"It Feels Good to be Proud of my Body"
Michelle O. lost 40 lbs with 21 Day Fix, 21 Day Fix EXTREME, FOCUS T25, PiYo,and Shakeology. She entered her results into The Beachbody Challenge®, and won the $500 Daily Prize for July 29th!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I was in a bad place when I found my Coach. I had 3 beautiful children ages 2 and under (including a set of twins), yet I was not happy. I felt tired, lazy, lacked energy. I would sit and watch my children play because I didn’t have the drive or energy to get up and play with them. I binge ate in the afternoons because I didn’t know what else to do. I was almost to my breaking point and I knew I needed to change something.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I was outside one day with my kids and I automatically went to my husbands shed to get a chair so I could sit and watch them. As I was doing it I thought, “Why did I automatically do this?” Why didn’t I want to play with them? Why was I always just sitting and watching them? I wanted to play with them but lacked the energy. That moment was the moment I knew I needed to change something. I didn’t want to be that mom. I didn’t want to be the mom who was always sitting and watching. I wanted to play, jump, wrestle, laugh, run. I wanted to enjoy my children.
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 was my eating habits. Every afternoon it seemed I would mindlessly search my kitchen for something, anything. I would eat chocolate chips, I could eat a whole half gallon of ice cream, a bag of chips, whatever I could find. Breaking this habit was my biggest obstacle. My Coach was such a huge help along with the 21 Day Fix eating plan and Shakeology. I was able to make meal plans and stick with them with the help of my Coach, and drinking my Shakeology in the afternoon helped with my cravings. The Shakeology was the key for me, I think. It crushed those cravings and allowed me to stick with the plan. Once I overcame that, my energy level started climbing and I now enjoy working out and eating healthy, and most of all, I enjoy playing with my kids.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
Shakeology is the perfect addition to any of the workout programs I have done. It has been the only constant in my entire journey. I have done several of the programs and Shakeology has always been a part of it. It gives me a ton of energy, tastes like a treat, and keeps my eating on track every single day.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
My increase in energy is my first personal achievement that I can truly say I am proud of. It has changed my life completely. I have also lost 40 lbs with Shakeology, 21 Day Fix, PiYo, 21 Day Fix EXTREME, T25 and the other programs I have done. It feels so good to fit into my clothes and not feel the least bit self-conscious! After carrying twins and gaining a lot of weight with my pregnancies, it feels good to be proud of my body!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I am a better mother 100% since starting Shakeology and doing these programs. I play with my kids. I’m no longer a side-line mother. I laugh, wrestle, run, chase, tickle, and play. The smiles on their faces says it all.
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
Amy Pocock was a big part of the reason I was so successful. I texted or messaged her every single day and she never once made me feel like I was a burden or annoyance. She supported me and helped me stay on track. I truly believe if it wasn’t for her, I would not have gotten where I am now.
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 used and use Shakeology every single day. I’m sure it has helped my energy level but the biggest thing for me is it helped my cravings. By drinking it in the afternoon when I used to binge eat, I was able to kick that habit completely, and it feels great!
Did you achieve any other measurable improvements with a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program? (e.g. Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, triglycerides, etc…)
My blood pressures used to run borderline high (high 120s to low 130s/80s) and the last 2 times I was at the doctor I was 105/60 and 107/62. That’s pretty amazing if you ask me. Also my total cholesterol has dropped and my good cholesterol is now up in the normal range, which was great to see!
Hi I'm Kelly Richards Mulloy a stay at home mom of 6. I am on a journey to change my life inside and out. Health and fitness, staying young, join me.