On April 10, 2010 Jim Barrett celebrated his wedding date—one of the happiest moments of his life. But it was bittersweet. At 475 lbs. and wearing a size 68 tuxedo jacket, Jim had to remain seated during parts of his wedding due to back problems that stemmed from being overweight.
“My weight had gotten out of control,” says Jim. “I didn’t know where to start when it came to making a dent in my eating habits and I didn’t have a fitness plan.”
Two years later in 2012 and Jim realized he had no other option but to make changes to his diet and begin exercising. He connected with David Traw on social media and just weeks later attended National Success Training (NST) in St. Louis, Missouri. Jim found his resolve while among thousands of Vi Promoters who had lost weight or built lean muscle. Meeting 100-lb. Club members gave Jim the motivation he needed—he joined The Challenge the next day.
The rest is history. Jim started with the Shape Kit and still drinks two Vi-Shape® Shakes a day along with ViSalus NEURO®, fresh fruit and a healthy meal at dinner. He started walking three times a week and coupled that with crunches. The weight started coming off—first 14 lbs. then 134 lbs. over multiple Challenges by 2015. Jim went from a size 7XL shirt down to a 2XL and from a size 60 in jeans down to a size 48.
“The transformation has been just that—a total body transformation,” says Jim. “Thanks to ViSalus and The Challenge, I’ve got my life back,” he pauses, “Better even, I’ve got a new lease on life.”