenge I faced was the thought of failing. I was scared I was going to give up like I have so many times before. I was afraid it would be too hard for me. Beachbody helped me overcome those challenges by providing me with the best coach and now friend. She cheered me on and added me to a challenge group that changed my life! The challenge groups offered accountability that I so desperately needed and support from people on the same journey as me. I have never stuck with a program and eating plan for this long. I was in disbelief when my habits of bad eating had disappeared and the craving were no longer around. I am now addicted to working out and feeling great!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I loved how the eating plan was fool proof! There was no question as to what I was supposed to be getting each day. The workouts were perfect for a mom who needed to get in and out of a workout quickly, but still see results. They pushed me just enough to where I had to tell my mind not to quit and that I could do it.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
The results I achieved so far have been life changing. I am proud that I no longer feel the need to eat greasy, processed food. I am most proud that I know that it is totally possible to eat a healthy and filling meals 5-6 times a day! I am proud that I know that I can do anything I set my mind to! My greatest achievement has been losing more weight than I ever expected and being the tiniest I have ever been in my life. I never thought that was possible after having my son.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
Since completing PiYo, I have more energy to run around with my son. I am happy and more pleasant to be around. I have a new sense of self-worth and confidence. My relationship with my husband has never been better because I am no longer unhappy with myself. It’s amazing how this program has affected every aspect of my life and made me all around more positive and easier to be around.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
The challenge groups were amazing. The other people in the groups were always liking and commenting on my posts. They were always cheering me on for my victories over a workout or craving. I really could not have done it without a challenge group. I was happy to post my sweaty pictures everyday and get the support from everyone. Some of the people from the challenge group have become my closest friends.
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?
Shakeology helped me with my cravings for bad food. It felt like I was having a cheat meal when I wasn’t. It helped me stay full and satisfied and I always feel energized after drinking it. It has also given me so many healthy alternatives to desert meals! Chocolate shakeology pudding is amazing!
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