Jasmine Jones lost 46 lbs in six months with FOCUS T25. She entered her results into The Beachbody Challenge, and won the $500 Daily Prize for January 17th!
Jasmine is an Independent Beachbody Coach.
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
In 2009 I was diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism and had to have radiation twice in order to shrink the thyroid. Then I was told I would have to take this pill called Synthroid forever because the radiation therapy would casue Hypothyroidism. I researched Hypothyroidism and learned that many people who have it have issues with losing weight and as someone who already struggled with weight it was disheartening to me. In 2013 I had my son Zaire, he was premature and it was my 3rd C-section. I had a very unhappy work life and I was now 233 pounds after birth. The thought of going back to work depressed me and when I finally returned to work I was 256 lbs. I was miserable because none of my clothes fit. Trying on clothes would bring me to tears and I was so uncomfortable. I felt lost in my body and to walk up the stairs or down the block I was gasping for air, plus I had to keep revising my medication because my hormone levels were not up to par. I didn’t like this body. I didn’t like me.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I looked in my full length mirror in my room and I actually said out loud “Who are you and where is Jasmine?” I didn’t know who I was looking at! I desperately wanted to change, but I had no clue on how to even start because I felt and looked so big! Then one night I was scrolling through Instagram and saw this transformation picture of a woman who was even bigger than me, but had this great transformation. The post stated that if I wanted to make a change in my life that I needed to email the person who posted the picture stating why I was ready to make a change. I immediately went into action. My soon to be Coach responded and gave me information on this T25 program with a video so I could what the workout entailed. I was scared to death of this workout, but after being reassured that I could do it, I put my fear aside and ordered my T25 Challenge pack. I was all in! My family needed me and most of all, I needed me back!
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
The greatest challenge I faced before the program was being limited to run around with my kids and feeling uncomfortable in my own skin while battling a Thyroid Disorder that forced me to work harder than most because my medication was always being changed due to fluctuating Hormone Levels. Starting T25, I cried for a whole week every single time I did the workout because I didn’t understand why my Coach gave me this workout! It was so hard! I kept saying that I was too fat to do this. It was the worst 25 minutes of my life! But then on my Third week of doing T25 something crazy happened! I went through the workout full force and finished! I cried again! But this time because I rocked the hell out of that workout! I was so proud of myself and my husband even started to do the workout with me. The workouts, Drinking Shakeology, a structured meal plan has transformed me inside and out! I am so much happier! My confidence has been boosted and I can race with my kids! I love Beachbody!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
What I liked about this program is that it really made me dig deep within myself to push as hard as I could. I cried a lot, but the results that I achieved were well worth the tears!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
Losing 46 lbs is a huge achievement for me. It’s the most weight I’ve ever lost in my life. I learned the art of eating healthy and maintaining weight loss. I have spread this knowledge to my friends and family and have inspired others to begin their own fitness journey.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I have Jasmine Back! I am not afraid to be adventurous. I do more activities with my children. I am not limited by my weight. I know longer feel upset when shopping anymore. I am completely comfortable in my skin and it exudes from me on a daily basis. I just want everyone to know that this is a program that can be achieved! All you have to do is just get up off your butt and push. It may be difficult at first, but this journey is meant to be taken one day at a time! Since the beginning of my journey, I have changed jobs am four sizes down and happier than ever before!
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
The Challenge Group was the best thing for me because it kept me motivated at all times. The accountability was exactly what I needed to stick to my goals. I gained friendships through this group and we developed a bond. When I felt like I couldn’t go anymore I had these ladies cheering me on. It was the best motivation ever.
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
Coach Cori was supportive from the very first day! She was knowledgeable about my medical condition and provided me with a structured meal plan that contributed to the pounds dropping off on a weekly basis. When I experienced plateaus, she would jump in immediately and tell me what I needed to do to break that plateau and continue making strides in my weight loss journey. She has been a huge resource to me and become a great friend.
How did a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program (such as Shakeology® or Beachbody Ultimate Reset®) support your transformation? What are the greatest benefits you gained? Did you see benefits to your energy, sleep, mood/mental clarity, digestion/regularity?
Shakeology is a key staple in my every day life. If I miss a day I feel it immediately since with my Thyroid issue, I suffer from low energy most days. Shakeology gives me a great boost of energy! I can always depend on it to give me everything I need as far as vitamins and nutrients and plus the chocolate flavor is heavenly!
How did a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program affect any existing health conditions you have?
Shakeology has actually helped me feel really happy, and my Endocrinologist is very happy about my progress.
Did you achieve any other measurable improvements with a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program? (e.g. Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, triglycerides, etc…)
Shakeology is currently my main supplement, but I plan on getting Boost Shakeology for the extra boost!
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*Results vary depending on starting point, goals, and effort.