Erika Hayes Lost 85 Pounds

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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 | Erika Hayes Lost 85 PoundsACCEPTING SETBACKS: I’m realizing that people need to know that people have hiccups and the biggest thing is staying steady. You just need to stay steady. It doesn’t matter if it’s 1 pound or 5 or 10 pounds. You need to celebrate any weight loss.

THE TURNING POINT: When I went into this process, I didn’t want to lose weight. I didn’t think I could lose weight. I very quickly thought, I need to be healthy. I want to be healthy.



And all of a sudden, as I started making these changes, I started losing weight. I’m like, oh, girl, you’re looking good, you know? So that inspired me when I started losing 5, 10, 15, 20, 30 pounds in a little over a month, I’m like wow, I didn’t think I could ever lose 10 pounds. So I think it was after the fact, because when I went into it, I just — I wanted to be healthy.

BIGGEST LESSON: Thoughts would go through my mind, “Oh, I’ve lost 120 pounds, it’s okay just to have a little Scooby snack you know? It’s okay to have a little Krispy Kreme.” And then it wakes something up in your taste buds. I just was thinking, oh my gosh, I want another one. I can’t stop at one cookie. I can’t just eat one cookie, I can’t do it.

WORDS OF WISDOM: You have to care. Every moment, you have to care. You have to because it’s a life-long process and you literally when you begin to think, oh, it’s not that big of a deal, who cares, it’s a birthday party, it’s a whatever. No. You need to snap it back in place and say, “No, I’m not doing it.”

THE BIGGEST REWARD: I noticed about two and a half months in, all of a sudden, I just thought, “Wow, I feel light. And it had nothing to do with the weight. It had everything to do with internally you just feel good. And that was the biggest, most significant change I had ever felt in my life. I didn’t feel sluggish, lethargic, I just thought I can climb a mountain. It was just — it was awesome. you just feel light. Not physically light but just light and clear in your mind. That, that’s what I’m looking for again. I want to feel that way and the only way you get there is eating right and getting in the gym even if it’s just a little bit at a time. It doesn’t — you don’t have to, you know, be crazy about it.

A NEW MILESTONE: My goal is to be in a red dress. I’ve never worn a red dress in my life and I want to have a red dress party and invite people to come and just inspire them.

KEYS TO MY SUCCESS: Portion control. Swapping healthy food for junk food. Exercise.

Originally posted 2012-10-29 00:16:16. Republished by Blog Post Promoter