Meet Bruce

Bruce Took Control of His Health and Got His Diabetes Under Control

“My adventure began in the beginning of August 2015. Conversations about the programs started months ahead of that. I was around 250 pounds. I had been lifting weights but not in shape and was not losing weight. But all the while my Doctor appointments would keep getting progressively worse. I would go monthly and he would keep upping my medications. I was getting frustrated but didn’t change. My friend who later became my Beachbody coach had talked to me about this for months, we would talk about it then I would stop talking about it. My friend kept being patient with me and telling me I know this product will work for you. I would consider then would back off. Then in July after another doctor appointment, he wanted to up my medicine again, I had it. I was having poor doctors’ visits he kept upping my Lantus and oral medications. So after months of talking with my family and my friends I decided I have nothing to lose!

Now after 4 months, my medicine is cut in half, I have lost numerous inches and around 20 pounds. I had my first blood test since beginning the program. The results are in from my last blood test. My cholesterol went from 190 to 129, my triglycerides went from 339 to 136 and A1C dropped by over 2.5 points. My Doctor told me to keep it up and even cancelled my next appointment.

21 Day FIx and Shakeology have worked wonders for me. I am healthier, happier, and have more energy. At first it wasn’t easy planning all my meals, using the containers, and figuring out how many containers I could use for the day. After about a week, it became much easier and now it’s a habit. The biggest change, too, is when I go out to dinner. I am more aware of what I put in my mouth. I also have learned to plan the containers for those restaurant meals. I also try and figure out ahead of time what I will be eating at a restaurant. Hardly a week goes by that people have asked me about my exercise routine. I learned that if I make myself a priority, then the rest falls into place. I work out 6 days a week after school. On the 7th day I stretch or just take a simple walk. My wife and daughter keep me going. Their encouragement has been the biggest key to my success. My wife has now been inspired to join in the quest, and has decided to join me!

I have continued to gain confidence in myself. I am a teacher and was nominated for teacher of the year for this year in my school. Our building is a two story building and I used to be out of breath, climbing the stairs, not anymore!! There is a group of us that get together every afternoon and exercise. It keeps me motivated. Beachbody has changed my life.”

Say bye-bye to vacation bloat 👊 Y’all know what I’m talking about...salt, cocktails, late night food.

#superfoods for the win!
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Jillian Kaplan-Fit ResQ

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In the spirit of my veggies group this week, I am sharing some of my fave veggie swaps with you!

Coconut and Lime Cauliflower "Fried Rice"
Prep Time 35 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Servings 8 servings, 1/2 cup each
Ingredients
2 medium heads cauliflower , cut into bite-sized pieces
1 Tbsp . extra-virgin organic coconut oil , divided use
1 (13.66-oz.) can unsweetened organic lite coconut milk
1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
4 Tbsp . fresh lime juice , divided use
4 tsp . finely chopped lime zest
½ cup finely chopped cilantro; reserve a small amount for garnish
¼ tsp . sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
Instructions
Place half of cauliflower in food processor; pulse until cauliflower is chopped into pieces about the size of rice. Repeat with the other half. Set aside.
Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
Add cauliflower; cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 6 minutes.
Add coconut milk, coconut, and 3 Tbsp. lime juice. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; gently boil, stirring occasionally, for 8 to 12 minutes, or until tender and liquid evaporates.
Add remaining 1 Tbsp. lime juice, lime zest, cilantro, and salt; cook for 2 minutes, or until lime juice evaporates.
Divide evenly into eight serving bowls; garnish evenly with cilantro.
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Comparison is the thief of joy.

I didn’t take off my coverup yesterday. I was playing the comparison game, there are so many people here who completed our 80 day ab and booty program and look fantastic.

Today I realized they may not be on the same journey as me. Maybe they didn’t have an infant and were struggling to find time to workout, maybe they didn’t have a c section 6 months ago and had their abs cut through and maybe they don’t struggle with binge eating.

This my MY BODY and MY JOURNEY #bodypositive.
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Meet Allison

Allison Was Able to Finally Lose the Baby Weight

“I have a degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics, but was still having trouble staying in shape. After having children I had quit going to the gym, started snacking off the kids food, and snacking late at night. Even though I was eating real food, I was eating too much and all of the wrong stuff! At the same time, I was looking for a job I could do from home while raising my children. My coach introduced me to Beachbody. My coach is the kind of person who only supports companies that produce GOOD QUALITY products, so I knew from the get-go that Beachbody must be a good company, but of course I did some research for myself. When looking into Beachbody products I loved that they were built on true science and sound research. The nutrition portion of ALL the products using the REAL thing. Straight food resources and that was very important to me. Once I was sure that Beachbody was a company that I wanted to represent I REALLY jumped into the programs. I wanted to be a coach who stuck to the plan and got results. And I did!

I was on the brink of having health problems! My blood pressure had steadily been rising over the previous 5 years. My weight was at an obese level. My joints were feeling much older than 25 years old and I experienced moderate levels of pain daily in my feet and occasionally in my knees as well! I had trouble standing from crouching down on the floor with my daughter and always wobbled as I stood up. I also got very tired carrying my kids and baby paraphernalia! If I went shopping and parked far away I’d be ready for a nap by the time I made it to the store! Also, we’ve always loved going for family walks, but between the pain in my foot and popping knees I wasn’t finding them enjoyable anymore.

I was embarrassed to be me. I had never experienced being out of shape until I was in my early 20s. I hated getting out of breath doing day to day activities and struggling. I also no longer felt confident. I always wore long and baggy tops so that no one could see what size I really was.

When I went for my annual check up (a year after my son was born), my doctor was shocked when she walked in the room and said, “WOW! You look SO good!”
Prior to beginning the programs I was experiencing a ton of pain in my foot because of a tight Achilles tendon. Over the past year of exercising regularly with the programs in good shoes and doing stretches a physical therapist taught me the pain has almost entirely subsided.

The biggest goal I have achieved is going from being OBESE to OVERWEIGHT by my BMI. My celebration was actually a renewed excitement to continue working harder! I’ve enjoyed fitting into new, smaller clothes and feeling confident again–but I’m also now working towards (and nearing) a new goal of being within the NORMAL weight category–and I can’t wait to keep using these programs and get there!”

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