Meet Marice W., age 55 from Columbia, SC.
She entered The Beachbody Challenge in January 2015 and won $2,000!
“Ultimate Reset Was A Miracle for Me”
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I have been a divorced mother of six for a decade this year. I had been a stay at home mom before that. I had always tried to workout, and been a Beachbody girl; the original Power90, Hip Hop Abs… I did okay for the first few years, but then I began the menopause journey and I quickly lost ground. I worked twelve to fourteen hours a day, and felt I didn’t have the time or energy to workout. I wouldn’t eat all day. I would get home late at night, eat whatever I could find that was quick, and go to bed. When I hit 184 lbs. I knew something had to give… I needed to put myself closer to the top of my list.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
It was meeting my Beachbody Coach, Mel Batterman. She started working out of the place I was employed. She was very nonjudgmental and supportive as I struggled to wrap my head around wanting to change my life for the better, and being really committed to doing that. Once I decided that’s what I really wanted to do, she was there every step of the way to encourage me, and give me “tough love”, when I was ready to give up on myself.
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 nutrition. I was clueless. I was working with a lovely chef, that was really helping me, but I had to move from where she was, and I needed to learn how to eat, when to eat, and what to eat for myself. My Coach , Mel suggested the Ultimate Reset, Shakeology and the P90 challenge. I do love a challenge. The Ultimate Reset was marvelous! It was just what I needed! It taught me how to cook healthy, delicious meals for one, when and how to eat to fuel my body, and that healthy food can be satisfying to your body and your tastebuds! Shakeology is wonderful; I can have guilt free chocolate yumminess everyday! P90 gave me muscles and definition that I have seen in anatomy books but never on me before! I love it! I am so excited with the progress I have made, and look forward to continuing that progress starting Monday with Focus T25. Beachbody products are a winning combination in my book!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I liked it because I felt it was a fitness level that I could achieve results with. I liked that it progressed every month in intensity. I really liked the modifications because I used them a lot. Saturday Special was my favorite.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I lost weight. I lost inches. I most like that I actually have muscles I can feel and see the definition of!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I feel a million pounds lighter, not in weight but in discouragement and disappointment in myself. That is over now, and has been replaced with satisfaction in working hard, doing every workout, and being committed to something that is just for me, and my health and well being.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
I feel the group was very supportive of each other. They were all very encouraging and wanted each other to succeed. It was great to follow them as they were on the same path I was, but we were each going thru our own journey. It is great to have others supporting you and cheering you on.
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
I couldn’t have done it without her! She was there every step of the way supporting me, encouraging me, and giving me a kick in the rear when I needed that too! She is amazing!
How did a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program (such as Shakeology® or Beachbody Ultimate Reset®) support your transformation? What are the greatest benefits you gained? Did you see benefits to your energy, sleep, mood/mental clarity, digestion/regularity?
I feel the Ultimate Reset was a miracle for me. It was a perfect beginning for me. It taught me a lot about nutrition and how easy it could be to prepare and eat food that was good for my body, but also tasted good, and didn’t make me feel like I was being deprived. I still make my favorite recipes from the Ultimate Reset. I was very grateful to have had it to start my journey. I really like Shakeology as well. I love that there is so much nutrition, and so many wonderful things packed into one shake a day. It really makes me feel good, like I am giving my body a wonderful treat everyday!