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Elizabeth-Marie Lost 102 Pounds Through At-Home Workouts

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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 | Elizabeth Marie Lost 102 Pounds Through At Home WorkoutsName: Elizabeth Marie
Age: 30
Height: 5’4″
Before Weight: 215 lbs.
Pounds Lost:  102 lbs.

How I Gained It: I was a mindless eater who relied on fast food to get me through my busy schedule. I probably went through a drive-thru once a day. I also relied on sugary coffee drinks, handfuls of Peanut M&Ms and ice cream for energy or comfort. I worked in the fashion industry and definitely felt the pressure to look a certain way.

Instead of this propelling me to shed the weight, I found myself gaining weight — I would starve myself at the office, only to binge when I got home. The weight keep creeping on, but I was seriously in denial. I was always thin growing up, and generally felt good about my appearance. I knew I was a bit overweight, but I did not want to believe I was as out of control as I really was.

I was eating too much junk, and my relationship with food was growing more and more distorted. When my jeans felt too tight, I would force myself to exist solely on iced coffees for a few days and no real food. Of course, the five pounds or so I would lose would come back as an additional 10.

Breaking Point: It was April, and I was looking ahead to another summer of avoiding the pool, the beach and social gatherings because I didn’t feel comfortable in a bathing suit. I was tired, frustrated and mad at myself for not taking care of my health. I became ashamed of my appearance, and hated the way that felt. I knew that I would regret it if I didn’t at least try to get healthy.

How I Lost It: I was very committed from the start. The first thing I did was cut out sugars and white flour and I broke my Diet Coke addiction — that was a toughie! It’s not a lie that once you stop eating these foods, you stop craving them. Next, I got myself moving. I worked out at home with the Jillian Michaels DVD before taking my personal trainer friend up on his offer to kick my booty four times a week.

Working out one-on-one with an amazing trainer was incredible. He taught me correct form and began schooling me on nutrition and health. I would text him questions at all hours of the day and night because I could not get enough information! I was falling in love with a new way of life and a whole new world.

I started reading everything and educating myself on food and nutrition. I began experimenting in the kitchen and discovered foods like quinoa, greek yogurt and hummus. I also joined 24-Hour Fitness. By this time, I’d lost about 50 pounds and was ready to tackle the remainder. The gym was my time to think and clear my head. I’d turn my music up loud and alternate between cardio and strength training. I braved my fear of the weight room and the big muscle men — even though at times I would be the only girl in there, with my 10 pound dumbbells.

I fell in love with running, and my obsession continues to grow. The rest of the weight melted off, and I’m excited to run my first marathon in December.

Source: huffingtonpost

Originally posted 2013-02-23 12:07:37. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

26 Comments

  1. Audrey Wheeler

    August 7, 2015 at 10:56 am

    <3

  2. Elizabeth Amescua

    August 7, 2015 at 12:27 am

    Good job!!! Keep up the good work!!!! My name is Elizabeth Marie too!!!!! Now that’s awesome to!! Lol

  3. Cathy Fitzgerald

    August 6, 2015 at 11:49 am

    Wow! so inspirational!!

  4. Vanessa Cruz Torluemke

    August 6, 2015 at 9:56 am

    Va Va Voom!

  5. Joanne Lennon-Koronczyk

    August 6, 2015 at 8:59 am

    Great job! See, you don’t have to go to a gym.

  6. Jerris Imondi

    August 6, 2015 at 6:30 am

    Awesome!!! U look wonderful!!!

  7. Amanda Koontz-Fields

    August 6, 2015 at 6:01 am

    Great job u look amazing!! I have lost 80 pounds in a little over a yr by just cutting out all the bad food n pops

  8. Mary Capasso-Newman

    August 6, 2015 at 5:05 am

    You look amazing !

  9. Love Peace Wise

    August 6, 2015 at 2:14 am

    God bless yoy

  10. Freda Stevenson

    August 6, 2015 at 1:07 am

    Fantastic Accomplishment!

  11. Roberta Germain

    August 6, 2015 at 12:57 am

    You look amazing

  12. Marie Johnson

    August 6, 2015 at 12:29 am

    You look absolutely fabulous!!!

  13. Sandra Hayes

    September 28, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Congratulations fantastic!

  14. Donna Gray

    September 28, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Awesome

  15. Larry Hensley

    September 28, 2014 at 4:07 am

    So AMAZING!

  16. DebRocka LoveZumbatoo Williams-Hangen

    September 27, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    Congratulations!!!

  17. Susan O'Banion Deveaux

    September 27, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Inspiring!

  18. Adriane Gilder

    September 27, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Nice job. You look fantastic. I wish you all the best. You rock it girl!

  19. Rebecca Padilla

    September 27, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    amazingly inspirational

  20. Brooke

    September 27, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    This is a great motivational story, but a little misleading because it’s titled “Elizabeth-Marie Lost 102 Pounds Through At-Home Workouts” and that is just not true based off her story. She had a personal trainer 4 days a week and went to the gym on a regular basis for cardio, so the title is pretty misleading.

  21. Carmen Cruz

    September 27, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    So proud of u , I m going thru the same thing right now with a divorce and trying to date again soon 🙂

  22. Lorie Grillo

    September 27, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    Wow! Love her transformation!!!

  23. Donna Jo Bennett

    September 27, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    That is a great story! She did it without a crazy “diet” that she would not be able to stick to, no gimmicks. Just hard work and life changes. That is what I am attempting to do!

  24. Monica Weise Lott

    September 27, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    Did she hurt her knees/legs with the DVD’s, I noticed she’s wearing compression sleeves on her calves ?

  25. Shelly Enz

    September 27, 2014 at 11:58 am

    Awesome

  26. Orshia Harris

    September 27, 2014 at 11:44 am

    Plz send me some pointers n motivation

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