Huge congratulations to our client Jackie Ray, who has made incredible progress towards her goals! Not only is she making a physical transformation, but she is helping inspire so many others during this global disruption.
Check out her story.
Jackie Ray is a 62 years old sales manager for Omni Corpus Christ Hotel and has been working out with us off and on since 2017. After dropping out for a while, we invited her back for a 28 Day Transformation Challenge that she took us upon.
Like many, Jackie has a grandchild that she cares for while still working full time. Full-time work sometimes makes dinner hard to do healthily. Her work includes travel that also makes it more challenging to maintain good habits.
“Getting in and out of the car hurts my knees at the end of the day, so I’m in a catch 22, although better when I exercise them, sometimes they hurt too badly. Oh, and did I mention I am allergic to anti-inflammatories?”
Allergies to anti-inflammatories mean her arthritis pain is real
“It’s in my back, knees, hands, and I have bumps on my feet from it. I did not sleep well, never more than 3 hours at a time and woke up many times during the night. With my grandson being young, I need to be able to enjoy special times with him and not hold him back from experiences.
My goal was to take him to Disney World and be able to walk all day every day. At the time I started, walking around SAMS Club killed my knees, and it was all I could do to get back to the car, much less drive home and put things away.”
Jackie makes a studio comback
Coming back to YPB Training Studio and staying true to a meal plan for 28 days, Jackie has now lost 14 lbs
“I can tell you that I am now wearing a couple of capris that were too tight to be comfortable before. I am sleeping so much better and have more energy during the day. For the first time in my life, I must eat something in the AM, so that I don’t fade during the day. I haven’t been back to the Dr., but I am hoping my ‘borderline’ diabetes is now under control.”
“I am proud of myself, really pleased because the decisions I make daily are MINE, and I am making good ones. If I choose to eat a roll, that’s ok, and I just don’t eat another one for the rest of the week. Even my grandson has noticed that I am making the right choices and has asked me why I choose some things which tell me that I am a better example for him daily.”
“YPB has made me comfortable in my skin. Still too fat, and I even still move slowly and can’t do stairs without peg-legging due to my knees, BUT I am willing to try active things again, and if I fall short, it’s ok. I have never felt uncomfortable walking into the studio and working out with other clients near my age. I know they are in full support of me, even as I have to have exercises modified most times. BUT I WILL GET THERE!
Jackie’s best advice for starting out
“For anyone considering YPB, please know that they are a fantastic community of people who support each other. If you decide to eat an ice cream cone, it’s ok. Forgive yourself and move on. The whole process is to feel better and move better, and they know we all need different things at different times.”
A few of Jackie’s favorite things
- Quotes: “With God, all things are possible” – The book of Matthew, and “All you need is faith, trust, and a little pixie dust” – Tinkerbell
- Book – To Kill a Mockingbird
- Workout song – Justin Timberlake Can’t Stop the Feeling
Amazing work! Who’s next? We’re always here to help and would love to be part of your wellness journey.
Join Jackie in our 21-Day Online Program for our renowned workouts with the over 50-year-old crowd streamed LIVE anywhere you are. Email email@example.com for more information