“I joined the BeachBody community almost six months ago now in hopes of getting in better shape because I had been watching Kandace kick ass over the past year and finally decided to take the leap. I did not realize at the time, though, that “getting in better shape” would not only affect me physically, but also mentally. I work a full time job, take night classes at the community college in town, and also work a part time gig from home. I am the QUEEN of putting too much on my plate (figuratively, but probably literally also =D ), and I have always been stressed to the max. When I finally told Kandance that I was ready to jump on the BeachBody bandwagon, I had been spending 2-3 nights per week staying up until midnight or later crying over my business calculus homework. My friends and family probably would have told me that an extreme fitness program was the last thing I needed at the time. Little did any of us know at the time, though, but BeachBody was exactly what I needed in my life. I forced myself to wake up every morning at fit my workout in so that I could focus on work and school for the remainder of the day, and guess what? I NEVER cried over homework again. It wasn’t that the class was getting easier or that I was understanding the material better, but because I was healthier MENTALLY. Although I have lost inches and seen some muscle toning in my body, the effect that this program and community have had on my mental state is HUGE. I have found that I am strangely passionate about BeachBody, and I’m sure that my husband, mother, and best friend are tired of hearing about it. If I didn’t have this monthly challenge group to connect with and compare notes with, I would probably not be as committed to my fitness as I am. The accountability factor is key, and I have found that the challenge groups on Facebook are crucial to my success. Thank you, Kandace, for being so inspirational. Your commitment to your health and fitness is contagious – you are truly one of a kind and I’m so lucky to have you in my life!”