Name: April W.
Location: Newberry, Florida
Was: 353 pounds
Lost: 63 pounds and 83 inches*
Additional Weight Lost
Since Challenge: 20 pounds*
As Of: August 2009
Name: April W.
Aspiring Mom Takes Control of Health and Gets Closer to Starting Family
While her friends were having their second and third child, April’s dream of having a family was put on hold because of her weight. The 27-year-old’s habit of working all day and skipping breakfast and lunch to keep up with a home-based business had taken its toll. Her weight at an unhealthy 353 pounds, she feared she’d never be able to start a family.
The job’s demanding hours and around-the-clock schedule left no time or motivation for exercise or sleep and she found herself bingeing on unhealthy snacks and high-calorie fast food meals late at night. The high-stress, sedentary lifestyle left April miserable and the heaviest she’d ever been.
“I’m normally a happy, social person, but that started to fade away being secluded in my home office all day,” admits April of Florida. “I was so uncomfortable about my weight that I hid from the world behind a computer screen.”
With life-long weight struggles and failed attempts at every diet imaginable, April was considering weight-loss surgery. Fortunately, her mom persuaded her to give Isagenix® a try and sign up for the 2009 IsaBody Challenge®.
She half-heartedly agreed and was happily surprised when she lost her first 20 pounds and 26 inches.* She became convinced that Isagenix was her solution and fully committed to the Challenge.
A little while later, after losing 45 pounds,* April found the courage to emerge from behind her computer and take up workouts like hot yoga and Zumba, a Latin dance class. If she couldn’t get to a class or the gym, she ran the stairs in her two-story condo.
Along the way, April says the thought of starting her family kept her pushing forward. Her husband of five years even lost 30 pounds* from all of the lifestyle changes.
“I didn’t want to be fat and pregnant,” shares April, who lost a total of 63 pounds and 65 inches* during the Challenge. “I want to be healthy and raise healthy kids. Isagenix is helping me to get there.”
All through the Challenge, April received encouraging comments from her friends as she chronicled her progress on her Facebook page. Because of the stories she’s heard from people who’ve been in the same place, she’s now committed to inspiring others toward the health and happiness she’s discovered.
Third-place winner in the Women 18-35 Category, April has transformed herself from miserably obese to exuberantly fit and is now enjoying a healthier work-life balance, improved sleep and even a new wardrobe. She’s still focusing on making her goal weight of 140 pounds before her wedding anniversary, but she’s confident that she’s solidly on her way there. She and her husband are looking forward to starting their family soon, now that they’re both living healthier lives.
“Whatever my future holds it’s going to be related to my new healthy lifestyle,” shares April. “Isagenix has changed my life!”