If you’ve looked at our product catalog, you probably noticed our feature about people who have transformed their lives by combining exercise and the BBS. Karla Flores was one of the people we featured, and we were so inspired by Karla’s transformation that we reached out to learn more about her story. Karla was kind enough to answer some questions for us, and here’s what she had to say!
What made you decide to get started with Yoli?
I was at a point in my life where I made the decision to start getting healthy. I tried meal replacement shakes, and I lost weight but I always felt like I was starving. Soon after, I regained the weight. I was devastated! My son introduced me to Yoli and he had me at “you have to eat to lose weight.” (Every woman’s dream come true!) That’s all I needed to hear and within the first several weeks, I lost a whopping 20 pounds and tons of inches. That’s it—I was hooked!
How do you use exercise and Yoli together?
Well, before starting Yoli I was 219 pounds and didn’t do many activities besides walk to my car and go to work. But soon after I had the energy to go to the gym at least once a day and start to run. I had so much energy! I didn’t want to waste it, so I began to train 1-2 times a day and started to run at 44 years of age. I never ran before, so it was liberating. I even run Spartan races and have obstacle course events that I coach at alongside my son. So now I consider myself an athlete. I can’t go a day without working out. I love it! Yay for Yoli Passion!
What obstacles have you personally encountered on the BBS and how did you deal with them?
I have hit points on my Yoli journey that were stagnant. I would change my exercise routine and drink more water. I also changed up my proteins, carbs, veggies, and fruits. It worked for me!
What advice would you give to someone starting on the BBS?
FOLLOW THE SYSTEM— IT WORKS!!
How has your life changed since starting your transformation?
I was the mom who wouldn’t attend any outings, weddings, or family functions because I was ashamed of how I looked and how much weight I had gained. It was difficult for me to walk from my car to my house after work. I was sad all the time with no energy.
Since starting Yoli, I’ve gone from a size 22 to a size 5 and 219 pounds to 129. That’s down 90 pounds! I’m able to go into any store I want and pick out any outfit and it fits!
I’m active 7 days a week and coach other moms as well. I also train kids every Wednesday to help fight childhood obesity. I run Spartan obstacle races that range from 3-15 miles. I coach alongside my son at his obstacle course events with our OCRlivefit family. How great is that at 46 years to have your life back? I cry daily, you know those proud tears! All of this would not be possible without me giving Yoli a try.
Is there anything you want Yoli Nation to know?
I thought my life was over and I would have to live a life that I really felt I didn’t deserve. So I changed with the help of Yoli. What’s 28 days of your life? It doesn’t matter what your age is, what nationality you are, or where you were born. Yoli works! Give it a try—trust me, I know.