Jodie Morgan / Transformation

Jodie Morgan's amazing Maxine's Challenge transformation

  • Before
    73.3kg
  • After
    63.8kg

Details

Height

169 cm

Program

Tone & Shape - Intermediate

Reason to start The Challenge

I need to take control of my life.. I am too busy living for others and trying to please them and forget about myself. I have spent the last 12 months helping my parents as my father battled cancer and my eldest daughter completed Grade 12.. I also have a 15 year old daughter and a supportive husband that I need to show I can be the mentor they believe I am. I am looking for my inner self to shine through and really need this to be just about me. Please help me succeed and show all the people in my life I can love myself.

What did you like most about The Challenge?

It was so easy!! Everything was done for you and you didn't even have to think. Just follow the program and follow the meals. You did not have to think that was a choice and quite simply i don't have the time. Working full time and two kids, a husband and other things life throws at you. It just took the complications away which is where most people run into problems. Overthinking, overreacting, over eating and over exercising. So Thank you!!

What was the hardest thing about your Challenge?

Being able to afford the supplements. We are having a very rough time at the moment so this would seriously have to be a very selfish thing of me to take that money away from the family in a time of need but we all agreed it was my time to get my self sorted I hold the family together so if I feel terrible it rubs off. Emotionally its hard when I have continuosly put myself last to then be able to take the money and spend it on my own wants and needs. That was a very big thing for me to do. I had my 14 year old take the photos at the end as we couldn't afford a photographer or makeup artist but you know what!!! Who cares..this bought my smile back and she had fun bossing me around haha... they are not awesome but they are me...this was fun but also hard as I am not one to jump in front of the camera usually people usually have to chase me or bribe me lol.

What impact has The Challenge had on your life?

WOW!! Well it has taught me that balance in normal every day life is not only achievable but very manageable. You do not have to be so strict on your food this itself is unhealthy. I am able to commit to my healthy choice of exercise without overdoing it and the food is also so easy and normal. I still managed to go out to parties and have family celebrations and if I did have the cake I balanced it out with food and exercise choices the next day. I have managed to do exactly what was on the program. I honest to god did and didn't even look for other recipes etc just followed the meals exactly(and I don't even like seafood). I wanted to see what results it would give me. The little imperfections you see are me not being perfect but who is. Seriously :) I am finally at my happy healthy place at 42. I feel that I am a great roll model for my teenage girls. I am proud of myself too. Thats a massive step right there. I love weights and am always at the beach so cardio for me is a walk a jog some Muay thai or something with the water. The Challenge has not only impacted on my life but changed it forever. Couldn't ask for more than that?(oh and I have a comp bikini to play in...should I or shouldn't I...need some more money first lol hahaha)

What would you say to people who are thinking of doing The Challenge?

Why are you "thinking" about it? If you are looking for something easy to follow that actually does what it says its going to do then do the challenge. Everything is literally done for you and the forum is full of energetic encouraging like minded supportive "normal" people. Every age group is covered and there is always a way around the "excuses" people seem to invent. You just have to want to improve your life.If yes is the answer then the challenge is for you.

Anything else you would like to tell us about your Challenge?

I just wanted to say thank you to absolutely everyone involved in the challenge. It has actually helped me see myself for the first time in a long time. You seem to forget yourself once your a mother and wife. The struggles have been real for my little family in the past 12 months with family going through cancer to loosing close friends the same age and now the financial burdens are slowly taking their toll. But we have each other, no one knows how long we have and I for one am glad I made the change to find a centre balance and better my relationship with food and my body image. I have so many people now asking me how I did it and wanting advice and telling them I'm an inspiration that I don't look old enough to have 2 teenage girls etc it does drive you to succeed and I actually feed from them whilst they feed from me. Even my husband has started to walk and has dropped 6kg in 3 weeks. Wonders never seem to amaze lol. I wish to continue to show people its not hard to maintain it really isn't. No two people are the same and you should never compare yourself to the person standing next you in the street. You seriously do not know whats going on behind closed doors either. So chin up..what will be will be but its never toilet to have some control over your life. Thank you :)

Journal

  • Jodie Morgan
    10 May 2017
    4:20 PM

    TOP 50... woooooooooohoooooooooo!!!! Thank you so much!! Us old girls can still get it done whilst juggling life and family and anything else you want to throw at me! I am motivated and love the fact that so many people are changing their lives because of something I chose to do for myself! You guys rock!! This is the new me๐Ÿ˜ƒSmiles all day long ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ…

  • Jodie Morgan
    1 May 2017
    3:34 PM

    63.8kg

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    1 May 2017
    3:14 PM

    Well....Thats all folks...it has been and gone and now life goes on...this has been a huge turning point for me as I have really struggled with what a Normal diet should be. Eat too little exercise too much...never do I like what I see and if I'm truly honest i probably never will however i am learning that I am very luck to have two arms two legs and am able to go after what I truly believe in. I have people that believe in me and i now have my own little following of people wanting some of the magic. Lucky I'm a sharing kinda a person lol.

