How many of you out there think you have to be fit to start Insanity? How many of you think you need to be fit to start an intense workout program? Cortni S. is proof that you can do whatever it is you want to do!
I had the honor of watching part of her transformation unfold and let me just tell you! SHE IS AN INSPIRATION! Always positive, never doubting her abilities, and always wanting to push harder!
“At 25 years of age I never thought I would step on the scale and be so close to the 300 pound mark. Just before my 21st birthday I rapidly gained 100 pounds. I stopped exercising and stopped watching what I ate and four years later that 100 pounds turned to 145. I had no self respect, no self esteem, and no self worth. I don’t even remember looking into the mirror those 5 years, I couldn’t look myself in the eye. I was smoking a pack of cigarettes a day, sleeping 16-20 hours a night. I could barely get myself out of bed to go to work. I would drive through the fast food window almost every day, order 12 dollars worth of food off the dollar menu and still be hungry when I finished it all. Life became unmanageable and I suddenly found myself unsure if I could live. I was taking every anti-depressant under the sun. My work quality declined and I was constantly getting reprimanded for poor work performances. I stopped smiling. I stopped having fun. I didn’t know who I was anymore.
On March 31, 2011, I woke up feeling the same way I always did: stuck. I knew this was the way my life was destined to be forever. There was no big white flash of hope or any powerful revelation that struck me in the head, but on that day, I knew that if I didn’t do something to start bettering my life that I was going to die. It had suddenly turned into a life or death situation for me. I knew that if I didn’t change I was going to die. I had once loved life. And the thought of the happy girl I once was gave me hope. I quit smoking that day, and I have never taken another puff since. It took a year before I was willing to start working on my diet. I made slow dietary changes and bought p90x which I did occasionally. Slow changes helped me lose the first 40 pounds in 6 months. Once I saw those slow changes take shape in my body, I realized I could change my life. The next 60 pounds came off a lot easier because I got serious about dieting and exercise. I loved the way I felt! With 100 pounds gone I knew that it was finally time to start taking my life, my fitness, and my transformation seriously. I had completed p90x in a year. I wondered what would happen if I completed a program in the recommended time frame. My greatest battle has always been within my own head. I was constantly telling myself I couldn’t do it. My brain likes to live in fear. It fears change, it fears commitment, and it fears discipline. I had always been so afraid to try Insanity because I knew I would never be able to complete it, but on a whim I bought it. I spent the next 60 days proving to myself that I was worth it. I spent 60 days at war with my head and with my body. I pressed play every day, I cried, I whined, and I said bad words, but at the end of those 60 days I found myself 27 pounds lighter and 32 inches smaller. In those 60 days I proved to myself that nothing was impossible now that I had changed my thoughts. I proved that thoughts become actions.
To me the Insanity program was the ultimate fitness program. I never thought I could complete it, yet alone have success with it. I got a coach, I entered a support group, and I used these tools as a source of accountability on the days when I wanted to ignore Shaun T. To me Insanity was for athletes and skinny people, and to be honest…I was still feeling a little bit “fat”. I chose Insanity because I wanted to see what I could really do when I set my mind to it. I wanted to prove to myself and to anyone who had ever doubted me that I was unstoppable. Beachbody has given me the old Cortni back. Beachbody has given me an opportunity to make money doing what I love, helping people achieve their weight loss goals. Beachbody has given me self worth, self esteem, self respect, and a lot of confidence. I deserve nothing but the best, and why would I turn to any other fitness company when that is the case. I owe my health and my changed mind to Beachbody. My gratitude is unending.”
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