Carol got started with 10-Minute Trainer last summer, not sure what kind of results she could expect. After struggling with feelings of self doubt, her Beachbody Coach helped her get started on her journey. She has lost 42 lbs with 10-Minute Trainer, Ultimate Reset and TurboJam in only 3 months!
I was very skeptical when I started my 10-Minute Trainer program on August 27, 2012. I really did not think I'd see results working out at home. None of the other programs I tried were successful. So working out at home, I didn't expect much. I just knew I had to do something. I was at a very low point in my life, and had pretty much given up. I hated going out to the gym and working out in front of other people. I felt everyone was staring at that fat girl. I had become very uncomfortable with myself and had went into isolation. At this point suicide was an option. I thought a lot about dying and even had a plan. I don't think anyone really knows how low I was, and it was a scary place to be. I was tired of taking pills for high blood pressure. Tired of pills for this and that. Tired of being tired and not doing anything. I had no energy and just did not care.
Getting me going was even a challenge. I was having troubles placing the order for 10-Minute Trainer. There again, I was just going to call it quits when my good friend and coach, Perry, decided to take that extra step. We were going to get this order placed on the phone together. Frustration had already set in but he said, "No, we can do this." Tears on the other end I graciously accepted the help.
I'm so glad he took the time to push me forward. It was not easy. Even when that box arrived with my 10-Minute Trainer program in it, I just thought it was another one of those scams. I looked through the box, opened the packages and then put it all back in the box and left it on my coffee table. I dreaded starting. I hated that box on my table. The voice in my right ear kept telling me it was a waste of time. The distant voice in my left ear faintly whispered, "You can do this." Eventually I popped in the DVD and decided to see what this was all about. As I'm doing the first of my TMT workouts, I kept saying to myself, "This is stupid. No way this is going to work. I can't do this." I was hoping for that phone to ring or a bolt of lightning to hit my house so I had an excuse to stop.
It didn't happen.
Finally my 10 minutes were done. Those 10 minutes felt like hours. "Oh, how I hate you. This is a joke." I packed up the dvd and put it back in the box that was sitting on my coffee table. Reported to my coach that I was done for the day, and I had done my 10 minutes.
Keeping that box on my coffee table was smart on my part. It became the first thing I saw every morning as I came down stairs. I'd carry on arguments with it during the day as I'd pass by it. I resented that box for probably the first several days, if not that whole first week. I complained every morning and told off Tony and the box. Those voices were still in each ear, but the left side was getting louder and clearer.
Before I knew it I was dropping the weight. As I started to lose it, I started to feel better. As I started to feel better, I was not angry with the box on the table. I even became more comfortable reporting to an online group that - hey, I worked out. I showed up and did my 10 minutes! They were strangers who could not see me, didn't know me and they only knew what I allowed them to know. Strangers were showing interest in what I was doing. I found that odd, but the encouragement was nice. The hand-holding I got from my coach is exactly what I needed. Someone who listens, and then tells me how we are going to tackle my problem. Reporting to group made me accountable. I felt like it was just like punching a time clock. Here I am. I showed up. I did my ten minutes.
Shakeology was new to me as well. Again, stubborn, I just thought this product would not work because I've tried them all. What I learned was Shakeology was amazing. It instantly stopped my sweet cravings and snacking. Unlike other products Shakeology is so versatile. Having recipes offered for this product has been a wonderful help. I never imagined it would taste so yummy and be a staple in my weight loss.
I started out on August 27th in a tight size 22W, 242 lbs. I had been on high blood pressure medication and I had a doctors appointment coming up to check on my blood pressure. I was feeling even better and my blood pressure was in a normal range. By
Day 30 I had lost 16 lbs and gone from a tight 22W to a size 16. I was really happy with myself. I began to want to work out and would think about working out when I was not. I learned to make that time for me. That box still sitting on the coffee table, now we had good conversations. Working out became fun!
One morning I decided it was time. I packed up all my XXXL shirts, my size 22W pants, 20's, 18's and took them all to St. Vincent De Paul and donated them. I refuse to get that large ever again. If I didn't have the clothing in the house to slip back into then I felt it was more power to me. What a great release it was to get rid of all of it.... all 7 bags full.
My amazing journey continued forward when I joined my coach in the Ultimate Reset. It was a great journey. I learned about new foods and how to cook them. I released stress, negative energy, and unneeded baggage. Coming off the Reset, I did TurboJam. Many days I did TurboJam and 10-Minute Trainer. I've recently begun Power 90. I'm so thankful I have a wonderful coach willing to go that extra mile to help. Without his guidance I would not have come this far.
I became comfortable enough with myself to post on my facebook wall my success pictures and talk about the weight loss program I had been doing. People were interested, listening and asking questions. I had friends who had not seen me in some time not recognize me with my new transformation.
I have lost 42 lbs in only 3 months with Beachbody.
Life is good. No more excuses.