It’s time for another 131 Success Story! Each week we highlight a fantastic 131 Member Transformation. Our hope is that these real-life stories inspire you to commit to your best-self once and for all. Here, we celebrate the scale, and non-scale, victories that bring people to a new level of overall wellness and happiness. If you have a story to share with our community, contact us here. If you’ve taken back the word, “DIET,” we want to hear from you!
Tina W. always had fitness in her blood. A former Pilates teacher and personal trainer, she knew the right things to do to stay in shape, and was doing them, but they failed to work like they had in year’s past. Weight slowly crept on, and then, five years ago, she became pregnant for the first time. Her first trimester was perfect, but at 25-weeks, her body thought it was time to deliver her baby boy. She was immediately put on bed-rest and was able to carry her son Tommy to term, but it wasn’t without incredible stress and 15-weeks of little movement, which was difficult on her once athletic body.
To further her first-time mommy worries, she learned via ultrasound that her son would be born with a cleft lip. As a result, her entire pregnancy was filled with worry and sleepless nights. When Tommy was 3 months old, he had a correction surgery, but got sick and it didn’t take, so they had to wait 5 months while a hole under his nose healed before trying yet another repair surgery. All of Tina’s time, effort and energy went into her son’s healing. As a result, she faced completely foreign numbers on the scale, and found herself unable to budge a single pound despite trying new workout routines and restrictive diets. All that changed, however, when she joined the 131 Method.
The 131 Difference
She was surprised at how effortless the program seemed from the very beginning, saying, “It wasn’t stressful in terms of how much to eat or what to eat. I felt good almost immediately applying even the smallest things. It felt gradual, like a stress-free progression into success.” She immediately reduced her two-year long bloat and feels most proud of her new arms. “I see muscles I never had before and finally love how they look.”
Tina marked her progress by trying on a pair of jeans she’d purchased several years ago but could never fit into. She held onto them knowing one day she’d be able to wear them, and now she can. “I just felt in my heart that since this was Chalene’s gig, and she’d never let me down before, that I could go all in.” So she did! “I went from a size 12-14 to a size 8 in jeans!”
Tina listened and studied like it was her J-O-B. She talked daily to a friend who was also in the program, and if she ever got behind, the two friends talked accountability and dove right back in. Even though life with a busy toddler threatened to thwart her success, Tina felt incredible ease going through her lessons while the weight seemed to melt off. She learned quickly that fat was her friend, and that many of her favorite foods, including gluten, chips and most fruits, caused her to bloat terribly. She now knows the price she’ll pay physically if she reverts back to her old ways.
Tina’s husband didn’t pay much attention to her efforts in the beginning. Trendy diets had gone just as fast as they’d come in her house, but when Tina began spitting out knowledge from doctors, abstaining from trigger foods, intermittent fasting with ease, and dropping weight, he took notice. A few weeks into her journey he said, “Tell me what to do and what to eat.”
Tina wishes everyone could experience the confidence she now feels, and the pure joy she finally gets when going shopping for clothes. Once a painful task, she now looks forward to dressing rooms and mirrors. Tina has maintained her results for several months, even after testing some not-so-good-foods along the way. Rather than diving into an entire bread basket because she ate a slice, she now experiments with different foods to see how they’ll affect her in small portions. If something feels off, she goes right back to what she knows works. And she knows what works because she completed her “study of one.”
Tina wants people to know this program is legit. “It’s life-changing, plain and simple. No gimmicks or unhealthy means to your desired end. Good old-fashioned knowledge, meets action, meets results!”
If Tina can overcome her hurdles, so can you!
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Results vary based on starting point and effort.