Below is an incredible story from a truly inspiring ViSalian, Rachel Groves! Rachel had many obstacles to overcome and with the help of ViSalus and her support team, Rachel is is a great example of what can happen when you’re truly dedicated to transforming your life. Read how Rachel Groves transformed her life through the Body by Vi Challenge. Thank you for sharing this amazing story, Rachel!
“I thank God every day for ViSalus and our awesome leaders because pretty much all my life I struggled with my weight- I turned to an eating disorder when I was 16 then blew up like a balloon when I finally stopped hurting myself. Eleven months ago I was at my all time lowest, basically at a cry for help and begged God for a sign if I was meant for anything- that next night my friend Crystal shared The Challenge with me, I signed up right then and there without watching the video as I knew it was my sign from God and I have never looked back.
After I lost my first 80 pounds in 2 Challenges the company introduced us to Project 10. I had only 11 days left in my 2nd challenge and learning that by just losing 10 pounds, that I could help a child receive a free bag of Vi-Shape Shake Mix to help fight obesity, it really hit home to me and touched my heart. It gave me even more accountability to know a child out there needed me to lose this weight so that they had a free chance in the fight against obesity and don’t have to struggle like I did to love myself. I lost 12 pounds in the last 11 days and just kept on losing and submitting my video knowing that a child would get free meals.
I’m so blessed and inspired by our awesome leaders and company that truly care, they are always giving back to us- plus wining the $1,000 I knew right away I was meant to help kids in my own community with part of the money since it’s a big part of my heart. When I first started my journey at 294 pounds, I couldn’t even walk to the mailbox without heavy breathing, I was a diabetic with high blood pressure, to date I have my full health back; I can run a 5k in 18:05 minutes, I lift over 350 pounds on my legs, and over 240 pounds on my abs.
ViSalus has opened the door for me to meet some truly awesome people that support me, inspire me and I even joined a group of 3 awesome guys, we call ourselves Vi3DL, and together we’ve lost almost 800 pounds as a team! We are trying to inspire and bless others that they too can get over their excuses and take that first step that opens a door to many possibilities that you can and will achieve through Body By Vi because of the awesome support system that it gives you. I truly believe that’s how I was able to lose 146 pounds, 56 inches and 10 dress sizes because people like my friend Crystal and my team supported me the whole way!”