Brooke lost 73 in a year using Shakeology and a variety of the fitness programs from Beachbody. Here's her story...
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I felt awful. I had no energy and was completely inactive. I found myself not able to enjoy the life around me because of my lack of fitness and confidence. I was embarrassed by the way I looked, the way I felt, and by how limited I was in the activities I could do with my friends. I was sick and tired of being embarrassed of myself and tired all the time. I was sick of not being able to do the things I loved, and I was sick of hating myself every time I looked into a mirror.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
My biggest challenge was that I had no motivation, no energy to try to even find motivation, and I really didn’t know how to eat healthy or work out in a way that would help my body get where it needs to be. I also had no confidence that it was even possible. Beachbody helped me to tremendously; it taught me how to eat healthy in a simple, doable way, and it provided me with a wonderful Coach who put me in a Challenge Group that pushed me every single day to find my own willpower. It taught me that I am worth taking an extra 30 minutes a day to work out, and it taught me that my body is worth fueling properly. It pushed my to my limits and further, giving me a confidence I have never felt before in my life.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I love everything about the 21 Day Fix, which is where my journey began. The portion control containers and the way the nutrition is explained made the “how” of healthy eating click for me. Something changed in my mind when I did this program; I saw it as something doable, enjoyable, and life-changing. I love the workouts, love that I am able to enjoy the foods I love, love Autumn as a trainer, and love the people in her workout videos! My most recent program, PiYo, was a brand new type of challenge for me! I’ve been a cardio junkie since I started my journey a little over a year ago, so it took some “convincing myself” to slow it down with PiYo. It was still such a great workout, a burner, and one of the toughest booty workouts I’ve ever done! My body definitely needed the stretching and flexibility that this program encouraged, and I loved Chalene’s energy and personality!
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
The Challenge Group made all the difference for me! It was amazing being surrounded by motivating people going through the exact same thing as I was. The group supported me and held me accountable by asking me to post my ratings every single day, which I vowed to do honestly every single day.