Daily Success 1/30/2013 – one day I looked in the mirror and didn’t even recognize myself


I’ve always been the tall, thin girl, who never had to exercise, or give much thought to what I ate. But then one day I looked in the mirror and didn’t even recognize myself. I had packed on 10 pounds, was bloated beyond belief, and looked exhausted. I felt horrible inside and out, and my confidence was totally shot.

I didn’t know what to do to reverse what I had done until a friend reminded me that I had purchased P90X a few years back, and suggested I give it a try. I’ve always been impressed by the results other people got—so I dug it out, dusted it off, and found my Team Beachbody Coach, Jamie Len Cumbo. I’m so incredibly thankful I did, because Jamie and my Challenge Group helped me turn my life around in just three short months.

It’s really tough going from NEVER working out and eating junk for 21 years, to pushing play EVERY SINGLE DAY and eating healthy! So if it weren’t for Jamie and my Challenge Group, I would have thrown in the towel and quit very early on. The only reason I succeeded was because of the accountability and the inspirational aspect of the group. We’d share tips, recipes, and motivational quotes on a daily basis, which was key to keeping everyone on track.

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I’ve never been a major sweets person, but have always been addicted to bad carbs, like breads and pastas. But within the first week of drinking Shakeology, my cravings disappeared, my digestion improved, and my energy level shot up significantly. Looking back, I wish I started drinking url=http://www.teambeachbody.com/nutrition-shake/shakeology]Shakeology[/url] on day one, but unfortunately, I didn’t take my first sip until the last month ofP90X. Now I can’t image living without it.

I ended up losing 9 pounds with P90X and Shakeology, and I’m down to my “normal” weight. I went from having 20% body fat to only 14%, and I’ve toned up completely. The body parts I’m most proud of after P90X are my abs. I’ve always been skinny, but I’ve never had abs. Now I do and it feels great! I’ve also regained my confidence and absolutely love life again.

I had such a successful experience that I’m now a Beachbody Coach, on a mission to help others regain their health, bodies, and lives. If I could do it, anyone can.