Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I was always in “ok” shape up until I had my 3 boys within 3 years!! I gained 40 lbs with each pregnancy and each time it became harder to lose! By my 3rd pregnancy, I was exhausted!! Chasing around 2 little ones was difficult enough, but the extra weight made moving around almost impossible! I had hip pain, low back pain, poor posture, plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel in my hands, migraines, no energy etc etc!!!! By the time I had my 3rd baby, I was ready to take action! I was NOT ok with living my life this way.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
My biggest inspiration was of course my children! 3 boys under that age of 3 will keep you on your toes and I knew I needed to be in great shape if I wanted to keep up! They deserve the best version of me every day and I knew I needed to do something wth myself! My brother was also doing P90X and posting videos on FB about his journey. His commitment and vulnerability made me take notice and recognized that this was something I could do too!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
My life is amazing now. It always was before, but now it’s EVEN BETTER! No more migraines, I eat healthier, I have more confidence, I’m much more positive and I attract positive people into my life. Once you start working to improve yourself, the rewards come to you in numerous ways. And Inspiring others to get healthy is the best reward of all. I am constantly getting compliments and people asking me how I can help them. It’s the best feeling.
How did Shakeology® support your transformation? What are the greatest benefits you gained?
I would say Shakeology was responsible for 80% of my success!! Eating the right foods and eating to fuel your body is the most important part of this journey! I was always a healthy eater, but this kicked it up a notch. After my second pregnancy, I went on the Atkins diet and was eating a lot of the processed protein bars and high fat foods. This caused me to have severe stomach issues which landed me in the emergency room!! Post pregnancy hormones can have a serious impact on your digestion. That is why I was so anxious to get started with Shakeology after baby #3! And I am happy to say, I’ve had NO issues whatsoever!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
25 minutes a day gave me no room to make excuses not to get it done! Also, the RESULTS!! Seriously, my abs look better now than BEFORE I had 3 children!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I lost 3 inches off my waist, 3 off my hips, 3 off my thighs and .5 off my arms. Did not lose any weight, but I had none to lose. My main goal was to tone up and gain lean muscle and that I did! I am proud that I completed the entire program and I’m proud of my after pic.
Thanks, Shannon, for being such an inspiration!
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