Online Boot Camp Success Stories
Read these powerful stories of transformation to get inspired to become one of our next Success Stories! If they can do, you can do it!
Down 9 pounds & I AM proud of who I am and what I have accomplished!
I generally don't enter these contests even though I am a participant because I figure someone else has done more and deserves to win more and I like to stay 'behind the scenes". Well, this time is different. To begin,
Over the last ten weeks I actually hit 139 which from my highest weight in May is down 9 pounds. More importantly I am stronger and I have tightened up by being consistent with my 3 & 3 interval/NEWOs weekly and have lost several inches.
My fitness test has improved as well. But a greater epiphany for me is one of acceptance of self. I AM proud of who I am and what I have accomplished. I am not embarrassed to be healthier than most people I meet but instead, if they inquire, let them know my 'minimums' with regard to exercise, food, water and how with CONSISTENCY healthy body, spirit and mind is theirs for the taking. I want to share the 'recipe' with the world!
As I said it is in my nature to stand in the shadows, be humble and not haughty or proud but I have separated this feeling out and finally realize I am not bragging that I am happy and content but as I said I want to share the 'recipe" (your recipe) and its simplicity.
((an example of my former warped view of self is people would say 'you have run marathons?' and my response would be 'oh not really- I have dabbled in them!' I actually have run 4 and missed qualifying for Boston by 1 minute a few years back(which I consider one of my accomplishments :)
This may seem odd but really has been a big takeaway. My husband, kids and family are on board like never before and as I share this program with sisters and friends I can not help but be thankful that this program exists for it is changing people--wherever they are on the health and wellness continuum- for the better,
Thank you for all you do!!
Online Boot Camp Success – I dropped 50 pounds in 10 months!
So here I was at a convention in October of 2015
thinking I would learn something about success.
Little did I know I would run into someone
like Jonathan Roche.
This guy gets onstage with some serious charismatic
attitude and something about him and his tone and
more importantly his message resonated more with
me than anything I had experienced. I felt like he
was talking directly to me in the second row.
He talked about yoyo dieting and how people do
drastic changes to their diet and how they always
bounce right back up in weight. That was me.
I had tried everything and every book and every diet
over a twenty-year time span and nothing had worked.
I always went back up and back up beyond. So I
drank his KoolAid and read the book in less than a
week. In October of 2015 I made the decision to do it.
I was already gluten free for the most part but I would
cheat when the opportunity was present. I decided to
cut some things to help the process. So I totally cut
soda out. Not a drop since October.
I also worked on portion size reducing our plate sizes
at home with intention. I stopped drinking whatever
whenever and only have a glass of wine on special
occasions, maybe 2 times a month. I stuck more
importantly to the daily habits he discusses in the book.
I did his workout regimen because I needed his
energized voice in my head. I can probably recite
90% of his mantras and do so with my old Boston
accent (I'm from that neck of the woods originally).
Here's the thing. Everything became habit. I've
learned to love the foods I now eat. I hate even
the smell of fried foods. It's almost like when
someone quits smoking and they hate the smell.
Your body, once healthy, craves healthy. You will
crave working out, you will crave vegetables over
fried okra. It's called habit for a reason.
I lost my original goal of 30 pounds back in December.
I dropped 30 pounds in 10 weeks as planned. I’ve lost
the additional 20 pounds in six months time keeping
to the habits.
I redid my life insurance recently and now have a
million dollar coverage for $50/mo at age 39. I just
looked at the before and after pictures for first time
since December as I write this incredible testimonial
about Jonathan and his system and want to cry at the
difference I see.
It's so much more than weight. It's knowing that this
last vacation to Maine to do some hiking with my
family would have been a chore, not a vacation, for
my old self.
I enjoy working out with my kids. My children all
eat and live healthy lifestyle because of me and my
wife's healthy living. Everything from work, to
family, has significantly been impacted thanks to
Jonathan Roche's heart to see these changes in
so many people across the country.
Thank you Jonathan. I can never repay you for the
wealth of life I now have to look forward to...
Boot Camp Success - From stressed & exhausted to 40 pounds down!
Hey Boot Camp Coaches,Alanna
I just wanted to write a quick note of thanks to you guys and a bit of an encouragement to the rest of the boot camp teammates.
