I’m really excited to share another amazing coach success story with you all this week! Katy Ursta is my brand new Diamond Beachbody Coach on the team! She is one of the most driven, motivated and passionate people that I have ever met. It’s no wonder that she is an amazing coach!! And I also have to mention that she just isn’t a Beachbody Coach, she’s a mom, wife, and full time teacher!! Check out her story!!!
When I started my first Beachbody program, Insanity, I was slowly putting the weight on that I actually lost very quickly after I gave birth to my son. Although I felt that I was an active person, I never thought of myself as an athlete. My routine of running and lifting wasn’t giving me results. I noticed my eating habits were changing for the worse. When I started to slowly gain weight, I just kept eating. I often thought, “well I went for a run this morning, so it doesn’t matter if I eat what I want.”
I avoided mirrors and made judgments about myself in each picture I was in. My negative emotions about myself began to seep into my personal life and my professional life. I was depriving my son of a happy mom and my husband was really taking the brunt of my insecurities. The scale defined my entire day, my entire life. That number told me how to feel. That number had complete control of my every emotion: good and bad. Imagine: A number having complete control over your happiness.
I originally started my journey with Beachbody like so many others. I watched the infomercials. I saw people getting results. Their before pictures didn’t look edited. They looked like me. They looked like my husband. I wanted my husband to have a wife he could be proud of, and I wanted to be a mom that had energy to play with her son. I really wanted to look good and feel better. I ordered Insanity, and I didn’t look back. I made it a nonnegotiable. I would complete Insanity and I would get the results.
The results I saw were definitely not limited to a number on the scale. I’ve lost inches, yes. I’ve gained a ton of energy, absolutely! But the achievement I am most proud of is the physical and mental strength that I now know I have. I accomplished something that so many others are afraid to try. It’s so amazing what you can do when you let go of your insecurities and doubts.