Lyndsey a 26 year old from New York was the $1,000 winner of the Beachbody Challenge for her amazing transformation with P90 and then onto other Beachbody workouts. She has lost 154 pounds and 20 inches alone from her hips. Lyndsey incorporated Shakeology into her daily routine plus the Beachbody workouts and a healthy diet. Check out her story for a dose of daily motivation. It doesn't matter how much or how little weight you have to lose. You can do it. You just have to believe in yourself and your ability to change. Having a support system like my Beachbody Challenge Groups is what keeps you accountable and in the zone when your tired, sore and want to give up!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Life before I began my transformation was difficult. I have struggled with obesity most of my life. Food has always been a big part of the lives in my family growing up was and a central part in family get-togethers and celebrations. This bad habit I learned followed me into my adult years and I began to worry about health related problems with my heart and my liver due to being overweight, yet I continued to eat poorly and not pay attention what I was eating, or the portion sizes of it all. In addition to this, beside one or two dance classes a week, I rarely if ever would exercise. I would always try to diet on my own but constantly struggled to lose weight and keep it off. It was at the end of 2008 and the beginning of 2009 when I reached my heaviest weight in many years that I finally decide it was time to make a dramatic change.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?When I reached my heaviest weight, I found out that there was fat surrounding my liver. Hearing news like this was like a wakeup call to me because I knew this was very UN healthy. Before this, I usually thought about being overweight as a physical apperacene issue, but after I found this out it hit me that it was a serious health issue. It was then that I realized that I had to make big changes in order to live a long healthy life, it was no longer about looks, it became about my life and my overall health.
Why did you choose the particular program?
I have recently completed The Asylum; I chose this program because after finishing all the following programs I needed to take it to the next level. Insanity: The Asylum proved to do just that testing both my endurance and my agility. I started my weight loss journey using Power 90. After researching many products, I decided that Power 90
was the best option to begin my weight loss goal. The 90 day plan seemed motivating and attainable for me. I knew I needed something that was challenging, but geared toward someone who wasn’t in good physical condition. The success I achieved using Power 90 motivated me to try other Beachbody products
. From there I was hooked! I’ve become a graduate of Turbo Jam, Power 90 Master’s Series, Chalean Extreme, Insanity, P90x, and Turbo Fire. Each program has pushed me closer to my goals, kept me challenged, and motivated!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?The things I like most about The Asylum were the challenges it brought. Using the agility ladder was brand new to me and really forced me to sweat my game up. I enjoyed the mix of core, cardio and weight training that this program provided. It was as if every time I progressed, I could try a little more, or do something a little different and it was like a brand new program again.
Tell us about the greatest challenge you faced. How did you overcome that challenge?During this program, the biggest challenge was my work schedule. For two weekends I had to travel to conferences for a few days. While most people would just take the days off, or use the treadmill in the gym, I decided to not let anything come between me and my workout program. I packed suitcases filled with my weights, my ladder, shakeology and my workout DVDs. I woke up at 4 am before my first meeting and did my workout. It felt good to know that after being over 300 pounds and losing over 150 pounds that I am dedicated and I always make finishing my workouts a priority.
Beachbody has helped me to achieve a level of fitness I never thought possible! When I weighed over 300 pounds I had begun to believe that I was destined to be overweight my entire life. My entire mindset has changed - Beachbody has given me the tools to transform my body through exercise and diet. Working out has become a part of my daily routine. I enjoy working out and look forward to pressing play each day. I have gained confidence that has spilled over into all areas of my life
Don't feel like you are alone and have to lose weight by yourself. There are lots of other women out there just like you that struggle with their weight loss. I have been able to help over 500 people transform their health and fitness with my customized weight loss groups. The awesome part is that you do everything from the comfort of your own home but you have constant access to myself and the other group members for instant pick me ups, answer to questions and recipe sharing! I am passionate about helping you achieve your goals. Set up your FREE consultation today
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