IsaBody Challenge WINNER - Mathew Pollock
Over the past 8 years I gained 47 kg. When my partner was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer my weight started to spiral out of control. I found comfort in food and adopted the mantra ‘here for a good time, not a long time’. For a while I lost perspective and without realising I started to become depressed.
The turning point for me was when my four year old niece turned to me and said “Uncle Mat, why are you so fat?” Her words were the inspiration I needed to finally do something about my expanding waistline. The thought of not being there for my nieces and nephew and seeing them grow up was the incentive I needed to re-evaluate my mantra.
I tipped the scales at 127kg and was wearing size 46 pants. After years of sitting behind a desk I took action and joined the gym. The first few weeks I was plodding along on my own and started feeling disillusioned. A Personal Trainer, Andrea, approached me and asked if she could help me achieve my goals. My inspirational results were just around the corner!
Andrea introduced me to Isagenix. She said my journey would be hard work but guaranteed I would have results. My goals were to lose 40kg, particularly from my stomach, improve my posture and restore my self confidence. For some added incentive Andrea signed me up for the IsaBody Challenge®. My fitness regime went from no exercise at all to six sessions a week at the gym including two one-on-one sessions with Andrea and four sessions of cardio. I made it through the first week and arrived at Sunday, my first Cleanse Day. No problem. I was hungry, but hungrier for results.
With each week came a new result. Some weeks were better than others but the weight kept falling off. It was difficult at first to give up all of my unhealthy habits but I was determined to make it work. I wanted to lose the weight to see the look on my little niece’s face when she next saw me. I was hoping she would see a big change to her favourite Uncle!
Five months after starting Isagenix and entering the IsaBody Challenge I had lost 22kg and dropped from a size 46 to a 36! Altogether since taking the plunge and joining the gym I have lost 33kg. I am now a healthy 94kg. I can walk down the street and not worry about what people might be thinking. Best of all I can walk into a shop and find clothes that fit me.
All of this is thanks to Isagenix, Andrea and of course my little niece!