Sarah V.
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November 2004

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I am 32 and had gained 70 pounds over the last 10 years. After having my second child last year, I knew that if I didn't do something immediately about my weight and lifestyle it was going to get harder and harder. The bulk of my weight is in my midsection and I was worried I would be susceptible to heart disease and diabetes if I didn't do something soon. I don't want a disease to determine my food choices for me; I want to be healthy and have all the choices in the world! Having been a dancer from age 3 until my early twenties and used to having an athletic body, it was hard to look at myself in the mirror and remember how I had once been. I wondered if I would ever feel athletic and slim again. I was hoping (crossing my fingers) that my muscles would one day remember that "fab" body underneath.

When I first saw the infomercial for Beachbody, I couldn't turn it off. It was one o'clock in the morning and I was so impressed with the amazing weight loss results. I phoned Beachbody right away, but when I was partway through talking to the salesperson, I hung up. I thought, is this going to be another set of DVDs lying around collecting dust? I had started other programs with enthusiasm and within a couple of weeks I was back to square one—eating poorly, not exercising, and feeling lousy. But Beachbody was on my mind for the next few days, and as I had written down the Web site address, I decided to go for it. I logged on and this time I ordered the Slim in 6 program. I was in no great rush for it to arrive, as part of me was saying, "Do you really want to start just to quit?"

Once the program arrived, it sat for probably three weeks before I picked it up and started reading through the material. Then I couldn't put it down, and wanted to start the program right away. I began with the 2-Day Fast Formula shake and "Start It Up!" and in just four days had lost 10 pounds and 11 inches. I was amazed, and could feel my motivation increasing. I was very diligent with eating in the top two tiers of Michi's Ladder and on day 1 of the program logged into the chat room. What a great tool! This is what made the difference for me between Beachbody and other weight loss programs. With the chat room there is a built-in cheering section always there to support and encourage you. At first I thought a couple of the members were Beachbody staff, they seemed so knowledgeable and supportive. Later I realized they were people just like me, going through the paces and sharing their experiences, successes, and wealth of health!

Realizing that I still had a long way to go to reach my long-term goal, I promised myself that if I was doing well three weeks into Slim in 6, I would order Power 90. You guessed it—I ordered it. I finished one round of Slim in 6 and lost 27 pounds and 19 inches!! Then I started Power 90 and before I knew it, I was finishing the 90th day!! The time just flew by. Tony really worked me, and I love the shape my new body is in. Thanks to Power 90 I lost another 22 pounds and 16 inches, bringing me within 9 pounds of my ultimate lifetime goal weight. I would never have believed this transformation could happen in less than five months with Beachbody.

I'm sure that with Power Half Hour I will blow my goal out of the water!!!! My hope was that my children (ages 4 and 16 months) would not remember the old me, but would view me as fit and healthy. Now, that hope is a reality and a huge conquest. I am now a true "yummy mummy"! Not only that, but my 4-year-old son works out to Tony & the Kids! all the time now. It's contagious!!!

My friends and family are amazed at the results, and call me a walking billboard for Beachbody!!! Some of them have jumped on the fitness wagon and are working out to Tony and Debbie as well. I cannot thank Beachbody enough for the jam-packed programs they have created and so generously shared with all of us in the Beachbody family!!! And all the Beachbody members who have offered me online support have been superstars!!!

I have now lost a whopping 52 pounds and 35 inches and counting. If I can commit and do this, then anyone can; it really is as easy as Just Pushing Play!!!! I have regained confidence in myself and my future, something I thought I would never achieve. Thank you again, Beachbody, you've changed my world!!!!

Sarah V., "Sazzy"

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"Sarah thanks for that honest story. I am 33 and have 2 children of similar age. Before kids I had a rockin body myself and just did not loose all of baby number 1 before baby number 2...pretty common. I put off taking a summer vacation with the family this year because I just can not stand the thought of putting on a swimsuit and seeing what used to be a runner turned softie. Knowing you did it and hearing how you felt....makes me realize I can do it too. I will start this weekend."

– Charm_City_Mum, Baltimore, MD

"Wow, Its so great to hear how far you have come. It really motivates me to do the same and FINALLY actually love the way I look instead of just tolerating it. Im definately one who has several workout videos and equpment that collects dust. I start then quit and never achieve my goals. Boy am I sick and tired of that pattern. This belly, couch and junk food is such a comfort zone but an unhealthy one. I really really want to create a new comfort zone that is healthy, active and alive. Thank You"

– Elaine, Chico, CA

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