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Health Watch By Robin Stoloff

Winning the Losing Battle


How to finally get the shape you desire

Like most women who have children, Darla Hendricks of Galloway, had gained weight with each of her three pregnancies. She had always struggled with her weight, but now she had a good 30 pounds to lose. She tried everything — from various diets to tracking her calories and every gram of fat, but she felt hungry and unsatisfied. She struggled to get her fitness right but never really saw results. She had her “skinny years” but the weight just seemed to come back on. Darla remembers, “I felt hopeless, unhealthy, and miserable, and thought I would never have enough self-control to lose weight.” The only way it ever worked was for her to eat very little and be unhappy. Why even bother? If only she could find a program that had structure, yet didn’t make her feel deprived. One night she was out with friends and one of them was talking about Beachbody’s 21 Day Fix and how Shakeology was working for her. Darla thought to herself — another magic solution that promises results she would never attain. Over the next few weeks, however, she noticed her friend was looking slimmer, more toned, energetic, and happy. She wanted in. That was June of 2014. Within a few months, she said goodbye to those 30 pounds, and then some, and says, “It was the best decision I could have ever made for my body and health.” She worked directly with a Beachbody Coach, who got her into Challenge Groups, closed and private groups on Facebook. She realized that other women were struggling with similar issues and that she was not alone. “We all encouraged, supported, motivated, and kept each other accountable,” explained Darla. “We shared recipes while following the 21 Day Fix nutrition plan, and 24

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our own Beachbody workouts.” With three kids and a full-time job as publisher of NJ Lifestyle Magazine, Darla had very little time to workout. However, she found the time to squeeze the 21 Day Fix workouts each day, which were only 30 minutes long. “The first couple of days, I was not only dropping pounds quickly, but I was eating clean, learning how to make good choices when it came to food, learning about portion sizes, and how much of each portion to eat.” The workouts were a little tough for her, so she followed along with the modified versions and still her body quickly slimmed down and toned up like never before. “I never dreamed that would be possible, and I was proud to wear a bikini that summer.” To this day she has kept the weight off, and feels healthier and more energetic than ever, and she glows, “I’m living a lifestyle that I love! I’ve even overcome a few health issues that I dealt with for years.” She felt so passionate about Beachbody’s products and Shakeology that she recently became a Beachbody Coach. She gets a chance to pass on the motivation and support. “It’s such a great feeling when someone thanks me for helping them reach goals they thought were unattainable.” She is living proof that they are. ***

The Beachbody Philosophy The Beachbody team is dedicated to providing their customers with reasonably priced in-home fitness products of exceptional quality. Beachbody looks for new ways to motivate and educate consumers about health, fitness, and the benefits of maintaining a lean body by offering

products that have been thoroughly tested and proven to work. Beachbody also offers a line of fitness accessories and nutritional supplements to help achieve healthy, maximum results. When it comes to losing weight, simplicity equals success. With the 21 Day Fix, you receive seven color-coded containers and Shakeology shaker cup to deliver exactly the right portions every time, so you never eat too much or too little. You simply fill them up as directed in the Eating Plan for balanced nutrition. Their most popular product is Shakeology, which is known as “your daily dose of dense nutrition.” Shakeology is a premium superfood shake containing healthy ingredients, including super-proteins, superfruits, super-greens, antioxidants, adaptogen herbs, pre and pro-biotics, and digestive enzymes. The amazing benefits come from herbs, roots, fruits, and vegetables that range from the commonly known, like pomegranate and blueberry, to the exotic, like goji berry and maca root. These incredible whole food ingredients from around the world, uncooked and unprocessed, provide a wealth of superfood nutrition all in one shake. It’s available in 7 delicious flavors including Vanilla, Chocolate, Café Latte, Strawberry, Greenberry, Tropical Strawberry Vegan, or Chocolate Vegan to help support healthy energy, reduce cravings, support weight loss, and support digestion and regularity. The best way to stay motivated and get in shape fast is by doing it with a community of others who have the same goals as you. Joining Darla’s Support and Motivation Group (a closed and private group on Facebook) is a fun, exciting way to get the constant inspiration and encouragement you need to

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NJ Lifestyle Magazine Summer 2016  

NJ Lifestyle Magazine Summer 2016