As I finish up my 12 week sizzling summer slim down challenge I have had an amazing group of challengers who committed to changing their lives with my Beachbody Challenge group and really went at it full force with passion and power!!! I can't say enough wonderful things about this power couple! Holly and Jesse are the proud parents of 2 adorable kids. Holly and I met through our MOPS group last year. At the time Holly was pregnant but was always inquisitive about what I was doing as a Coach. After she had her adorable baby girl she decided it was time to get back into shape! So she chose Turbofire and Jesse chose P90X! They both replaced 1 meal a day with Shakeology for the duration of the challenge. Holly has an amazing story and I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to share it with you. I hope that this story can inspire you or someone you know to take the leap of faith and put your health and fitness first!
Holly's Story: To say I had low self esteem would be an understatement.
Ever since high school I was so upset and saddened by what i saw in the mirror
and it escalated by the time I was a junior year in college. I ended
up abusing laxatives and purging in order to keep my weight down. I had become
so hooked on laxatives I was taking 8 a day easily. I ended up meeting a wonderful
guy that year named Jesse who I am now blessed to call my husband. When
Jesse and I started dating, I was in the beginning stages of getting help
for my eating disorder and developing a relationship with Jesus Christ. Through
the amazing grace of God and the love and support from Jesse, my family and
therapists, I ended up putting an end to the laxative abuse and purging. Fast
forward 6 years and 2 kids later and the feelings from back in college slowly
started to return. I wasn't turning to the unhealthy weight loss like I once was
but the the negative feelings that I had when I looked in the mirror were
present once again. I couldn't shake them.I had met Melanie in a MOPS
group at the church and she had always told me about her beachbody
challenge groups. I was interested and wanted to know more but not
interested enough to do anything about it until mid-July.
Jesse and I were on
our way to Ohio and I told him that I wanted to do a challenge group with
Melanie. He was extremely supportive and even suggested doing it with
me. Jesse played college football and during the 2004 season he
hurt his back and had to get a lumbar fusion which left him sedentary for
months. He gained over 50 lbs and by the time we
got engaged in 2008 he was up to 265. Through his weight gain he too
had very low self esteem and got down on himself frequently. He has always
been great at working out and eating right but his problem was
that life got in the way or something(me, the kids,vacation, etc) would
mess up his routine so he would stop working out. So needless to say, he was
thrilled when I was on board for Melanie's challenge group. He thought it would
be a great way for him to stay on track and what better way to be held
accountable than being in this group with his wife. I felt the exact same
way and was so excited that we could share in this journey together.
started the group on July 17, 2012 and I am so excited to say we rocked
it. I did both Turbo Fire and P90X and lost 15 lbs and 13.5 inches.
My stud-muffin husband killed this challenge doing P90X and making
healthier food choices along with incorporating Shakeology into his day. He lost 22 lbs through this challenge but since
his all time high weight of 265 in 2008 he has lost a total
of.....drumroll please......68 lbs!!!!! How awesome are those results!?!? For
the first time in a very long time we are happy with ourselves and
healthy! We are going to continue with the program's graduation group and
Jesse plans to do another round of P90X followed by Body Beast and I am
continuing P90X possibly followed by Les Mills Combat.
|Women's Turbofire/P90X Results|
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