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I knew I had to make a change for my whole family.

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Name: Christina Russell

Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia

Starting Weight: 215 lbs
Started DDPY: April 2013

Timeframe: 5 Months

Weight Lost: 60 lbs

I was the unhappiest I have ever been in my entire life. At one point, my little boy placed his hand on my arm and looked into my eyes and said, "Smile Mommy". I knew right then that my grief and sadness wasn't just affecting me - it was affecting my entire family and it was time to make a change.

I had suffered a very late-term miscarriage in October 2012. 

The loss resulted in depression, anxiety, and a huge body image problem to go along with the extra weight.

I have struggled with my weight on and off since my mid 20's. I've gained, I've lost and I've gained again. Each time trying a new diet, a new gym, or a new home fitness program, but nothing seemed to last. 

In March of 2013 my husband showed me Arthur Boorman's inspirational video and I haven't looked back since. I started the program on April 1st, and within 3 months I had already lost 41 pounds. Two months after that I lost a total of 60 pounds and dropped from a size 18 to a size 6! One year later the weight is still off and I'm stronger, leaner, and more flexible than ever.*


But that's not all...DDP YOGA hasn't just changed my body - it's changed my life! 
I changed careers and became certified in nutrition and wellness, wrote a cookbook, and became the co-first female Certified DDP YOGA Instructor in the world, with my great friend and hardcore sister, Liz Collins. I also co-won the DDP YOGA Inspirational Challenge (with Liz) and run a blog that was originally intended to keep me accountable during my weight loss journey, but has transformed into this amazing platform to help others. At you can find gluten-free recipes, product reviews, giveaways, fitness challenges, DDP YOGA success stories, motivational quotes, and more!

Today it's all about paying it forward and helping others set goals and then crush them! I'm 39 and for the first time in my life I'm can't wait to see what I'm like at 40! 

If you're thinking about taking a chance on DDP YOGA - just do it because sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest and best step of your life!


Follow Christina's Blog for tips, recipes, reviews, and more.


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