Meet Lori W.! She participated in The Beachbody Challenge and won the $500 Daily Prize for December 31st!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I’m just the average 40 something stay-at-home mom. You know the one. The one that in her 20’s could eat anything she wanted, never workout and still be skinny as a twig!?! Well, that all changed with children and age. I was so busy taking care of everyone else that I forgot to take care of me. With the additional years came the additional pounds. I became depressed and ready to accept that this was me. I would just be heavy like my mother and grandmother before me.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
Well, then there were a few light bulb moments and some new fit & healthy friends. Now, I have decided not to accept the “heavy” me who is depressed and tired all the time. I am going to quit making excuses about my genetics or hormones or lack of time or whatever. I am going to start living what I preach to my kids every day. I can be whoever I want to be and I can do anything I want to do.
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 ME…my mental state…the negative self-talk. I was depressed and had nearly given up. I had to overcome the idea that I couldn’t do this. I had to believe in myself again.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I completed 2 rounds of 21 Day Fix followed by P90X3 and a round of PiYo. The meal plan made it very simple for me to stay on track with my eating throughout the day. The workouts were not overwhelming. I didn’t dread it or count the minutes.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
The funny thing is, when I look at my before and after photos what I notice most is my face. I think it says so much. In the before photo I see the puffy face and double chin but I also see sadness, depression and frustration with myself and current body & lifestyle. I just look tired. In the after photo I can actually see my cheekbones again. But, I also see the light back in my eyes. I can see that I feel strong and have energy. I see excitement for the future!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I have become a Beachbody Coach in hopes of inspiring my friends and family to life a healthier life. I want them all to feel as amazing and hopeful as I do.
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.