You wouldn’t know it now, but just two years ago, Mathieu was 100 pounds heavier than he is today.
“Since I was about 20 years old, I’ve been the laziest couch potato alive!” he laughed.
But, he wasn’t lazy all the time – as the host of a fishing and hunting television show, Mathieu spent most of the year traveling across Quebec and South Africa, going on 32 fishing trips and hunting for a three-month season. When he wasn’t traveling, or working on his show, he and his wife were focused on raising their two children.
Mathieu was sitting with his father one day when a friend called to tell him about Isagenix, the products, and community that had helped him lose more than 70 pounds.* Mathieu was interested but also skeptical until his dad convinced him to try it.
“The most powerful argument in [my dad’s] speech was my kids,” said Mathieu. “He knew I wanted to be there for them as long as possible, so my dad and I said ‘GO!’”
Mathieu and his father got started with the products and joined the IsaBody Challenge®. Mathieu admits that when he got on the scale to weigh in for the first time, he was shocked at how heavy he’d gotten. But, that only gave him more motivation, and he lost 50 pounds* early in his journey.
Knowing how far he had come and what he was capable of, Mathieu set out to lose another 50 pounds and finish his goal of losing 100 pounds in total. This part of his journey took much longer, but with his trainer, Mathieu started boxing again and training in karate, and he adapted to his changing body by altering how he was using the Isagenix products.
On March 23, 2018, Mathieu’s hard work paid off.
“Those last few pounds were so hard to lose, but I learned to adapt and was able to pass that plateau, and I did it,” said Mathieu. “I cried like hell that day. Isagenix has changed my life, and I’m now a better person thanks to all the help and support from this community.”
Get to Know Mathieu
We asked this 100-Pound Club Member a few questions about his success, and here’s what we found out:
I: How did it feel to become a member of the Isagenix 100-Pound Club?
M: It’s the BEST FEELING EVER. Imagine telling someone you lost 100 pounds* and how good it feels to say it! Isagenix totally changed my life and mindset, and I’m not the same guy I was two years ago. I’m so much more connected now with who I really am.
I: What do you love most about being involved in the Isagenix community?
M: The people! It’s not just random “before” and “after” photos found on the internet. At Isagenix, these are real people you can meet and talk to, and you can read their success stories and watch them onstage at events. Everybody is here to help and welcome you to the system.
I: In addition to your favorite Isagenix products, what foods are always in your kitchen to help you stay on track with your health and wellness goals?
M: Sweet potato is my new best friend! I eat it all the time. I also love avocado, chicken, and eggs.
I: What kept you going in moments that you wanted to give up or slack off?
M: Everybody faces those moments where they want to quit or eat a full rack of baby back ribs (haha!), so balance is key. I make sure to stay on track with the Isagenix System 80-90 percent of the time on weekdays, and on the weekend, I allow myself a little more leniency, which makes it easier to stay focused during the week.
I: Any words of wisdom to those on a similar journey?
M: Life is too short to stop dreaming. Everybody should put their dream in first position and go for it. It’s easier said than done, but it’s the only way to live the life we want.
Inspired by Mathieu’s incredible story? Watch this video to see more inspiring weight loss journeys and to learn more about the Isagenix 100-Pound Club.
To start your own Isagenix journey, visit Isagenix.com/100-PoundClub.