- Publish Date
- Wednesday, 1 December 2021, 9:57AM
At the age of 33-years-old, Jala Allouche found herself wanting to make a drastic lifestyle change.
Weighing 114kg, her diet comprised of "excessive" amounts of takeaway and junk food.
"I felt constantly tired, none of my clothes fit properly and I just didn't feel myself," the mother-of-two said.
It was in this moment she decided to become a "better version" of herself.
Allouche, from New South Wales, contacted three-time WBFF (World Beauty Fitness and Fashion) champion and personal trainer, Alicia Gowans.
"I messaged Alicia on Instagram asking for help with my weight loss journey and it has completely changed my life," Allouche said.
"My transformation has helped me with all areas of my life physically, personal and business. I have learned to say 'yes' to new opportunities and push myself outside my comfort zone for personal development and growth."
However, on her journey to lose 50kg, she faced several obstacles along the way.
"My biggest challenge was learning to push myself outside my own comfort zone," she said.
"But I was focused and I had to learn to have patience. I learned not all weeks would go to plan and to just keep moving forward one step at a time."
Sharing her health and fitness journey on Instagram, Allouche revealed she exercises roughly four to six times a week with a mixture of cardio, weights and HIIT training.
As for her nutrition, she said she's still able to enjoy all her favourite foods, in moderation.
Now, when she looks back at photos showing just how far she has come in her transformation, she's filled with pride and happiness.
Allouche said she never dreamt of feeling as strong and confident as she does today.
"I just wanted to be the best version of myself and I've worked really hard at it. I took it one step at a time and it paid off."
She said for others also looking to make a lifestyle change, the key is to set small goals.
"Work smarter not harder, keep learning along your journey, set goals, have fun and surround yourself with people that support you every step of your transformation journey."
What an inspiration - we think she looks incredible!