I love to hear from customers of mine after they complete a program as they are the ones that keep me going as a coach. This spotlight comes from my friend Dina. Here is what she had to say about her experience.
My Body Beast Journey
I just wrapped up round 1 of Body Beast in mid February 2015 and my coach, Anna Gray, asked if I’d write about my experiences with the program.
Early one morning last November, I was sitting on the couch drinking my coffee, flipping through the channels and stumbled upon a Body Beast infomercial. Before the 30 minutes were up, I was on the computer ordering the DVD’s. I’d done weightlifting before and really enjoyed it but it had been at least 15 years. I’m 46 and 5’10”, and at that time, weighed 214lbs…I’d done a fantastic job turning myself into a couch potato. What I saw on TV looked perfect for me and I was mentally ready to turn things around.
The DVD’s showed up, I read the materials and jumped right into the Lean program. I couldn’t lift that heavy on day 1 but having done it before I knew I’d build muscle and get stronger pretty fast. What wasn’t real clear to me though was the eating part…Body Beast recommends a high caloric intake right from the get-go managed through macros that were frankly foreign to me. Even though I lost 4 lbs in the first two weeks, I really felt like I was consuming way too many calories, didn’t understand the amount of protein I should eat and felt lost and alone.
What do you do if you feel alone? You go online! 🙂 The absolute best thing I did (2nd only to ordering the DVD’s) was to google “body beast for women”. What should appear but a link to a blog from none other than Anna Gray, who’s done the program and knew others that have as well, so I reached out to her. I am so grateful for her willingness to work with me, as I didn’t come as a referral via Beachbody. Her eating and supplement information, including an introduction to Shakeology, helped me get on track right away and she continues to be a wonderfully supportive coach, even though we’re 3000 miles apart!
You’re probably wondering what my results were after my first round of the Beast! By eating at a deficit (averaging 1600-1800 calories) and using Beast phase macros, I lost 19 lbs, lost 10 inches overall and feel so strong and fantastic! I wish I’d measured my body fat before starting round 1 but I did before starting round 2, so now I’ll have a much better sense of progress going forward. My journey is a process and I’m just beginning!
If you would like help with getting through your program feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org I would love to help you get your results!
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