Jolene Jones just might be one of the coolest people on the planet. At one time in her life, she was a fitness fanatic and her body was in perfect shape. But she has developed a totally different attitude now about body and body image. You just might be shocked.
On her Instagram, you will find the joke about the Trainer asking her for her goals. The answer is to pet all the dogs. The Trainer clarifies that she meant fitness goals. The new answer is to be able to run fast enough to pet all the dogs.
She’s Happy More Now Than Ever
With a mentality like that, you know she has to be cool. She’s a great looking girl with a great attitude. She went through a total change. Her body was transformed and so was her mind. But not in the way that you would think.
She recently went on Facebook and posted a new photo of herself with the caption, “Body builder to body lover. This isn’t your typical transformation photo. I went from being controlled by my grueling gym regimen and weighing chicken and having protein shakes in my purse to fully enjoying a social life.”
Friends Are More Important
You have to love that saying, “Body builder to body lover.” She has a different body image. She is no longer the girl who didn’t have an ounce of fat and worked hard to constantly improve an already perfect body. Fitness perfectionists are never finished.
“A six pack didn’t make me happy,” she says. “I was never enough and always needing to improve.”
She decided to start enjoying her life and it took redefining what she actually enjoys. Was it working out in the gym all day and watching absolutely everything she ate? Or was it spending time with friends and not worrying about every detail in life?
She Still Looks Great!
“Some people might say this is ‘letting yourself go’ but you can’t put a price tag on happiness. I call this finding myself and realizing I can have more than one passion in life, whether it’s hiking up in Glacier Park or enjoying beers with friends.”
The thing is she hasn’t let herself go. She looks great the way she is and she’s a good role model for a lot of girls out there. They don’t have to look like the ladies on the magazines with Photoshopped abs and thighs. They can look real like Jolene and still be drop dead gorgeous!