In high school I was skinny. After having 2 babies in my twenties, I was not. But really, my weight issues had very little to do with my “baby fat.” Instead, they had everything to do with my lifestyle of gorging on fast food, downing Slurpee’s daily, smoking for years, and NEVER, EVER, EVER exercising. Even though I was tired, depressed, and despised my reflection—sadly, I was completely unmotivated to change. That was, until the day I saw pictures of myself from my husband’s family reunion. Pictures don’t lie. I was fat.
The very next day, I saw a TurboJam® infomercial, bought the program, and never looked back. I chose TurboJam simply because it looked fun, and one of the girls in the workouts had lost the amount of weight I desired to lose, so I thought: If she could do it, I can too! And from the very first workout, I fell in love with the program. Chalene was incredibly motivating, the music was fun, and the moves were something I could actually do.
So far, I’ve lost 70 lbs. of flab and over 75 inches off of my entire body. I went from a chunky 205 pounds to a lean 135. And from a size 16 to a tiny 2. I lost so much weight that I had to buy a whole new wardrobe because nothing, and I mean NOTHING, fit anymore. I’ve also packed on 20 lbs. of muscle and am in the best shape of my life. I’m now very athletic, completing a half marathon. I competed in 2 Women’s Strength Competitions, and recently won a 10K. I’m a certified personal trainer (for over 4 years now) so I can help others who struggle with exercise and eating healthy.
Talk about a 180, wow, what a different life I now have! And the truth is, none of this would have been possible without Beachbody. You guys really helped me to completely changed my life. Thank you.