First Beachbody Program
My first Beachbody program was P90X. I was sick and tired of being Sick and tired and I didn’t know where to start or what to do. The program gave me structure and Team Beachbody gave me accountability. 8 years later I am seeing so many friends achieve their goals and create healthy long lasting habits. My friend Leanne just finished crushing it in our 80 Day Obsession Test group but her first Beachbody program was in 2015. I was in tears this morning as I read her message to me and it reminded me as well how we must spend our days and the importance of taking care of our health.
“In 2012, after having 2 kids, focusing mainly on them and not taking care of me, I was the heaviest I have ever been. I watched my dad die of cancer in 2011 when my son Caelan was just 4 weeks old. It was both the saddest and happiest time of my life. I did not really know how I was suppose to feel. This was my biggest turning point as I can still hear some of my dad’s last words in my head “If I knew I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself”; these words stuck with me and I never want to leave my kids too soon. I won’t do that to them. If I one day lay in a hospital bed starring at a pale wall, I want to be able to say that I did everything I could to take care of my health. My pain turned into anger at first, but then I found a way to channel this anger into motivation. I first started with running, but I found it hard to stay consistent with this. I also had issues with chronic ankle sprains at the time so this limited me to the even surface of the treadmill, that got boring fast. I started with my first Beachbody program 21 Day Fix in 2015 and discovered there was another way to focus on my health. Now, 3 years later, I have proudly reached my goal to be in the best shape of my life at 40. I am 40 lbs lighter and a whole lot stronger both mentally and physically. I am loving the active role I can take with my family now that I have become pcos, asthma, allergy and crohns symptom and medication free. Beachbody has changed my life and I’ll never look back as this is exactly where my dad wants me to be.”