In November 2012, I joined Online Boot Camp 11. I was at the end of my rope. Tired. Completely Stressed Out. Exhausted. Ready for Change.
As a wife to an amazing husband, mom to two incredible little boys, and a small business owner, none of these things were serving me well. So I jumped in with both feet, and this is key, I just “trusted”.
See with my Bachelors of Science in Human Movement and Health, it was easy for me to trust in the physical aspects of Online Boot Camp. Interval training and strength training made perfect sense. I knew that they would work.
The mental game was harder for me, but I trusted.
When Jonathan said, "Just keep showing up!" I did.
When Steph said, "You are worth it!" I started to believe.
When Erik said, "I'm blowing wind in your sails." I embraced it. I calmed my mind and released my tense muscles with Mahmoud.
I just kept putting one foot in front of the other. Showing up. Doing my best. Taking on one habit at a time. Putting in the work.
Was it always easy? No. The last seven months of my life, I've had some major life challenges. Life handed me plenty of excuses to quit, but I didn't.
All these small steps have added up. Big Time.
I'm down 40 pounds and 34 inches! I feel great and have so much more energy. I'm stronger. On the outside and Inside. :0)
Boot Camp truly does work when you work the program. So if you are on the fence about the next upcoming Boot Camp, don't delay. Beautiful things await.
Thank you for all the support, encouragement, and tools so that I can continue to become my best me!
With the fullest of hearts,
Online Boot Camp Success - I'm down 45 lbs & 65 inches
Here are my "Before" and "During" photos. I can't bring myself to call it "After" because that implies that this journey will someday be completed.
The journey that I'm on right now with No Excuses Boot Camp and how I feel, I don't ever want it to end!
Anyhow, looking at the photo taken in January 2010, I recognize the face and the smile, but I no longer recognize that life.
I was exhausted, embarrassed and ashamed of myself. I didn't feel like I had the time, energy, or knowledge to take care of myself in a loving way.
Fast forward to now. I have been doing Boot Camp for a year and a half and have 2 Wellness Retreats under my belt. I am in love with exercising and how it makes me feel! You coaches make it so fun!
I am (mostly) eating food to fuel my body and am in love with my life! I feel abundant joy and gratitude daily!
I have much more growth ahead of me and am so proud to be taking the steps to get there. Did I mention I'm having a good time? ;)
Thank you from the bottom of my heart! You are stuck with me forever!
And because I know you love the numbers, I'm down 45 lbs and more than 65 inches!
Boot Camp Success: My family and children are worth it!
I have had a very long Weight Loss Loss Journey with Many Ups and Downs along the way. Both of my parents were overweight and they have both passed away as a result of health issues.Jennifer
My mother passed in 2006 and was a smoker and diabetic and also had cancer. My mom's main cause of death was a Massive Heart attack.
My father passed away in 2009 and was overweight and had many health issues. His Diabetes took his life.
Weight has been a constant struggle of mine my entire life. At 145 in 8th grade I was given a hard time and when I graduated High School I was 155.
I was never given the tools or shown that eating healthy and exercising was a way of life. I always had to try it on my own and never stuck to it and failed every time.
In June of 2006 I found myself at my highest weight I had ever been. After 4 children and the death of my mother when my youngest daughter was only 3 weeks, I topped the scales and 230lbs.
I tried exercising again using different plans and support but they were never enough, or my support at home would sabotage, make rude comments, or other things so I would give up. In 2008 I made changes in my life and I started a program under the direction of a Doctor and Dropped my first 41 pounds, moved with me and my children, and was able to keep it off for years.
In March I started my first Online Boot Camp and I learned so many tools and all of the coaches are so great. Each one of them has an AMAZING heart and a huge passion to help you succeed in any way they can.
The tools that I have learned have become a way of life. I remember the days that I did not want to get out of bed because I was so tired, or depressed, or because my Fibromyalgia.
Since I have been in Boot camp, my energy has increased dramatically, I can keep up with my children a lot better, I'm hardly ever in pain with my Fibromyalgia anymore, and my mood is A TON better.
