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Weight Loss Transformations

 

CARISA R.

Full-time work, new mom, full-time student—I didn’t have time to think about fitness. No wonder I found myself the heaviest I’ve ever been! I had every good excuse in the book to be fat.

A close friend of mine told me about Kristi Youngdahl, who lost weight and became a fitness competitor and model. He showed me an article from Oxygen Magazine with her before and after pictures and her story. I was awe struck. What hit home for me was that she is a mom like I am. It’s hard to know how difficult it is to lose baby weight unless you’ve gone through it yourself. She did it, and is sharing her secrets with the rest of us!

Training with Kristi gave me the push I needed to believe in myself. She gave me the confidence to push the little monsters out of my head that tell me I’m going to fail. Kristi pushes me to go further, harder, faster, stronger. She makes me feel like I can do it. She also introduced me to Isagenix products that give me energy and help me feel more focused during the day.

I love that Kristi’s philosophy goes beyond the gym. She believes in creating the total package. We need to have a solid nutrition plan, learn how to grocery shop for our waistline, and keep our organs and mind healthy in order achieve our fitness goals. It’s not all about being pretty with Kristi; it’s about being strong—physically, mentally and emotionally.

Kristi helped me realize that I do have time to work out. I do have time to eat healthy. I do have time to be fit. I wasn’t making those things a priority; now I do.

I was heaviest after giving birth to my daughter, weighing in at almost 200 lbs. My pre-pregnancy weight was 175 lbs. I’m proud to say my current weight is 130 lbs, and I’m not going back. Thank you, Kristi!

No matter how many times I read it, Carisa’s story always brings tears to my eyes! This woman embodies courage and strength. As someone who has been there, I can agree whole heartedly that bouncing back from post-baby obesity is a challenge like no other. It’s so humbling to play a role in helping women like Carisa find their own path back to health and confidence through my program. I was elated when Carisa’s journey with Inspired Fitness took her all the way to fitness competition! I have so much admiration for this beautiful woman.  ~Kristi

KIM K.

Kim 30-Day TransformationI have been active my whole life. My husband and I are both still very active and workout on a consistent basis. Our diet was relatively clean, but I never saw the results I wanted. Then, a friend of mine introduced me to Kristi’s Isagenix challenge through Inspired Fitness. It was the best thing that I could have done!

With the support that is offered, it was easy to be successful. Kristi was always answering my questions and giving fantastic advice to me. I had the privilege of meeting Kristi in October, and I can honestly say it was a life changing experience. She has been an essential piece of my success through her Inspired Fitness training program and her support.

I started the 30-day challenge weighing 148 lbs with 21% body fat. I finished weighing 137 lbs with a body fat of 19% and a total of 23 inches lost!! Not to mention, I am a type 1 diabetic and I even decreased my insulin, which is a huge reward.

My goal is to compete in a fitness show next spring, and I will continue to use Kristi’s guidance to get there!

ABBY A.

When I first met Kristi, my initial reaction was: Wow! She exudes happiness, radiates beauty, and attracts positivity. I thought if I could be half the person she is, I’d be on a better path myself. She is my motivation, then and now.

My original fitness goal was to run a ½ marathon. I also wanted to build muscle and tone, lose 50 pounds, and fit into size 8 clothing. So far I’ve lost 4 pants sizes and 3 shirt sizes!

Beyond the weight loss, working with Kristi has helped me in so many areas of my life. I’ve always been an optimistic person, but felt like I was trying too hard to be happy on the outside. Now, when I look in the mirror I see and feel confidence. And I’ve gained so much poise that others are seeking out my advice and asking what they can do to live like me!

Overall, I am a happier, healthier me! Just a new and improved version of what already existed, with more confidence, desire, and zest for life.

Abby holds a huge place in my heart. I’m proud to say she did better than becoming the kind of person I am…she became the best possible version of herself!  Watching her grow into a strong, confident woman has been so inspiring to me, and she is now passing that gift of health and inspiration to others through Bodies By Abby Black. She truly embodies my mission: to empower women to reach their full potential and inspire others to do the same!  ~Kristi

HALEY T.

Haley's Transformation

I have had high cholesterol since my stroke three years ago (at age 30). I’ve always though it was odd, because I don’t eat that bad so I always wondered if it had something to do with the stroke. Regardless, I’ve had to take cholesterol medication ever since.

I started clean eating in December. By March my cholesterol test results were great! My doctor took me off my cholesterol medication completely.  I truly believe it is because of clean eating and Isagenix! Another addition to the list of ways Inspired Fitness and Isagenix have improved my health…I don’t take my anxiety medication anymore!

 

Like many, Haley was introduced to Inspired Fitness through the 30-Day Isagenix Challenge, and that proved to be just the beginning! What I love most about Haley is her dedication, and what I love most about her story is the health she has experienced through Inspired Fitness and Isagenix. It took nothing more than clean eating, Isagenix, and fitness to empower Haley to radically change her life. I am so proud to be her cheerleader and so honored to share in her journey! ~Kristi

NICHOLE W.

Every summer I would gain about 12 pounds just from too much summer fun. I was ready to be done with that yearly ritual. So September of 2011 I scheduled a consultation with a personal trainer, Kristi Youngdahl. And I never looked back!

Kristi had me hooked from the very start. She truly cared, and she taught me not only how to work out, but also how to eat clean. Then she introduced me to Isagenix, and the results were amazing. I’m proud to say one year later that, thanks to all the tools Kristi gave me, I am down 17 lbs and 2 pants sizes!

