“This transformation means a lot to me. I feel lot more active and energised and I am able to do some of the things that I couldn’t do before. “ – Mahesh Jayasuriya
Pooja De Silva
Australian USANA RESET Nation Challenge winner Pooja De Silva has changed her life and is now using her incredible journey to inspire others. Throughout her journey so far Pooja has lost an amazing 26kgs totaling up to 32.13% body fat. Her blood pressure has also returned to a healthy level and her cholesterol count has dropped from 6.7 to 3.7 – overall, fantastic results. Prior to the RESET challenge, Pooja had followed countless diets, which had given her “no real results”, so she decided to take part in the RESET Nation Challenge to improve her health and wellbeing.
Pooja said during the challenge she exercised “hard and smart” with her personal trainer – Scott Lawrence. “Initially, I found the exercise component associated with the RESET program to be very challenging. However, I continued to challenge myself, week after week with perseverance, strict discipline, unshaken mindset, a firmer commitment and total dedication,” she said.
“In addition to my exercise regime, the intake of the recommended USANA supplements played a vital role in my RESET program. I now feel rejuvenated, a lot lighter in weight, bursting with energy and confidence.”
Pooja said she thanks USANA for her “comprehensive transformation”.
“For the first time in many years I am now down to a healthy weight and am able to wear fitted clothes to complement my new body shape,” she said. “I am embracing my success of winning the first place in Australia and the countless compliments that I receive from my family and friends. Life is fantastic…thank you USANA for this unparalleled opportunity. “Throughout my RESET journey I have been fortunate in receiving tremendous support from my family and my TVD uplines Rita and Vajira Amarasinghe. Their ongoing words of encouragement never failed to push me to reach higher goals”. Pooja said she has now “embarked on a significant life changing journey, enjoying a healthier and an active lifestyle” and her goal is to maintain and enjoy her new lifestyle and promote and raise her business to the next level by sharing her success story.
Australian RESET Nation Challenge winner Mahesh Jayasuriya remembers being overweight for almost a decade. He was scared of getting sick and not being able to see his kids grow up so he decided to reset his life… Mahesh said over the years he tried many times to reduce his weight in various ways but none of them worked out in a positive way. “I am a father of two beautiful kids, Alan and Shevan, who are very active and energised. They always wanted to play with me, but it was difficult for me and I tired out very quickly,” he said.
“I was lucky enough to get introduced to USANA and came to know about the RESET Challenge. That’s when I decided to participate in the challenge and change my life so that I could enjoy a happy, healthy long-life with my loved ones and spend more active time with my kids too.”
After losing almost 33kgs during the challenge Mahesh said he is “so happy and proud” of his results. “That was massive and it’s a life-time achievement. All my loved ones are also happy with my transformation,” he said. “This transformation means a lot to me. I feel lot more active and energised and I am able to do some of the things that I couldn’t do before. I also feel very good about how I look and everyone appreciates my new body. Even now I can wear my favourite clothes which I couldn’t wear before. My self-confidence has increased and now I am living a happy, healthy life.” Mahesh said he would definitely recommend the challenge to other people. “It is a good opportunity for people to get motivated and get onto the right track. Anybody who participates in this challenge is a winner. They all want to change their lives for the better,” he said. Mahesh wants to thank everyone who supported him throughout this journey including his wife (Shammi Jayasuriya) and two kids, his parents and relatives, Ann Perera (2014 RESET Challenge winner), Peter Howe (personal trainer at the 24/7 Anytime Fitness Roxburgh), and all his friends. “I also want to take this opportunity to thank USANA for letting me into their family.”
NEW ZEALAND WINNER:
New Zealand USANA RESET Nation Challenge winner Jude Franklin’s journey began back in 2014 when she injured her back in a car accident. This injury not only made it difficult to exercise but to even walk and over the next year Jude gained weight and was struggling to get through each day. Once Jude had recovered from her injury, which meant she could now do moderate exercise, Jude was constantly tired and couldn’t get out of bed in the morning so she decided it was time to make a change. “I had watched a friend go through the Challenge the year before and seen her transformation. There was no doubt in my mind that I could do this,” she said. “When this friend suggested I do the USANA challenge I grabbed the opportunity and put everything into it. “At the start I walked the dog daily and swam every day. I joined a keep-fit group and trained most evenings as well. After six weeks I started running which I had not done for over four years. This meant a huge increase in my fitness.” Jude said she is “ecstatic” with her weight loss results. “I feel so good. Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels,” she laughed.
“USANA has impacted my life in many ways. I now feel so much more confident in myself, my health has improved and my skin is now clear and radiant.
“I am sleeping better, I can focus better, my body shape has improved and my posture is better. “I couldn’t have done this without USANA, thankyou, you have given me my life back.” Jude said she now wants to tone up and continue to grow her own USANA business. When asked to describe her new outlook on life she simply said “dream big, achieve more”