Melissa B. has shed over 30 lbs with the help of Shakeology and a host of Beachbody programs. She changed her eating habits and got healthy by working out with P90X, Les Mills Pump, Ultimate Reset, Brazil Butt Lift, Body Beast and Focus T25. Read all about her story below to find out how she made such a massive life change for the better!
I was always the bigger girl in school & in my group of friends. I was teased & called names when I was a teen. I never played any sports in school. I actually vividly remember always trying to get kicked out of P.E. class so I wouldn’t have to be embarrassed by my inability to do anything sport like. I always leisurely walked the track, never making effort to even try to run. As a young adult I still never had interest in any activity. My nutrition was very poor. Pretty much lived off of Taco Bell & Burger King. By the time I met my now husband, Tom, I was into staying out late & drinking about 5 nights a week. We moved in together & moved away from the town we met in. We were on a tight budget & bought processed foods in bulk to save money.
I remember a specific day we went shopping for clothes at Old Navy & I took a pair of size 12 pants into the dressing room & I couldn’t even get them past my knees. I came out & got a 14/16. As I stood in line waiting for Tom to join me I was holding back tears. When he walked up & asked what I had picked out, I burst into tears & walked out of the store. I just could not figure out WHY I had gained so much weight. This began to take a major toll on our relationship. Fast forward a year or so, we ended up getting married. We lost some weight by changing our eating habits.
I became a stay at home mom in a tiny town in the middle of winter, lots of snow, in a tiny apartment with a one & a half year old. Over the next year & a half I slowly gained back about 25lbs. During this time we attempted P90X. We did the workouts for 60 days, had minimal results & NEVER followed the nutrition guide. I got pregnant again & gained 50lbs. I realized that postpartum depression was kicking in about my 8th month of pregnancy. We had several deaths & major illnesses in our immediate family & I was realizing that they were attributed to food related diseases & obesity. I knew that as soon as my second daughter was born we needed to get healthy!
One day I saw a post on Facebook from an old friend about starting P90X. I messaged her that I owned it & wanted to start doing it as soon as the doctor released me. She told me that she was a coach & that she was starting a challenge group & thought I should join. She also turned me onto Shakeology. I purchased 1 bag on a credit card that already was close to being maxed out. After 10 days of drinking it my husband & I both knew that we would be drinking it for as long as Beachbody continued to make it! I signed up as a “Discount Coach” & told my coach, that I did not plan to promote the products like she did. When I completed 30 days of P90X she told me to step out of my comfort zone & post my pictures & results so far. That changed my life completely! I have now completed 1 round each of P90X, Les Mills Pump, Ultimate Reset, Brazil Butt Lift, Body Beast and Focus T25.
Here I am today, building an amazing team & business. Being able to stay at home with my girls. Paying off debt. My marriage is the strongest it’s ever been. I am happy. I cannot thank Beachbody enough for the changes in my life.
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