I recently lost a few pounds. I started trying to lose weight last year and managed to get a few pounds off but then I started going back in the wrong direction again and couldn't get out of the rut! I have a friend who is a Beachbody coach, so I finally decided to give that a try. I committed to one month, and if it was successful then it was totally worth giving it a try. Well I lost 11 pounds the first month, and got fit, too! I'm down 21 pounds with Beachbody, and a total of 30 pounds!! The biggest difference though? The first picture is of an unhappy person, and the second is of a very happy person.
Why did Beachbody work for me?
1. Challenge Groups: The gym did not work for me because no one cared that I was there. I had no community of people to support me, and to be successful most of us need relationships and people who will help keep us motivated and we can be accountable to. With Beachbody, you get to be a part of Facebook challenge groups where you check in with a group doing the same thing you are. It's really what I needed.
2. Shakeology: The Beachbody nutrition/protein shakes helped me so much! It was awesome to have a chocolate (or whatever flavor) shake every day, and the protein and nutrition helped me to stay healthy and full. And as a vegetarian, it supplies some of the nutrition I have a difficult time getting into my diet.
3. Workouts: I need a specific workout and a schedule. There are a million different things to do on the internet these days but all the choices are overwhelming. The Beachbody workout I chose was Turbo Fire, which is like a cardio/kickboxing workout. But you can choose from a lot of very different workout programs. And most of them come with many different versions of the workout so you are not doing the same thing over and over. I have also signed up for Beachbody On-Demand, which allows you do use ANY of their workouts ... you don't just have to purchase one. I absolutely love it!! It's great, too, if you have multiple people in your home who want different types of workouts. Each person can log in and do whatever they want. Your husband wants to do P90X instead of Turbo Fire? No problem.
I recently signed up as a Beachbody coach because I want to continue doing what worked, and I love it. If you're interested in giving it a try, check out my Beachbody website and my Shakeology page. If you want to find out how to join one of our challenge groups, send me a message at HeatherJonesBeachbody@gmail.com.