No Gym Necessary: Yovanka Overcomes Tragedy and Transforms Her Life

Yovanka M.
Toronto, Ontario
2016 IsaBody Challenge Finalist
100-Pound Club Member||

When Yovanka began to plan her 40th birthday trip to Las Vegas, she never thought Isagenix would be part of that milestone.

After learning that the Isagenix Celebration event would be held in Vegas around the same time as her birthday trip, Yovanka took it as a sign to pursue her weight-loss goals while hoping to qualify as an IsaBody Challenge® Finalist.

Before discovering Isagenix and the IsaBody Challenge, Yovanka would often work out at the gym with her mother. When her mother passed away from a rare form of cancer, Yovanka was heartbroken and had trouble going to the gym without her. Every time she set foot in the gym, she would think of her mom.

Her solution? Working out at home. Yovanka purchased exercise DVDs, used kettlebells, jogged outside, and walked everywhere, especially to and from work, even in freezing temperatures!

Once she had committed herself to the IsaBody Challenge, Yovanka found the motivation and drive she needed to continue to lose the weight and stay accountable. Before IsaBody, she didn’t attend any Isagenix events and was not fully ingrained in the Isagenix community. However, after qualifying as an IsaBody Honorable Mention and attending the 2016 New Year Kick Off event in Dallas, Texas, she was blown away by the sense of community and feeling of support she experienced.

She found her focus and forged ahead, setting a goal of becoming a finalist in the IsaBody Challenge. When she got the call letting her know she’d placed as a 2016 IsaBody™ Finalist, Yovanka was elated.

She now embraces her confidence and plans to participate in future Challenges.

“It’s hard to describe the confidence that participating in the IsaBody Challenge gives you. I don’t believe I would have reached my weight-loss goals without the Challenge to see me through.”