Former Married at First Sight bride Jules Robinson has opened up about her transformation after losing 20kg in just five months.
The reality star turned entrepreneur has been announced as Jenny Craig's newest ambassador after setting out to find balance, get ‘body strong’, and achieve her health goals ahead of her 40th birthday in March.
The TV personality - who became Jules Merchant after the 2018 season of MAFS when she fell in love with her now actual husband Cam Merchant - was the very first person in Australia and New Zealand to start the new Rapid Results Max program last year.
"I’m still pinching myself at the thought of reaching my weight-loss goal, and earlier than planned," Jules says.
"I was ten months postpartum in August and felt ready to make a commitment to regain control of my health, so I approached Jenny Craig and never looked back.
"I’ve been able to reach my goal in a sustainable way, that fits into my lifestyle. I could not be happier with where I am now."
Speaking to WHO last month, Jules shared some of the reasons why she decided to lose some weight, although she stressed at the time she was "never going to be super-skinny and I don’t want to be."
After gaining weight during and after her pregnancy with son Oliver, Jules says it was an 'unflattering' pap photo that made her decide to get healthier.
"In the past 18 months I’ve been a size 10, a 12 and up to an 18. I’m not saying that’s bad, but I felt unfit, tired and because I want to get pregnant again, I felt that I needed to make some changes for my wellbeing," she told the publication.
"I think that a little while after childbirth you get to a point where getting your body back to where you want it is part of the quest to feeling like yourself again. For a while, it’s almost like you go, 'Well, this is who I am now, this is the new me,' but you eventually want to fit back into the clothes you love and that make you feel like you."
In the end Jules says it all came down to Jenny Craig meals, daily walks and gym workouts, and a weekly check-in with her coach, which became especially important during lockdown.
"During lockdown it was very easy to stay on track, I had my weekly food delivered and accountability calls with my coach over the phone, so there was no reason not to succeed," she says.
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