What a Difference a Year Can Make
These are pictures of me last December and this December! I have not completed my weight loss journey but it’s getting closer everyday! I can not thank AJ enough for kicking my tail twice a week and showing me that I have within me what it takes to change my life and reach my goals!! I am so very thankful that God sent One body to New Albany!!!
50+ lbs Weight Lost in 3 Months
I can’t begin to say how grateful I am for AJ and Michelle and One Body (staff). For ten years, I steadily gained weight until I ballooned to over 300 pounds. I tried everything to loose weight; but Little Debbie, Twinkie, and Honey Buns all had me under their sweet tantalizing power. Food was my “crack”, my “kryptonite”, and my drug of choice. My clothes were too tight. My self-esteem was low, but because of my outgoing personality you really couldn’t tell it. Like all people, I made a New Year’s resolution to lose weight, and I gained even more. One day my wife came home and said that One Body had a Lose Big lifestyle challenge and I was going to join, no questions asked. I talked to AJ and he began to tell me, “Terez, you can do it and I am going to help you.” I can’t even begin to tell you how hard that 1st work out session was. I was thinking what I have gotten myself into. AJ would not let us quit. AJ would not let us slack. AJ would not let us cheat ourselves. The only way I can describe his work out sessions is “Tough Love.” You know what, it paid off in the end. Three months later, I am 50+ lighter and I feel and LOOK great. I am about to get my “sexy back.” My back doesn’t hurt anymore, no more chest pains, and I can walk right past Little Debbie and turn my nose up at her like I got an “ATTITUDE.” I want to say to AJ and Michelle and the entire One Body staff, from the bottom of my heart
– THANK YOU. God Bless Terez Jones 2009 Lose Big Lifestyle Champ!!!
Lost Over 50 lbs Training Online
This time last year I had my annual health exam. The report was not good. The doctor said I was overweight, my blood pressure was way too high , and I was border line diabetic. I cried and prayed. I asked God for the will took make a lifestyle change. God gave me scriptures for healing and resources for my lifestyle change. Today was my annual check up and doctor was amazed. 50+ pounds lighter, blood pressure too low , and blood sugar normal! He’s reducing all my meds and thinks I’ll be off all the meds this time next year. I’m believing God to be meds free in 1 year. To GOD be the Glory! Much love to AJ and ONE BODY!
Dax – 46 lbs Weight Lost in 3 Months
Six Week Challenge
AJ put out a challenge…lose 20 lbs in 6 weeks, and u get a 6 weeks free…we decided to go all in and go for it! Never really believing we would pull it off, together we challenged each other to eat right and exercise more often, and AJ and our NA One Body group encouraged us along the way. After 6 weeks, Drew lost 26 lbs and I lost 24 lbs…50 together! It was a fun journey, and we plan on challenging ourselves again soon.
A Forever Life Change
In March 2012, a friend told me about the “One Body Lose Big Boot Camp” class and asked me to consider joining. My first thought was, when am I going to find the time to exercise??? Like a lot of moms, I work full-time and have a household to run. I barely have time to sleep. Then I looked at a picture of myself and realized I didn’t just feel unhealthy, I looked unhealthy. But I knew I needed to quit making excuses and find the time.
I started AJ’s boot camp class on Monday, April 5, 2012. That day changed my life forever. (Thanks AJ!) The class was like no other I had ever been to. We started and ended every class with a prayer and we had rules: don’t diet, instead change your lifestyle, give it your all, build each other up, and don’t you dare say the “f” [fat] or the “c” [can’t] words. I’m not going to sugar coat it. It was rough. I sweated, hyperventilated, I even felt like I was going to throw up a few times, and was sore almost every day but I kept showing up and working hard. By the end of the 12 week class, I had lost 8 pounds and __ inches and was feeling so much better. I knew I still had a long way to go, but I also had found the will and determination from inside myself that I knew would get me there.
Before long (and even though I had 15-20 years on most of my other classmates) I found myself being called upon to demonstrate the “correct form” for the exercises. When I started seeing my body respond to all my hard work, I wanted more. I began to incorporate clean eating and additional days of training to my schedule. The weight continued to come off, and the muscle tone continued to increase. I have recently incorporated weight training and cycling into my fitness regime and along with boot camp and running, I strive to get in 6 days a week of exercise. With 6 half marathons under my belt, I am currently training to run the St. Jude full marathon in December 2014. Two and a half years ago when I started this journey, I never would have imagined that I would be where I am today. At 44, I’ve lost 30 pounds and I am quite possibly in the best physical shape of my life. It’s been a lot of hard work and determination, but worth every minute of it!
Courage and Support
I started AJ’s one body bootcamp after I had my third child in 2012. I had decided enough was enough and I wanted to get healthier for myself and my children but I couldn’t do it on my own. I had no clue what I was doing! My one body group quickly came more than just a workout group to me, they truly are family!!! Having the support of a like minded group along with AJ’s knowledge set me on a new path for life! In the last two and a half years after starting one body I have started running and have ran several 5ks, half marathons and even a full marathon. Something I never thought I could accomplish! I have also found a love for lifting weights. I have AJ and his onebody bootcamp to thank for the courage and support for my journey. If you had told me when I walked into his first bootcamp that in less than 3 years I would have lost almost 50 pounds, completed a full marathon and become an NPC bikini competitor after three children I would have laughed you out of that gym! Anything is possible as long as you are willing to work hard for it!
Friendship and Motivation
I am so blessed to be a part of the Onebody class! The friendship and the motivation that comes along with it is like no other. Everyone is so welcoming and full of encouragement and AJ will push you to do things you never imagined you could do but you do them and the feeling of that accomplishment is the best! You will absolutely love this class…My whole life has changed mentally and physically thanks to Aj and my onebody family!
18 Week Makeover
I have been with OneBody for a year and two months and it has been the best decision I could have made. AJ is a man of God, great motivator, family man, and the best TRAINER ever. I always wanted to workout but not just go to a gym and be a member, but I wanted something that would truly be life changing. Well, I found it and I am truly addicted. My body has transformed, my mind is being renewed daily, and the friendships are irreplaceable. God truly puts people in your life for a reason and I thank him daily for my OneBody family.
OneBody not only changes you from the outside, but the inside as well. Our motto “I can do all things through Christ whom strengthens me,” is true. Insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results. OneBody is in Insane because you change how you think, correct how you eat and not just exercise but make a true lifestyle transformation. By putting God first, family second and your health above everything else, life then truly becomes a life of prosperity and abundance. Thank you AJ for all that you do, continue to allow God to use you to keep inspiring, training, loving, and blessing others for HIS good.
Lanita D Goolsby