Mari started her Beachbody journey in February of 2016 after her youngest of four children returned back to college after Christmas break. After being a stay-at-home mom for 24 years, Mari says she was confused with what her new role in life would be. She was also her highest in weight and an all-time low in her life. Mari also suffered from Fibromyalgia that started with her last child and increased 11 years ago after two major neck surgeries.
“I was 51 years old, needing something in my life, and realized this was the time to work on myself. I did not seek out Beachbody, Beachbody found me.”
Mari says that one night while laying in bed she saw an invite to a Challenge Group. She then messaged the person who posted about the challenge group and they explained the accountability group and soon dropped off the 21 Day Fix DVD to her house to try. She fell in love with the workout and signed up immediately and also learned about Shakeology.
She was skinny her whole life and ate really well but after having a hysterectomy, Mari says she slowly gained over 20 pounds and wasn’t able to lose it. Exercise would cause a flair-up with her Fibromyalgia so she became afraid to workout. Since starting Beachbody, Mari said she has lost 27 pounds and over 20 inches and also won $1000! She has maintained her goal weight for over a year. Mari went from a size 8 to a 2.
“I am extremely proud that I have literally only missed working out 20 days since February 2016. More importantly than the weight and inches I have lost, I have gained my life back. These programs have changed my life.”