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Exercise is my drug to losing over 1/2 of me.

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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 | Exercise is my drug to losing over 1/2 of me.I had lost my job, just graduated from college and really unhappy with myself for years. I had hit rock bottom and was deeply depressed. I have always been bullied in school for being fat, almost everyday. I was even active as a kid, swimming and dancing but I was still overweight.
I gained a lot of weight when I was in college. I wasn’t active, didn’t get a lot of sleep, under a lot of stress and eating on the go! When I hit rock bottom after I graduated somewhere inside of me I had the strength to want to change my life knowing that no one was going to change it for me. I didn’t want to be on any medication to help with the depression so I decided to start going to the gym and exercising. I knew if I wanted to change it wasn’t going to be easy and that this was going to be a lifetime commitment. I needed to not only change my health but my mentality as well, or else my life wasn’t going anywhere.
I started going to the gym and taking Les Mills Body Combat and Body Pump three times a week and eventually working my way up to 5 to 6 days a week. I found those classes to be really motivating and addicting. Now I take all the Les Mills classes! I decided to lose weight slowly so that I would be able to keep it off. I had been through every diet fad out there, and I would lose weight but once I stopped the program I would gain it all back and then more! I decided to just watch what I ate, keep my calories around 1,500 a day and exercise. It really is just about eating healthy and exercising. There is no “diet” or pill. It is a lifestyle change!After 2 years of eating healthy and exercising I went down from a 22 to a 12. I had never been a size 12 and originally that was my goal. I had hit a plateau and knew I needed to up my game so I joined a private gym called CUT Fitness, which is owned my Tamra & Eddie Judge, from the Real Housewives of Orange County. They really focus and care about your goals and in a way you get personal training. I needed that push and training to get where I wanted to be. They offered a new program called Les Mills GRIT. Which is high intensity interval training. Pushes your body to the max and your heart rate. I worked with an official Les Mills trainer from CUT Fitness, Lissa Bankston who helped train and push me to a level I never thought I would be. There were times when I thought; I don’t think I can do this! She would say “YES YOU CAN!” This program helped me break through my plateau and reach a whole new fitness level. I made it to single digit sizes (size 8) and I never imagined that would happen! I am more fit and healthy than I have ever been in my life. It’s not only changed my life but I have never been happier! I continue to work out and train at CUT Fitness on a daily basis. Still continuing my fitness goals for 2014!
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Originally posted 2014-05-27 08:00:12. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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