  • Jodie Morgan
    27 Apr 2017
    6:45 PM

    Well well well.. end of the week is coming.. how is everyone feeling? Gotta tell ya ... I'm a mixed bag of emotions.. all the people getting their lovely photos taken look awesome. Won't be me.. don't have the dollars for a makeup artist, hair stylist or a photographer only made itvthrough the challenge buying supplements as a selfish choice to focus on me sooooo... photos with an iPhone probs in my yard will have to do.. lol

  • Jodie Morgan
    19 Apr 2017
    9:41 PM

    I haven't been religious in journal entries because I am trying to live a normal life and stay accountable within boundaries. I am still at least 3kg off my goal weight but the comments and compliments are coming daily. People cannot believe I am 42 this year with an 18 and 15 year old but they are the reason (two girls) I try to stay balanced and normal with regard to food and excercise. I need to show them that you can work,play and contribute as well as look after yourself be healthy yet enjoy life. THIS is my goal.. I am healthy. I am a role model, it's okay to not be perfect and have too high expectations on myself.. I feel healthy.. I look healthy..

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    1 Apr 2017
    11:59 AM
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    1 Apr 2017
    11:57 AM

    65.8kg

    So week 8 check in is here and it is hard not to feel ripped off from when you can't see the changes in yourself but clothes are feeling better and I have started full time work again whilst being a mother and wife etc so I think my brain may be just fried.. lol.. anyways my food is on point and I am following it to a tee also the training.. I want to see what results I get sticking to it .. after all.. it's less to think about.. dont k ow where all these people have the time to worry about getting bored with food... I don't have a spare 5minutes and why would you change something that's been written with a specific goal in mind... if you want that goal.. follow the plan... trust the process.. ๐Ÿ˜‰Soldier on!!! I'm from the over 40's mummy's club.. lol

  • Jodie Morgan
    23 Mar 2017
    9:23 PM

    Feeling like absolute crap emotionally... just tired I guess.. feeling like nothing's happening and can't really see the point.. I started a new job this week and people just getting inside my head.. with all my issues going on my head feels like a train station!! Sick of hearing my own voice.. have logged out of social media because I actually believe it's bringing me down more.. the scales have not moved in 4 weeks and that's disappointing ..especially when I have done all the work.. anyways it's 8:23 and up at 5am so goodnight ๐Ÿ˜ž

  • Jodie Morgan
    16 Mar 2017
    8:25 PM
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    16 Mar 2017
    8:24 PM

    We are at Week 6 and I have plateud.. hopefully I see some changes soon.. about to start a full time job too so we shall see how things pan out..

  • Jodie Morgan
    8 Mar 2017
    8:28 PM

    Getting to the stage where I can't feel anything happening in fact some days I feel awful.. and then I take a photo like this and my mind is back on...

  • Jodie Morgan
    4 Mar 2017
    10:24 PM

    67.3kg

  • Jodie Morgan
    4 Mar 2017
    10:19 PM

    So I just uploaded my 4 week check in. Just under 6kg loss.. pretty happy!! My goal weight would be 62kg as long as I can maintain some good lean muscle.. 5 kg in 8 weeks.. think I got this๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

  • Jodie Morgan
    2 Mar 2017
    2:30 PM
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    2 Mar 2017
    2:30 PM

    Week4 coming to an end.. weigh in on Sunday morning.. forgot to take measurements at the beginning so I'm thinking I will just not take them.. let the photos speak for themselves.. I can see a difference and feel the difference.. am trying not to read the forums and comments because I want this one to be about me and cannot let other peoples negativity creep in. Selfish?? I really need it to be about me.. and that's all I have energy for at this point.

  • Jodie Morgan
    16 Feb 2017
    11:36 AM
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    16 Feb 2017
    10:38 AM

    Am starting to see something brewing and feeling good some days.. life is hard to keep a balance between mum, work, wife, food and training and managing injuries... head up let's go!!

  • Jodie Morgan
    13 Feb 2017
    7:48 PM

    So today I was told this by the doctor.. stop lifting weights, don't bend over too much and get off your feet( I'm a Swim Coach who walks on concrete up and down a 50m pool all day)

  • Jodie Morgan
    10 Feb 2017
    1:37 PM

    Week 1 not even over and abs are appearing... woop woop!!

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    10 Feb 2017
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  • Jodie Morgan
    6 Feb 2017
    8:29 AM

    So today is officially the day... it's 7: 26 and I have already been to work for a few hours and now to get the school run done and off to gym.. trying to juggle food in between.. back to the pool for more coaching after... fun fun..๐Ÿ’ช๐ŸผTrick is to remind myself it's okay to spend time on me too ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

  • Jodie Morgan
    30 Jan 2017
    1:15 PM
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    30 Jan 2017
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    30 Jan 2017
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  • Jodie Morgan
    30 Jan 2017
    12:06 PM

    Have printed out the programs and meals next to grab a paper and get these "lovely" photo's taken. Challenge accepted!!

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