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13 Pounds Lost: I will not let age change me, I will change the way I age!

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Great success story! Read before and after fitness transformation stories from women and men who hit weight loss goals and got THAT BODY with training and meal prep. Find inspiration, motivation, and workout tips | 13 Pounds Lost: I will not let age change me, I will change the way I age!

NAME : Carola
BEFORE WEIGHT : 138
AFTER WEIGHT : 125
POUNDS LOST : 13

WHEN DID YOU START DEVELOPING A WEIGHT PROBLEM?
I was my heaviest, 138 lbs., when I was 47 years of age.

HOW DID YOUR WEIGHT AFFECT ANY ASPECT(S) OF YOUR LIFE?
I was never really excessively overweight, so it didn’t really affect my life.

WHAT WAS THE “TURNING POINT” THAT GOT YOU STARTED ON YOUR WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY?
When I turned 51 I decided I wanted to get into the best shape of my life. Not just lose weight, but gain muscle.

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED?
In February 0f 2013, I signed up for an on-line training a nutritional program. It was at that time I picked up weights for the first time in my life.

HOW LONG AFTER YOU STARTED DID YOU BEGIN TO SEE RESULTS OF YOUR WEIGHT LOSS EFFORTS?
I saw results almost immediately.

WHAT WAS THE HARDEST PART?
The biggest challenge I faced was lack of support from family & friends. They couldn’t understand why I brought my food to luncheons & family functions in Tupperware. Once I make my mind up to do something I commit to it 100%.

DID YOU EVER WANT TO GIVE UP? WHAT KEPT YOU GOING?
Once I saw results I got excited & actually wanted to keep going. It wasn’t until about a year into my regime of healthy eating & working out 6 times a week that I started to get frustrated with the process. I am an ectomorph and building muscle is very difficult for us. I also suffered a rotator cuff injury, which kept me from training for about 6 weeks. Once I started back I had to take it easy. I still have issues with it from time to time & have to take it easy.

DID YOU HIT ANY WEIGHT LOSS PLATEAUS? HOW DID YOU OVERCOME THEM?
My weight went down to 109 lbs. in November of 2013. I felt that I was too thin at that point. My goal was to get fit & gain some muscle. I decided to change coaches & started eating even more “clean” food to gain some muscle. Within 6 months my weight went up to 118 lbs. but I was lean – very little body fat.

HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO LOSE MOST OF THE WEIGHT?

DID YOU HAVE ANY NON-SCALE VICTORIES?
Yes Definitely. I’m happy to say that currently my weight is 125 lbs. which is one lb. less than when I started my fitness journey in February of 2013, BUT my body is a completely different shape. No more belly fat or flab. I am now lean & muscular.

WHAT DOES YOUR DAILY DIET LOOK LIKE COMPARED TO WHEN YOU WERE HEAVIER?
I used to eat 3 meals a day. Now I eat 6 clean meals a day. I am eating a lot more food than I ever did, but it is a proper balance of Proteins, carbs & fats.

HOW DOES YOUR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COMPARE TO WHEN YOU WERE HEAVIER?
I NEVER worked out. Currently I work out 6 days a week. 5 Days of weight training & I day Kettlebells training & NO CARDIO.

MY WEIGHT LOSS TIPS & TRICKS

  1. Never give up. Trust the process. Even if you don’t think changes are happening – they are!!! For a time I felt there was no progress. My weight did not change for about 6 months. In January of 2015, we were heading down south and I tried my shorts on from the previous summer. They didn’t fit – they were too tight. Although, my weight didn’t change, my glutes had grown from all the squats.
  2. Instagram name wouldn’t submit correctly above: @carola1962

Great success story! Read before and after fitness transformation stories from women and men who hit weight loss goals and got THAT BODY with training and meal prep. Find inspiration, motivation, and workout tips | 13 Pounds Lost: I will not let age change me, I will change the way I age!

Originally posted 2017-01-20 17:15:11. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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