It's safe to say that Shannon Beador's bitter divorce was a miserable time for her -- just as the preceeding years were their own kind of hell.
These days, she's been focusing on herself -- and the astounding results speak for themselves.
In this new The Real Housewives of Orange County clip, Shannon talks about life after losing a whopping 40 pounds.
In this new clip, Shannon Beador shows up to work out with her 17-year-old daughter, Sophie, and 14-year-old twins Adeline and Stella.
"I'm honestly really nervous," Sophie confesses to her mother. "Because I haven't worked out in so long."
Working out on camera is never an ideal situation, but it must be especially nervewracking if you're out of practice.
"Ladies and gentlemen," Shannon tells the confessional camera. "Introducing the new Shannon Storms Beador!"
"I've lost 40 pounds," she announces. "And I've gained a lot of fun!"
"Fun Shannon, BAM, is back," Shannon proclaims with glee.
She has lost a significant amount of weight through a lot of hard work.
(The secret to her weight loss is, as it always is, being rich enough to hire a personal trainer and to have the time to work out)
"I’m proud of myself, darn it!" Shannon says. "It was two years of hell."
We're proud of her, too!
When Shannon says that it was two years of hell, she wasn't kidding.
The weight gain was just a symptom. The "disease" in this case was misery -- misery at the hands of her ex, David Beador.
We see multiple sad flashbacks of Shannon's body before she lost the weight.
In another clip, we see her tearfully confess to Vicky how miserable she feels that David was able to move on like he did.
"I shared 20 years with a man and the fact that he has found someone within months of leaving me is devastating," Shannon sobbed.
"The hardest work was changing the insides," Shannon explains of her dramatic body transformation.
She describes "getting to the mental place where I know I’m gonna be OK."
"And then the weight was just, kinda, a lot easier,” Shannon admits.
“At a certain point," she expresses. "it just started coming off."
As we said -- her weight gain (though not really that big of a deal) was a symptom of her abject misery.
Shannon is reaping the benefits of all of her hard work.
We don't just mean the social privilege that comes with being thin.
Regular exercise -- at almost any body type -- has a number of benefits.
One of them is a major boost to your libido and sex drive.
We have to wonder -- is that why Shannon has reportedly been kissing dudes left and right?
Good for her.
Another charming part of this clip, of course, is the presence of Shannon's daughters.
For example, Stella shows off her rock-hard arm muscles, to Shannon's astonishment.
Stella is happy to credit her teenage metabolism for her impressive figure.
Sophie explains that she wants to start working out with one of her friends.
Adeline, in the meantime, has zero interest in working out. She likes her slender figure and does not want to build muscle mass.