Operation Healthy: Jonathan Hall

Welcome to the Operation Healthy Series! 

I wanted to dedicate some time each month to feature inspirational men and women that have changed their life with the help of DDP Yoga and healthy eating. These are ordinary people just like you and me who made the decision to take back their life. See where they started from and how they got where they are today and let’s celebrate all their hard work!

This week’s featured transformation is Jonathan Hall!

Hey, my name is Jonathan!

I have struggled with my weight all of my life, it goes up, I put work in, it goes down, I get lazy and it goes right back up again.

Two years ago I was at my heaviest ever, at 303 lbs, I had trouble walking any distances, I couldn’t do much of anything but stand still.  When my partner told me she was pregnant, I knew I had to change.  I did, but I didn’t do it the right way.

I went for a Total Food Replacement diet, which is as bad as it sounds, I could only have 2 shakes a day, nothing else.  Well I lost 84 lbs on this, putting me to my lightest ever 219 lbs, but it wasn’t healthy or good for me.  After I came off it, the weight started piling on again.

Cut to January 2014, I decided once again that I had to do something, as I was back up to 275 lbs and just playing with my little one was becoming difficult…at 2 years old she was a little like speedy Gonzales, so impossible to keep up with.  Myself and my partner, Grace (who does DDP Yoga with me), are getting married in October this year, so we decided we had to take a stand and take action.

In January we joined Weight Watchers, which was good, but I felt we needed something more.  The Steve Austin Podcast alerted me to the great discount for the max pack for DDP Yoga.  Now I had seen the Arthur video years ago, but never did anything as I didn’t have a reason at the time…in my head at least.

We ordered it and jumped straight in with the Diamond Dozen, I have never, ever looked back.  I have met some great friends here and listened to some great advice and given some I hope!

I joined the DDP Yoga YouTube challenge group (on teamddpyoga.com) , which started my video blogging life…I have a whole 8 subscribers, that is 8 people who believe in me though and support me with what I’m doing, I never had that before. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp0lePJtJyNVxfIAgkAew7w  (My channel)

After 30 days I noticed a big difference in my flexibility already, I could touch my toes for a start!

After 60 days even more flexibility, more strength!  I decided to do some comparison pictures which you can find on my profile.

After 90 days I was OWNING it!

231 days later and I’m now down 47 lbs (took me a long time to get here, with many ups and downs, but I stuck at it and worked hard when I wanted to quit) (228 current weight) and loving life again, I have my moments, but we all do right?

Grace has lost 24 lbs from the Weight Watchers and DDP Yoga, so she is taking charge of her life too, I’m so proud of her and so thankful for all of her support.  I decided to do another set of comparison pics here too, comparing day 1, to 120.   Pretty soon I’ll be able to get my head between my legs!

I can now do a 10 count push up without modifying, sometimes 2, the 3 counts I can usually do a whole set, depending on the workout.  Red Hot Core, which seemed so scary at first, is now my go to work out if I’m in a rush, do 2 of those and you’re working it!  My flexibility has increased amazingly and my strength and fitness are off the charts!  Compared to where I started anyways hehe!

I have been able to start running too, for the past 5 months or so and actually ran a full 5 KM road race, my first ever!  I ran it in a time of 33 minutes, before DDP Yoga I could NEVER have done this, I never even would have considered running it.  I’m slowly making my way up to the 10 KM distance and then after that a half marathon by next year, that’s the long-term goal anyways! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYr_6NonPwQ  (ignore the cheesy music!)

I have a long way to go weight loss wise, at least another 30 - 40 lbs or so before I think I’ll be set, but I will enjoy most of the time getting there, as even if I don’t lose weight, I am still getting fitter, getting stronger, getting closer to achieving my goals!  I’m excited as to what else life will bring now, as I make my way slowly, but inexorably towards my goal.



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If you have any questions about DDP Yoga or nutrition, please don’t hesitate to contact me at christina {at} bodyrebooted [dot] com. I’d love to help you get started on your journey today!

Check out the Operation Healthy Homepage to see more inspirational stories like Jonathan!



  1. Thanks for the feature!

    Comment by Jonathan Hall — 7 October, 2014 @ 2:17 pm

  2. So proud of you Jonathan and Grace for taking control of your life choices.! You both are definitely setting a wonderful example for your little girl. More energy and strength for many, many play days to come, both with your daughter and together as a couple. Enjoy yourllife of new experiences!

    Comment by Terrie Horvatic — 7 October, 2014 @ 2:26 pm

  3. Jonathan is my twin brother. I am super proud of him and Grace. I have also been doing DDP Yoga along with Slimming World and have lost weight too. Keep it up bro!

    Comment by George Hall — 7 October, 2014 @ 2:33 pm

  4. Well said Terrie!

    Comment by Christina Russell — 7 October, 2014 @ 4:07 pm

  5. That’s awesome George!!

    Comment by Christina Russell — 7 October, 2014 @ 4:08 pm

  6. Thanks for being such an inspiration Jonathan!

    Comment by Christina Russell — 7 October, 2014 @ 4:08 pm

  7. Maybe you’ll be featured next! :)

    Comment by Christina Russell — 7 October, 2014 @ 4:09 pm

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