Not only am I healthier, but my whole family is too—because Kristi gave me confidence to make fitness and clean eating my lifestyle. Every time I talk to her, she teaches me something new. I plan to keep Kristi in my life for a long time. And since I’m her travel agent now, I figure that won’t be too hard!

There’s nothing I love more than to watch the women in my Inspired Fitness family spread the healthy, clean eating love to their own families. Nichole took the tools I gave her and just kept running with them! Now she and her family are enjoying spectacular health because of it. She had the kind of excitement for clean eating that I hope to see in every Inspired Fitness woman, because food truly is the foundation of any transformation. Over the past few years, I’ve watched as Nichole has made huge strides in her life and in the lives of others, especially through Isagenix. That kind of success is what every trainer hopes (and works, and sweats) for with every client. ~Kristi

CASSIE K.

Growing up, my life revolved around food. My dad owned the local grocery store, so I tried samples from distributors, grabbed food off the shelves, and went straight to the deli whenever I wanted to. With no knowledge of healthy eating, my choices weren’t usually good. In high school, I developed a really negative body image, and not long after college began, I gained a lot of weight.

I became the ultimate cardio queen, believing this was the way to achieve all I ever wanted—the perfect body. But eventually, I got sick of working so hard without seeing results. I was about to give up when I sought out a personal trainer to just “fix” me, because clearly my way wasn’t working. Thankfully I found Kristi Youngdahl!

I began a process that was foreign to me. Strength training was outside of my comfort zone, but I knew I had to trust in something new if I was going to make a change. Working out with Kristi, I quickly began to build muscle and lose weight. I found clean eating and Isagenix products to be essential to my success.

Working with Kristi I learned that life and happiness aren’t about achieving the perfect image. There is no such thing as perfect. Perfection is learning through trial and error and constantly evolving and growing. She showed me that working myself to death to become something I felt I “should be” wasn’t the way to find self-worth. I now know that happiness comes from within, that it’s all about being proud of the person you are and the past that helped you become exactly who you should be.

Once I began to value myself, I decided I needed to change my outlook. No more negative thoughts—only positivity, only love for myself, and belief that I deserve peace and happiness.

I went out on a limb and decided to compete in the Fitness America Ms. Bikini America Pageant. I remember thinking to myself before I stepped on stage, “No matter what happens, you did this all for you, and I am so proud.” I was awarded the 3rd place medium class trophy! To this day, I keep that trophy and other small symbols of my personal journey as a reminder to hold my head high and continue to welcome challenges.

My fitness journey has paved a new route in my life, and I have no idea where I’ll end up running. All I know is that my journey doesn’t end here.

To know Cassie is to love her. She is one of the most vibrant, fun-loving souls I’ve encountered, and she makes me love what I do even more, every time we talk. Cassie took a risk, embraced something new, and reaped the rewards. Every woman should know that kind of thrill and every woman is capable of that kind of courage and success! She is truly an inspiration to us all. Cassie’s journey with Inspired Fitness took her all the way to fitness competition and even fitness modeling…in Inspired Fitness workout videos! I’m sure you love watching her demonstrate your monthly workout moves as much as I love working with her. I can’t wait to see her take over the world as she continues to grow. ~Kristi

CARRIE K

Carrie 30-Day TransformationI can honestly say I had a very hard time looking at myself in my before pictures, not to mention submitting them for the Inspired Fitness Challenge. But I am so thankful I did!

I stepped outside my comfort zone, put myself first, and focused on what makes me happy and healthy. I never in a million years would have thought 30 days could transform my body, mind, and soul—but it did. I feel like I have found my passion and I am enjoying life!

Just two months of good nutrition alone gave me a total of 24 lbs and 14 inches lost, and my BMI also dropped 4 points. I am completely blown away by my after photos and still can’t believe that is me. I love everything about the way my body is transforming inside and out! Time to step it up and incorporate the Inspired Fitness workouts. Looking forward to the next Inspired Fitness Challenge, and now I can’t wait to take my after photo!

To hear that I am an inspiration to others now brings tears of joy. I thank everyone who participated in the Inspired Fitness Challenge for all of the support, encouragement, and tips they offered. Thank you, Kristi, for believing in me. And thank you, Isagenix, for the amazing products. I am so grateful!

Carrie is living proof of my results-driven philosophy that food is the foundation of your transformation! She started with nothing but clean eating and Isagenix and she got dramatic results in only 30 days. Adding Inspired Fitness workouts to her life is now taking her to the next level of health, strength, confidence…and of course definition and tone! But my favorite thing about Carrie’s story is that she found, like I and so many others have, that cleansing herself physically through food and fitness empowered her to cleanse emotionally to become the passionate, fulfilled, and positive person she always knew she was. What an honor it is to play a role in these Inspired Fitness and Isagenix whole-life transformations! ~Kristi

 

KRISTI S.

Since training with Kristi Youngdahl, I have found the courage to workout with weights, to do an interval workout, to eat “strange” foods, and to sign up for my first half marathon! I never imaged myself making these changes in my life, but I am so thankful to Kristi for inspiring me to look inside myself to find the courage I needed!

MANDI

I’m 32 and mother to 5 children age 8 and under. I had started to feel doomed to a roly-poly mom body until I saw you. Super motivated by your success story and pictures! You have an incredibly inspired momma down in Alabama.

SHAUNA

I am truly compelled and inspired by your transformation and life-changing story. I so desire to live a happy life filled with purpose, drive, and passion. It boils down to believing in myself and having the mental strength and positive thinking to believe. You are truly an inspiration!

ALISON V.

Alison VKristi, I just wanted to let you know how much your website helped me in preparing for Miss Minnesota! The nutritional advice and words of encouragement motivated me in the best way possible. Thank you!