by News Staff
PHOENIX (KPHO/KTVK) – Christina Jordan went from being a diabetic and overweight teen, tipping the scales at 247 pounds, to a healthy and fit beauty queen. She is a Valley mother of three who beat her struggle with weight, losing 113 pounds and overcoming major health issues. Today, as a master nutritionist, fitness trainer and the new 2016-2017 Mrs. Arizona-usa, she wants to inspire and help others conquer the scale . [Online: FitBodyWeightLoss.com ] Though you’d never guess it today, nine years ago Jordan was 100+ pounds overweight, sick, tired and facing a diagnosis of life-threatening illnesses. Her weight skyrocketed at 19 years old and by the time she was 22 she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and several other conditions that doctors warned could end her life. She’d hit rock bottom! Jordan tried and failed to lose weight over and over again, spending hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars with nothing to show for it. In 2006, she tipped the scale at 247 pounds. The hardest part was how she could not run and play with her three young sons because her heart could not handle the stress. “I would hide,” said Jordan. “As a mom, I wouldn’t show my arms. I wouldn’t wear shorts. I was very restricted. Didn’t want to go to the pool. Didn’t want to go on vacation. And for me I’ve just become so much more free and I think that’s what it’s about.” For years Jordan felt trapped by her weight. After several health scares, Jordan found her inspiration to finally get healthy. She was ready to take control back over her health and desperately wanted to enjoy life with her husband and children. With the encouragement of her husband, Derek, Jordan began to study nutrition, fitness, weight loss and healthy living. She totally transformed her diet from one large meal a day of simple carbohydrates, sugars and soft drinks, to five to six healthy proportioned meals a day that included lean proteins, organic fruits and vegetables, healthy fats and water. She also started walking for 45 minutes every evening after dinner. By the end of her first month she was already down 37 pounds! Within nine months Jordan shed an amazing 113 pounds and slimmed down from a size 22W to a size 4/6! In addition to weight loss, Jordan saw incredible health benefits and all symptoms of diabetes, high blood pressure, and all other illnesses subsided. In one year, Jordan took control of her health and shed over 113 pounds and 16 dress sizes. Her weight loss transformation was so dramatic that even her own family members did not recognize her. She has now kept the weight off for nearly 10 years and has easily maintained her weight with her healthy, balanced lifestyle. Motivated by her own struggle with her weight, Jordan has gone on to earn her Masters in Nutrition and is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine to help others in their weight loss journey. Jordan is carrying out her vision of transforming lives by working with her clients at her thriving weight loss practice, Fit Body Weight Loss , located in Gilbert, Arizona. “I know life gets busy and I know we can find ourselves making excuses but this is doable for anybody, kids, any age, you can do this,” said Jordan. Additionally, Jordan is excited to have the honor to represent her home state as the new Mrs. Arizona Global Elite Earth USA for 2016-2017! Copyright 2016 KPHO/KTVK (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation).