We are starting something new here on the blog and I am sooo excited for it! Once a month there will be a Feature Friday Spotlight article giving a huge ass shout out to a member of the Healthy Lifestyle Community! These ladies are showing up every day with their workouts, using their meal guides and showing up in the community sharing their successes, their struggles and supporting each other. This is the recipe for success and I want to share their triumphs each month…so let’s get started!
Krista’s inspiration to start her health and fitness journey were her two granddaughters, wanting to ease the arthritis pain in her knees and be able to move around without being winded. Krista started her journey by simply moving more and using the app ‘Lose It’ to track her movements and food intake. By making this small lifestyle change she was able to lose 20 pounds. Krista then came across one of my YouTube videos of a program called YouV2 and was interested in trying it. After reviewing her history with exercising and food intake, learning her goals and why this change was important to her we got her set up with the complete YouV2 program and plugged her into my online Healthy Lifestyle Community for support.
Learn more about Krista’s journey below…
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
“I weighed 422 lbs and was having a hard time even walking around without getting winded. I didn’t like myself but felt helpless to do anything about it.”
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
“My greatest challenge was to just get up and start moving. YouV2 gave me a workout that someone my size could actually do! At the beginning I could only do about 10 minutes of the workout but before long I was able to complete the whole 30 minute workout!”
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
“I have lost a total of 60 pounds now and can walk without having to stop and catch my breath. I didn’t take measurements when I started but my clothes are starting to feel much looser so I know I have lost inches too. I think the thing I am most proud of is that I have stuck to doing my workouts at least 5 days a week even with the craziness of school starting and having to get up at 4:15 to get it done!”
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
“I am feeling more confident in myself and my ability to get to a healthy weight.”
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
“Just knowing that there are others that are on the same journey has been incredibly helpful. Reading others post about their struggles and successes showed me that I am not on this road alone. Their encouragement along the way meant the world to me and helped push me to keep on making the positive changes in my lifestyle!”
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
“Jennifer has been amazing from day #1! It was actually her video that I found online that encouraged me to get my bottom off the couch and give the YouV2 program try . She has spent time answering my questions, encouraging me and celebrating with me when I have even the tiniest amount of success! She even took the time to make two videos to show how to modify the strength and toning moves that I can not do yet because getting up and down off the floor is not possible.”
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