I have learned not to listen to my negative voice (Coach Jonathan), Know that I am Worth it (Coach Stephanie), and to find Joy in the Journey, or live with Joy, live with Passion, and Don't forget to smile, (Coach Erik).
I have watched my 16-year-old daughter following in the same footsteps as I did at that age, but I was a lot more active and was trying to be very healthy. Now with the tools I have and the lifestyle change I have made, I feel confident that the continued work, and model I am being to my children will pay off and break this cycle.
I have 4 girls and 4 boys (3 are step sons) that I can show and give these tools too. My greatest motivations have been not wanting to end up like my parents, watching my brothers head in the same direction with obesity, smoking, and diabetes, and especially to be here for my children and to teach them what I never learned.
Thank you all so very much for the love and support you not only show me, but all of the other boot camp team members! You are all wonderful and amazing! I wouldn't be where I am today without the help and encouragement I have received from all of you.
You have changed my life and the life of many others!
All my Love,
Online Boot Camp Success - I’ve lost 75 pounds!
This week, I met my goal weight. Was it easy? Was it fast? No way! It took time, hard work, and perseverance.
When I first started with No Excuses and Jonathan, I wanted a quick fix and was impatient. I jumped in with fitness and exercise. That was phase one for me.
There were fits and starts, and I definitely had periods of slacking off, but gradually I found the workouts that fit me best and I made them a part of my life.
But nutrition was always a sticking point. It took a long time to find the right way of eating, for me, and to make it a sustainable, lifetime way of living. During that time there were many plateaus and frustrations.
During this journey I also had numerous personal and physical setbacks, with four surgeries. I kept at it and I think it even made me more determined to win. Boot Camps and help from Jonathan really helped me to turn the tide toward my goals.
Now, I am very fit and I feel GREAT! More like a million bucks! Fit and healthy beats skinny and out of shape, hands down. I want to be around a long time to enjoy life with my family and I am so grateful to have the tools to help make it a reality.
Knowing that Jonathan was there to support me when I needed help was an incredible motivator and enabled me to take control of my health and my future.
I learned how valuable I was as a person—even if an emotionally abusive spouse didn’t think so. That relationship officially ended this week and I am now ready to start the rest of my life!
I’ve lost 75 pounds, and went from size 16 to 4. I encourage everyone to not give up! Slow and steady wins, and you WILL get there!
With immense gratitude to Jonathan and all of the team for taking me through this journey,
Boot Camp Hub Response
Jonathan here: You are so gutsy to have fought throughthe tough times and come out on top Rita. NOW is Your Time so keep on rocking!
Boot Camp Success – I dropped 80 pounds in 9 months
In September of 2013 I fell to my knees and cried out to God that I needed help losing weight for good.Trish K
I was 46 years old, 5’5” and 228 pounds with five kids between 5 and 13. The stress of my husband being an entrepreneur, along with him living 3 hours away and commuting home on weekends, was taking its toll.
When we met at 13 I’d had a slender, athletic body. Then life happened fast and the pounds came on with each child.
I felt like a prisoner in my own body.
I’d race through a store, ashamedly grabbing “fat lady clothes” off the rack, size 18 or greater. I hated myself and was irritated with life.
Sugar and caffeine gave me fake bursts of energy, only to fall deeper into despair and brain fog as the sugar high gave way to crashes that made me want to hide in bed and escape the world.
I was too ashamed to go to the gym, and had worried family members politely suggesting liposuction. I was sincerely hopeless.
Then the prayer… Days later I saw a Flylady email touting losing 20-30 pounds in 12 weeks. Something about it gave me a glimmer of hope and promise.
The idea of not needing to drive to a gym, not needing any equipment and, I was to learn, not even shoes or a bra sometimes, meant such freedom. And this all for an affordable price that wouldn’t set us back if it was another failed attempt, meant I had nothing to lose.
So I signed up and did my first workout. Wow - it was actually fun, encouraging and do-able. Oh those stretches felt so good! So too the rush of endorphins to muscles long overlooked! I was actually looking forward to the next workout! I was doing this without pain!
Was that me feeling proud wearing yoga pants like other fit moms? Was that me smiling playfully with my children, willing to tickle them on the floor? Was that me feeling flirty with my husband? Was that workout really done in the amount of time it would have taken me just to drive to the gym?
