Client Weight Loss Success Story: How Jodi Lost 33 lbs and 31.5 inches!

New client weight loss success story!

The mindset/mental piece of the fitness journey makes up the largest part of anyone’s success. It is more important to the fitness puzzle than having the most perfect workout or stellar meal plan. I love Jodi’s story because it is a wonderful example of how that applies.

Recently, I had the chance to interview Jodi on her success to this point. Jodi’s story is so motivating because after years of trying other weight loss methods (and yo-yo dieting) she’s tackled her weight loss a different way this time – and it’s paying off for her big time!

Thank you Jodi, for sharing with us. You are a shining example of how persistence pays off.

 

1) What was it like before you starting losing weight, and what made you feel like you needed to make a change in your life? What were some of the issues you were struggling with?

I was miserable!  Looking back now I can see where I always put on a ‘happy’ face, not so much to convince others of my happiness, but more of convincing myself.  I was tired of being tired and feeling depressed and uncomfortable.  I’ve been overweight most of my life and I wanted to be healthy.  I wanted true happiness with myself.  I wanted to be around to watch my children grow up and create beautiful lives of their own and grow old with my husband.

 

2) How much weight have you lost to date? What is your final goal?

I’ve lost 33 lbs and I’d like to lose another 37ish lbs. 

 

3) What have you learned most about yourself since starting your fitness journey?

I’ve learned that I am stronger than I ever thought I was.  Not necessarily physically speaking, but definitely mentally.  Let’s face it, losing weight can be very easy and it can be extremely difficult… it’s all about your desire and mindset.  I like to sum it up as “If your mind is made up, then your body has no choice but to follow suit.”  You physically can not go some place that your mind has not already been.

 

4) I know that you have tried losing weight before. What made it easier to find success this time?

Honestly, I think I was 100% ready to do it.  So many times before I “thought” I was ready, but I didn’t want to work at it.  I didn’t want to put in the effort or time.  Also, the avenues that I chose were pre-packaged foods, shakes, etc.  Yes, I lost weight on them, but I never truly LEARNED anything about my relationship with food and how to overcome its temptations. 

Anybody can lose weight, but it’s the keeping it off and understanding why we do the things we do.  It’s learning that it’s ok to have a bad day or enjoy a little something special, BUT knowing when to stop yourself.  Realizing that the food in front of you no longer has control over you, but you have control over it!  What a powerful realization for anyone to obtain!!  I’m not saying that I still don’t have those moments, because I do, but I’m better equipped to deal with them.

 

5) If you could name a “secret” or a “trick” that made you stick with it, what would you say it was? Or if there are more than one?

I have to say that if you’re not mentally ready to roll up your sleeves and get dirty, it’s just not your time.  You have to come to a place where YOU are more important than the food.  You have to be ready to work hard, fall down, pick yourself back up and get going again.  Small, reasonable goals are a key to success also.  Once you’ve reached a small goal, pat yourself on the back and celebrate, then get back to work!

 

6) What challenges did you face along the way and how did you overcome them?

I had to realize that I didn’t become overweight overnight and I certainly wasn’t going to lose the weight overnight either!  That’s a hard lesson to learn when you’re working really hard and may not be seeing the results that you think you should.  However, your body will need a little adjustment time and when it gets through the shock of you fueling it with wonderfully healthy food for a change, it will respond exactly how you’d like it to!

 

7) Any other advice or tips to pass on to others who are beginning a similar journey to weight loss?

It may sound cliché, but give yourself a fair shot.  Don’t go into a “lifetime change” with an expectation of a huge change within 2 weeks.  You are worth so much more than just a couple of weeks.  You owe it to yourself to love yourself enough to take care of YOU!!!  Don’t ever give up!  Allow yourself those set backs and use them as learning lessons that you can and will be the best you that you can be!

 

Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Jodi!

Read Jodi’s complete testimonial and others by clicking HERE.

Want more information on the program Jodi used to reach her goals? Check it out HERE.