The successful entrepreneur and expert in mind/body transformation shares his story of reinvention.
In the present day, Jas Mathur is well-known for his dedication to self-improvement, upbeat demeanour, and healthy diet. However, things weren’t always so. He says, “At my peak, I was 450 pounds; I had a 68-inch waist and wore a size 6XL shirt.” Mathur made a “life change” in his twenties. In the first three months, I was able to shed 88 pounds.
Since then, Mathur has made fitness and health his life’s work, losing over 250 pounds and packing on serious muscle while also founding the celebrity-friendly fitness company Limitless. “Most people in today’s society are reluctant to take a step toward achieving their goals because of fear of failure,” Mathur says. If you tell yourself that you can do something, eventually you will. There’s nothing to lose by trying!” Mathur shares his thoughts on his fitness routine, his achievements, and his plans for the future.
When I was 11 years old and got my first computer, I noticed a marked increase in my weight. For me, learning how to make websites began with my interest in wrestling.
What prompted you to start your weight loss journey?
I made a hasty purchase of a micro sports car that I couldn’t even fit into, and I tracked down a high school crush via Facebook. The thought of her seeing me in my current state sparked a determination to improve my appearance. In the past, I had never placed much importance on my health.
Tell me about your weight loss.
The first step is a change in perspective. I made a promise to myself that I would succeed. I worked with a nutritionist who instructed me on the best foods to consume at specific times of day. In addition, I supplemented my diet with vitamins and minerals, which proved to be an invaluable aid on my trip.
How did people react when you told them you lost 250 pounds?
The shock on the faces of my pals is palpable. It took me a while to get over my fears, but I’m glad I was given a second chance. It was not easy, but I am here to attest that hard work, dedication, and persistence can yield extraordinary outcomes.
Specifically, how are you using your own story to motivate others?
If you want to lose weight, there are other factors besides exercise to consider. Changing one’s mindset is a lot harder than changing one’s body. The point is to keep pushing forward regardless of how difficult things get. You can reach your full potential by meditating.