And the big reveal…was that me not afraid to get on the scale because, as I focused on one Wellness Secret at a time the scale actually started moving down an astonishing 2-4 pounds per week and the tape measure got smaller!!
Prior to Online Boot Camp, I’d find myself mentally quitting any fitness routine I tried before I even started, overwhelmed at the thought of endless physical exertion with no clear map to a goal.
But Boot Camp Hub gives us our “own” personal trainer, within a community, at the touch of a button, anytime day or night. Though we’re in control, they guide, lead, motivate, train, teach and encourage us to improve our lives.
I never want to miss a day’s workout, so I gladly do at least a Timesaver Workout each day – just 20 minutes! On trips, in hotels, at midnight, whenever – I need my fix!
Following the coaches’ advice, I started respecting my body and its cues, and watched new muscle tone replace fat. I drank more water and realized I was often just thirsty! I replaced dessert with yogurt and swapped beer for hard cider.
As my endorphin rush came from quick workouts, I noticed my appetite diminish and desire to snack on sugar change to wanting quality protein. I crowded out fake food with real. I gave myself permission to sleep more.
I love how the coaches remind you it’s not about perfection or striving, but the journey in the “I’m human club.” It draws me back every time, even when I slip up, and gives me no reason to quit.
Over the course of nine months I lost more than 80 pounds and made it to my “mental goal weight” of 148! It’s the first time I’ve honestly stuck with an exercise regimen and loved it!
My friends and family are inspired; I tell everyone about Online Boot Camp because anyone can do it. Oh the joy of a happy body, clear mind, and spring in my step as I again enjoy life and my family in stride – wow!
I’m no longer ashamed to be seen in public; I feel like I belong! To the Boot Camp Hub Team – you’ve helped give me back my life, passion, optimism and zest for living.
If I can lose 80+ pounds and enjoy easy, daily workouts, how much more can anyone accomplish that! You can DO IT!!
Boot Camp really does give you the toolkit to accomplish your goals and maximize your life. I’m now a 12-month subscriber and look forward to being a lifelong member because I truly can’t imagine my life and figure without Boot Camp Hub.
Thanks for sharing your incredible vision for overcoming and winning with us!
Success Story: Laurie has gone from 250 lbs to 151 lbs!
I have joined the "summer clothes donation team". In fact, I am in for Spring, Winter and Fall, too!
I have thrown away anything that does not fit and is not usable, anyway. And given away 2 large trash bags full of clothes, and in fact I have a small hill in my bedroom now that needs to be given away!
I am having a seamstress take in the classics that my husband and I love, so that they fit me NOW! I have gone to thrift stores to find things that fit my new image.
Instead of slouchy clothes I now wear classic looks. Instead of a 22-24 size clothes I USED to wear, I just bought a new (to me) size 8 jeans! Instead of 250 on the scales, it is now 151.4!Laurie H
I have been working seriously for almost 2 years. I exercise regularly at the near by health club. I take brisk walks at work, and love to walk with my son. I drink water, and I make smarter choices.
I had a phone conversation with you at one time, and you asked why I wanted to lose weight. I told you I wanted to be around to see my Grandchildren get married. I wanted to be healthy.
My doctor was impressed last year, but he has not seen me yet this year (soon). I think that this will knock his socks off.
Thanks for all you have inspired me to be!
Boot Camp Success
Dear Boot Camp Coaches,Sharon S
No words seem enough to thank you for all that you and our bootcamp family have done for me and my transformation.
I joined Boot Camp 11 in November 2012 feeling desperate and hopeless in my life long struggle to be healthy, be a normal weight and have a positive relationship with food. Fast forward 8 months. I've lost 20 lbs and 20 inches. I exercise 5 to 6 times a week and am dealing with the reasons that I have not felt worthwhile. I listen to my body and eat whole foods that make me feel great. I have also learned that success is measured in so many more ways than the number on the scale. Most importantly I have gained energy, strength and the courage to be me. I have also experienced the magic of bootcamp. Change has occurred in all areas of my life. I now feel empowered and honoured that I can share my journey with others.
My journey has just begun so stay tuned!