Jannie is a coach in my downline who lost 156lbs and reversed Type II Diabetes with Beachbody programs! Her success story is remarkable and so inspiring! Once you Believe in yourself all things are possible!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body? After losing over 130 pounds, and working 2 Les Mills programs I found myself on a frustrating plateau. I knew I needed to do something different, and I thought T25 would be just the push I needed to get over that hump!
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey? When I found out I had diabetes, and Was only 5 pounds away from being 300 pounds… I new I had to do something. It was time to take control of my life back, and start LIVING again.
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 has always been myself. I talk myself into believing I can’t do the same things everyone else can. But the BB support groups are amazing and motivational for me. For once in my life I CAN do the things other people are doing. T25 really helped give me the strength mentally and physically to believe I can do it. Now I don’t sit around and wonder if I can… I just push play and DO IT.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose? T25 was FUN! And FAST. And KILLER. But it’s only 25 minutes!!!! I LOVE that there is a modifier for all of the exercises… that makes it so much less intimidating for the average person. I love how much energy I had at the end of every workout. And I LOVE the changes I saw in my body… I was getting compliments on my second week of working T25!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of? I have gone down another 19 pounds, now totaling 156 POUNDS!!! I went down 2 1/2 pant sizes with T25. I now have a BOOTY, which I am ecstatic about!! I gained so much definition and muscle with this program, I could go on for days. But I’m the most excited about how I have increased my fitness level. Nothing seems unattainable for me now!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program? The biggest change is how I am actually affecting other peoples’ lives through my story. Friends and friends of friends have followed me on Facebook, and watched my progress, and are now approaching me and telling me THEIR stories. It is so surreal to be someone else’s inspiration. It gives me a new motivation every day, and it fills me with so much pride that I never had before. I didn’t just find a smaller/stronger body hiding inside there, I found a stronger ME.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable? I have had a number of people in my support group working through T25 with me. We laugh, and joke, and complain, and share our triumphs. But at the end of the day I know those women are looking to me for motivation just as much as I am to them. It really is a Fit Family we have here.
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? I love my Shakeology! I don’t feel complete if I haven’t had my shakeO!
Did you achieve any other measureable improvements with a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program? (e.g. Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, triglycerides, etc…) I am finally off of my Diabetes medication for good!!! My A1C levels started out at 7.8 and are now 4.8!!! My endocrinologist couldn’t be more pleased with my results!