Here is a story from my friend Katie, who transformed her body, and now looks like she did in High School! Thanks for sharing Katie!
In July 2009, I hiked with my church’s youth group. I was 70 pounds overweight, and boy, did I feel it! I was drenched in sweat as I huffed up the mountain. The rest of the group climbed the trail with ease. One man about twice my age was kind enough to slow down hang out with me behind everyone else. As he easily chatted, I gasped for air between words. I thought to myself, “This is not the kind of life a 26-year-old should be living!” I was trapped in my own body beneath layers of fat.
I finally decided to free myself from the bodily prison I created. I wanted the freedom to feel energetic, productive and attractive. I wanted the freedom to fit comfortably in tight spaces like stadium seating and crowded places. I wanted the freedom to shop in the misses’ department rather than the plus-size section. I wanted the freedom to enjoy—rather than dread—outdoor and physical recreation. Most of all, I wanted the freedom to thrive rather than merely survive.
I joined a structured nutrition program and called my friend, Julie, who is a Beachbody Coach. I started exercising daily to Hip HopAbs. I loved – and still do – shaking my booty with Shaun T. It’s easy to stay with a workout program when you enjoy it, and Beachbody has a wide variety of programs.
In about 8 months, I reached my goal of becoming 70 pounds freer. I now enjoy all the freedoms I wanted. I no longer trail behind others while hiking. I LEAD the group now!