I’ve released 60 pounds without ever stepping foot in a gym. For real. So, how did I do it? What’s my story?
I’ve always struggled with my weight. I’ve gained and lost the same 20 pounds over and over and over again. When I went to college, I gained the Freshman 15… a couple of times. But I found the Atkins Diet, and lost a lot of weight on that. However, once I started integrating carbs back into my diet, I slowly started to gain all of the weight back.
Law school was hard. Anyone who’s been through it will tell you that. I did well academically. I graduated with honors, but I did not treat myself well during this time. I was a physical mess. In the 3 years – THREE YEARS – of law school, I gained 50 pounds. I was trying to maintain the Atkins Diet, but my diet wasn’t clean (bacon is Atkins-friendly, right?!). I was drinking alcohol to reward myself after long days and nights of studying. I didn’t sleep much, and I was not exercising. Actually, every time that I tried to exercise, I’d get SICK and would have to stop for weeks at a time. Between poor nutrition, little restful sleep, and stress from law school, I was abusing my body and mind.
After I graduated from law school, I moved to Washington, DC. I was looking forward to being a bride, and I refused to walk down the aisle obese. I started exercising regularly and lost 20 pounds in time for the wedding! But, alas, after the wedding, I stopped seeing results and even started to notice the weight coming back.
For our 2-year wedding anniversary, after longingly watching the Insanity infomercials for years, I decided to take a plunge and buy the program. I bought it as an anniversary gift for my husband and me. I bought it to show my dedication to a long and healthy life together, and we were going to complete this program together. And we did. Insanity changed everything.
I lost almost 20 pounds during my first round of Insanity. I started getting curious about Shakeology and bought a bag here and there. I heard that if you signed up to be a Team Beachbody coach, you could get a 25% discount on Shakeology and you’d never have to do any coaching or selling if you didn’t want to. I decided to sign up to be a coach for the discount on the products. My husband and I were considering completing the Ultimate Reset, and signing up to be a coach would save us about $100 on a dual kit!
I started seeing results, and people asked me what I had been doing to lose weight and get in shape. I referred people to Shakeology and Beachbody programs, earned a little commission for plugging products I believed in, and received a LOT of satisfaction from coaching my friends through these programs and seeing them get amazing results too! So, what started as signing up to coach for a discount turned into a passion that I’m following as far as I can.
I’ve completed a number of Beachbody programs since January 2014, including Focus T25, Insanity, Insanity: the Asylum (Volumes 1 and 2), P90X, Insanity Max: 30, the 21-Day Fix Extreme, and Body Beast. I also took my passion for Insanity to the next level and became an Insanity-certified instructor! I’m in the best shape of my life, and helping people achieve their dreams!
Here’s a short video on the beginning of my story as a Team Beachbody coach: