Ola Jordan gives fans an insight into her transformative 3.5st weight loss journey in snaps


Ola Jordan has given her fans a glimpse into the transformative five-month weight loss journey which has seen her drop 3.5stone.

The former Strictly professional dancer, 40, shared a clip which collated numerous photos of her losing the pounds bit by bit, with her smile growing as the video went on.

After giving birth to her youngest daughter, Ella, who she shares with husband and fellow dancer James Jordan, 44, Ola made it her mission to lose weight and has told of the steps taken to get to the point she is at now.

After: After giving birth to her youngest daughter, Ella, who she shares with husband and fellow dancer James Jordan, 44, Ola made it her mission to lose weight and has told of the steps taken to get to the point she is at now

Before and after: Ola Jordan has given her fans a glimpse into the transformative five-month weight loss journey which has seen her drop 3.5stone

Sharing to her 320,000 followers on Instagram on Saturday, Ola showed the transformation within a 15 second clip, and captioned it: ‘Watch me lose 3 and 1/2 stone in 15 seconds’.

She wrote on the post: ‘Of course it took a bit longer than 15” in real life! Five months in fact. Although about 2 years before then to get the motivation to really sort it.

‘I had fluctuations – times when I would get motivated for a couple of weeks and then fall off the wagon again.

‘But finding the consistency – and with massive help from our amazing dietician @jotravers to realise carbs are not the enemy – has been a game changer for me.

Share: The former Strictly professional dancer, 40, shared a clip which collated numerous photos of her losing the pounds bit by bit, with her smile growing as the video went on

Share: The former Strictly professional dancer, 40, shared a clip which collated numerous photos of her losing the pounds bit by bit, with her smile growing as the video went on

‘Good luck with wherever you are on your journey and I would definitely recommend documenting your progress like this with photos – it really helps you see how far you’ve come.’

At the start of the video, Ola shows herself in the walk-in wardrobe mirror holding onto her little one when she was just a newborn.

Another showed Ola make-up free, posing by the pool in a black bikini which featured gold detailing. 

Sweet: At the start of the video, Ola shows herself in the walk-in wardrobe mirror holding onto her little one when she was just a newborn

Sweet: At the start of the video, Ola shows herself in the walk-in wardrobe mirror holding onto her little one when she was just a newborn

Previously: Ola also made sure to take a snapshot from behind

Look back at it: It highlighted the pounds she had shed over the course of five months drastically

Look back at it: Ola also made sure to take a snapshot from behind, which highlighted the pounds she had shed over the course of five months drastically

Pose: Taking to the wardrobe mirror again, Ola stood in a grey Calvin Klein bra and pants while looking seriously at her phone

Pose: Taking to the wardrobe mirror again, Ola stood in a grey Calvin Klein bra and pants while looking seriously at her phone

Taking to the wardrobe mirror again, Ola stood in a grey Calvin Klein bra and pants while looking seriously at her phone.

She posed side-on in a few of the pictures to showcase her weight loss progress from different angles.

As she reached her weight loss goal, Ola smiled for a picture wearing pink lingerie, looking so pleased with her hard work paying off.

Ola also made sure to take a snapshot from behind, which highlighted the pounds she had shed over the course of five months drastically.

Side-on: She posed side-on in a few of the pictures to showcase her weight loss progress from different angles

Side-on: She posed side-on in a few of the pictures to showcase her weight loss progress from different angles

Beaming: Earlier this week, Ola put her incredible new shredded figure on display donning a bright pink bikini

Beaming: Earlier this week, Ola put her incredible new shredded figure on display donning a bright pink bikini

Earlier this week, Ola put her incredible new shredded figure on display donning a bright pink bikini.

Showing the before and after with a shot of Ola before transforming her body entirely, the former Strictly professional dancer puts her hand to the camera to smoothly transition into her toned physique today.

And her husband James took the opportunity to re-share the impressive clip to his own following on Instagram, where he gushed over how he ‘loved her then’ and ‘loves her now’.

After and before: Ola has put her incredible shredded figure on display donning a bright pink bikini on Instagram on Friday

Before: Ola has said she was tired of hiding under baggy clothes before overhauling her  health and fitness

After and before: Ola has put her incredible shredded figure on display donning a bright pink bikini on Instagram on Friday

Ola posted the clip to her followers on Instagram, writing: ‘I thought the old me had gone forever and I’d just have to accept that I’d never get back to how I was.

‘I’d stopped dancing, had a baby and basically was just eating way too much. And for ages I really wasn’t ready to change all these bad habits I’d got into.

‘But one day I woke up and decided I’d had enough of feeling down about it.

‘Enough of hiding in baggy clothes. And pretending I didn’t care. When you get to that stage where you’ve had enough – you’re ready to make a change.

Reflection: Ola posted the clip to her followers on Instagram, writing: 'I thought the old me had gone forever and I'd just have to accept that I'd never get back to how I was'

Reflection: Ola posted the clip to her followers on Instagram, writing: ‘I thought the old me had gone forever and I’d just have to accept that I’d never get back to how I was’

‘I just took one day at a time and didn’t give in – though loads of times I wanted to. It helped having James to support me and getting a buddy or a hubby to join you is a great idea.

‘So if you’re at the “had enough stage” and want to have some fun along the way to getting fitter and more confident – we are here to help with with the plan we developed to get us back into our Strictly best shape.’

