Alison Vella decided it was time for a change when she confronted the reality of her future after weighing in at 240kg. Not only was she struggling with her weight problems, but she was also facing a daily battle with self-esteem issues. Her initial aim was to lose 100lb (45.5kg) which meant she would be part of the Isagenix 100 Pound Club. However as time continued, Alison’s journey soon became a whole new vision.

While other life pressures lingered at home, Alison was still determined to lose her excessive amount of weight. “Due to the nature of my son’s special needs, I have always had to remain courageous in that respect – but it’s still a struggle,” she says.

In preparing for her journey using the Isagenix ‘no-compromise’ products, Alison particularly noticed how well the products work when being used as a system. “The products provide incredible results when you use the support and systems that Isagenix provide,” she says.

One discovery that has indeed turned the tables for Alison is the launch of Healthy Mind and Body at Summer Kick Off last year. “When Isagenix explained that the program was going to help create the right mindset, I then comprehended that much of my weight problems had all come down to the negative mentality I was carrying,” she recalls.

Healthy Mind and Body is a 60-day program which provides a step by step, daily goal setting journal allowing you to focus on and achieve what you truly want out of life. Alison will also be getting on board with her first IsaBody Challenge® this year and cannot wait to see how far she can go with improving her health. “I’ve now learnt to listen to my mind and body which helps me to create balance in my life and I am so grateful for Isagenix helping me to discover this!” says Alison.

One of her most valuable encounters on her journey has been the fact Alison takes everything step by step, day by day, but knows she can always continue to grow. “Don’t give up – just enjoy the journey because you can never stop learning so many beautiful things about yourself,” Alison believes.

When everyone at Celebration cheered me on as I came on stage – I realised that this was a huge accomplishment. “I was filled with nerves before going on stage in front of thousands of people, but what I learnt about myself was incredibly unique because I unintentionally found a spark of confidence and strength that I once never had,” Alison says.

Alison doesn’t plan to stop there. Isagenix isn’t a diet – it’s a way of life. Being part of the 300lb club is one incredible achievement for Alison, but her future looks even brighter as she plans to continue using the Isagenix product systems, to maintain forever a healthy mind, body and life.

*Weight loss should not be considered typical. In a study performed in 2012 by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers, subjects lost an average of 4.1kg with an average of 0.9kg of the loss from visceral fat after 30 days on an Isagenix Program. The subjects also had a greater level of adherence and had more consistent weight loss from week to week compared to subjects on a traditional diet. Always consult your physician before making any dietary changes or starting any nutrition, weight control or exercise program.