" BY THE FALL, I HAD LOST 50 POUNDS. MY LIFE WAS CHANGING IN MONUMENTAL WAYS " Before my journey began, I was in denial about my health and my happiness. I thought I was living my life as I wanted but the reality is I was surviving the life I had. Back in 2009 I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). I convinced myself it was ok and it wouldn't change my life and I didn't need to change, I would simply live with MS. But again, I was only surviving it. My wake up came as I found my work life beginning to crumble and a family reunion opened my eyes to how I looked which ironically matched how I felt which was sad.
At that point I reached out to Diane, a long time friend who was on her own journey. She had long before reached out to me but I wasn't yet ready. I finally decided I was ready in April 2014 and it was the best decision I have made. I immediately started Shakeology, Slim in 6 and cleaner eating. I didn't tell anyone because I had to prove to myself I wanted it and that I could do it.
With the first few challenges I consistently lost 10 pounds. By the fall I had lost 50 pounds. My life was changing in monumental ways. At my next MS appointment I was able to reduce my medications in half (from 6 pills a day to 3). Medicine I was taking for symptoms were no longer needed because of my new healthier lifestyle. I've progressed from Slim in 6 to Piyo, P90, 21 Day Fix and Chalene Extreme. I remember my first days of Piyo when I needed chairs for balance, now I do without! A year later March 2015, I started running which I stopped doing in 2000. And now I'm running 20 miles a week training for my first half marathon in Oct 2015.
I couldn't have done any of this without Diane Hughes and Beachbody. Diane was my mentor, coach, support, and conscience. She knew how to push me using encouragement, advice and even tough love. Beachbody provided me the necessary tools to eat healthier and find a love for exercise. I owe my health and new look to them both.
HEIDI D. ARVADA, COLORADO