Her husband James also shared the video of her to his 248,000 followers, and spoke of how proud he is to see his wife so fit – but insists he loved her then and loves her now.

'Loved her then, love her now': Her husband James also shared the video of her to his 248,000 followers, and spoke of how proud he is to see his wife so fit

‘Loved her then, love her now’: Her husband James also shared the video of her to his 248,000 followers, and spoke of how proud he is to see his wife so fit

Writing on Instagram on Friday, James said: ‘Loved her then, love her now but I know she is happier and healthier after losing the weight.

‘I’m sorry if people get offended by that but it’s true – we are both healthier and in a much better headspace now.

‘I wanted to be a fit dad who can chase around after Ella without having to sit down after five minutes.

‘It helped having each other as support and getting a buddy or a partner to join you is a great idea.

'Enough': Ola said on the post, 'I'd stopped dancing, had a baby and basically was just eating way too much. And for ages I really wasn't ready to change all these bad habits I'd got into'

‘Enough’: Ola said on the post, ‘I’d stopped dancing, had a baby and basically was just eating way too much. And for ages I really wasn’t ready to change all these bad habits I’d got into’

‘So if you’re at the point where you’d like to make a change and want to have some fun along the way – we are here to help with with the plan we developed to get us back into our Strictly best shape.’

The post has been one of many from Ola and James since initially revealing their incredible weight loss.

Earlier this week, the 40-year-old looked sensational as she posed in a white bikini while displaying her toned abdomen.

The dancer also shared a photo taken several months ago when she said her daughter Ella, two, thought she was pregnant.  

Transformation: Ola Jordan has shared a before and after photo of herself documenting her recent 3.5st weight loss

Transformation: Ola Jordan has shared a before and after photo of herself documenting her recent 3.5st weight loss

Alongside the post, Ola wrote: ‘Ella actually thought I had a baby in my tummy in that first picture! She did also say she thought daddy had one too – not kidding!!’

In the before photo, Ola donned a light pink bra and black underwear as Ella touched her tummy. 

In her after, the star sported a bronzed tan and styled her platinum blonde locks into a ponytail.  

It comes after Ola showcased her impressive transformation in another Instagram post on Sunday.

Post: The dancer also shared a photo taken several months ago when she said her daughter Ella, two, thought she was pregnant

Post: The dancer also shared a photo taken several months ago when she said her daughter Ella, two, thought she was pregnant

She and James posed for a glamourous photo shoot, with both recently flaunting their combined weight loss on social media. 

Ola looked nothing short of sensational in a plunging brown gown which showcased her new toned figure in the behind the scenes clip. 

The couple gazed into each others eyes while two staff on set were seen waving Ola’s long skirt creating extra drama to the shoot

James joked in the caption: ‘Ahh the truth behind the glamour! Top skirt shaking btw. And we are always up for the crack. 

Looking good: The former Strictly pro, 40, and her fellow dancer beau, 44, have both recently been flaunting their combined weight loss of 6.5 stone on social media

Looking good: The former Strictly pro, 40, and her fellow dancer beau, 44, have both recently been flaunting their combined weight loss of 6.5 stone on social media

‘Were you impressed we managed to keep a straight face? Shoot thanks to @fabulousmag. New bods thanks to Dance Shred.’

The couple also recently looked on fine form as they showcased just how much their bodies have transformed within the four months. 

They shared two videos while dancing, one before the shred and one after, they wrote: ‘We really struggled at first to get back into shape!’

The top video showed the pair when they were heavier, as they perfectly executed the Charleston steps but appeared somewhat out of breath at the end of the routine.

The below video shows the duo after their weight loss, with the duo showcasing their lean and toned physiques in gym wear as they danced around with ease.

What a difference: Ola and James displayed their dance skills in before and after videos showcasing their weight loss last week

What a difference: Ola and James displayed their dance skills in before and after videos showcasing their weight loss last week 

Ola looked sensational as she slipped into a turquoise crop top and matching leggings which perfectly highlighted her newly-slim figure, after dropping from a size 12 to size 8.

While James donned a white vest and shorts, with the dancer looking significantly fitter than his previous self.

Captioning the post, which was shared on both their Instagram and Twitter pages, Ola penned: ‘For those of you who think we’ve always been fit – as you can see we really struggled at first to get back into shape!

‘But we had a laugh doing it – mixing up dance with some power fitness moves.

‘Just when you’ve piled on over 3 Stone each, and not done anything for a few years, even a minute is tough at first. But the great thing is if you’re enjoying the exercise you’re happy to carry on and stick with it.

‘So if you fancy losing a bit of weight AND learning to dance with us – our new diet and fitness plan Dance Shred is waiting for you.’

Ola admitted she was appalled by her weight after sharing a holiday photo with followers last Summer.

Captioning the image, in which she posed alongside her husband in a bikini, she wrote: ‘Hi guys, I wasn’t going to post this picture but I’ve decided to because I’m horrified and so disappointed with myself and by posting it I’m hoping it will help motivate me to do something about it.

‘Our friend took this snap of us yesterday trying to stay cool by the pool but OMG… it was a total shock to say the least! When did we get ‘mum and dad bods’ ????’

Transformation: They shared two videos while dancing, one before the shed and one after, they penned: 'We really struggled at first to get back into shape!'

Transformation: They shared two videos while dancing, one before the shed and one after, they penned: ‘We really struggled at first to get back into shape!’

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