Former body builder transforms to "body lover," gaining 25 pounds

- Jolene Jones, a former body builder from Kalispell, Montana was on a very strict diet plan when she was training for competitions. “No alcohol, no beef, no wheat, no sugar and no dairy." Jones told Us Weekly.

These lunches would lead up to a demanding two-hour workout that would end leaving her feeling completely exhausted.  For her first show in 2015, Jones, standing at 5’8”, lost over 20 pounds. Leading up to her next competition her coach wanted her to shed yet another 30 pounds from her already thin frame.

This was the ultimate turning point for Jones. “I was like, ‘Why am I doing this if I hate it so much? What am I trying to prove?’” Jones told the magazine.  Jones then did something that truly made her a much happier person; she put on 25 pounds and restarted her social life.

“Body builder to body lover,” her Facebook post reads. “A six pack didn’t make me happy. I was never enough and always needing to improve. Today I went rafting with friends and enjoyed the food the old me would have drooled over and wouldn’t have dare to touch.”

Jolene's life-affirming post racked up a massive 140,000 likes and over 45,000 shares on Facebook — with 11,000 comments supporting her life changing decision.  Jones ends her post with, “My worth is weighed by those I surround myself with and the smile on my face. #bodylover.”

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