Jefferson Lost 170 Pounds in 3.25 Years

Jefferson Lost 170 Pounds in 3.25 Years

People choose to get fit and healthy for a variety of reasons: They want to feel better and stronger, to be able to keep up with their kids, or to gain self-confidence.

But Jefferson Gottfried felt like had had no choice but to start eating well and get fit since his health was at an “all-time low.”

With a lot of hard work and Beachbody programs like CIZE, 21 Day Fix, PiYo, CORE DE FORCE, and INSANITY MAX :30 (among many others!), Jefferson did what some people might consider impossible:

He lost 170 pounds in just over three years and got his life back on track!

Read more about his incredible journey:

Jefferson’s Life, Before

It was January 2015. I weighed 350 pounds. My health was at an all-time low. I had to change or die.

I really had no other option but to survive and get serious about lifestyle change. I have people who depend on me, and I had to make a drastic change and that’s when I decided to take or start this journey.

Jefferson’s Transformation†

I had no idea just how big nutrition was in the big picture of things.  I had no idea what portions were, let alone what healthy food was. I had never done workouts before.

The portion-control containers were huge for me — I saw just how out of whack my portions were.

I started with CIZE and then did 22 Minute Hard Corps, Core De Force, PiYo, Insanity Max:30, Clean Week, Shift Shop, and 80 Day Obsession.

If I had to pick a favorite, it would be CIZE.

CIZE is a dance workout that didn’t feel like a workout, and the different movements really helped increase my range of motion.

Jefferson Lost 170 Pounds With Beachbody Programs

I have shed fat, put on muscle, and radically transformed myself. I can walk, run, swim, and spend time with my family now. I don’t get tired playing with my daughter, and I can actually run and play sports. I have my life back!

Jefferson’s Life, After

I am 42 and I am in the best shape of my life. Every day, I get better and better. Beachbody has helped me get my life back.

Words can’t explain how grateful I am! When you work out and do your best, the results will come.

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†Results vary depending on starting point and effort. Exercise and proper diet are necessary to achieve and maintain weight loss and muscle definition. The testimonial featured may have used more than one Beachbody product or extended the program to achieve their maximum results.