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Jessica Metzger Lost 110 Pounds On The Quest To Become Her Best Self

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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 | Jessica Metzger Lost 110 Pounds On The Quest To Become Her Best SelfName: Jessica Metzger

Age: 26
Height: 5’7″
Before Weight: 272 pounds

How I Gained It: When I was a child, I was the cute little girl with the chubby legs and cheeks. As I grew older, I continued to gain weight due to my lack of activity. I was always very smart in school but was never involved in any sports or activities to keep me active. My weight gain can only be attributed to eating too much — I love food — and not moving enough.

Breaking Point: My breaking point was completely mental. I was tired of feeling the way that I felt every day. I was tired of waking up sluggish, being tired at 7 p.m. and having no energy to go out and live my life. At 25 years old, I felt like I wasn’t living up to my full potential. I knew in order for me to be the best version of myself, it would take a ton of hard work and dedication, so about 15 months ago I decided it was my time. I was going to do whatever I had to in order to become the best person I could be.

How I Lost It: I lost all of my weight through healthier eating and exercise. I started watching my portions and making healthier choices in the kitchen. I also dove face-first into exercise. I started doing Billy Blanks Tae Bo. It was challenging for me, but not too challenging that I got discouraged and quit. After losing about 40 pounds, I moved onto Beachbody’s Insanity workout with Shaun T. After completing one round of that, I wanted to try incorporating weight lifting into my routine, so I moved on to P90X with Tony Horton. Now, I work out six days a week doing high-intensity cardio and weight training. I have fallen in love with taking time daily to care for myself and my body.

I do not follow a specific meal plan, I do not eat 100 percent clean and I no longer track my calories. I believe I have been successful because I chose to change my habits in ways that will work for me for the rest of my life. I am human; I have good days, and I have bad days when it comes to eating and working out, but as long as I don’t quit, I know I will remain successful.

I hope to continue to improve my health and fitness, and while doing so I would like to lose some more weight. My next goal is to move my BMI from “overweight” to healthy. Coming from being morbidly obese, I am so proud of where I am now. I have created a Facebook page to help inspire other women and men who are looking to get healthy. I did not use any supplements, shakes or wraps. I did not have surgery. I don’t even have a gym membership! If I can be successful, anyone can be.

Current Weight: 162 pounds

Source: Huffington Post

Originally posted 2014-02-04 22:01:04. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

42 Comments

  1. Korea Lugo

    February 23, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    Congratulations! This is so inspiring and you look amazing.

  2. Angela Paige Martinez

    February 23, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    She’s awesome! Works so hard and has such strong ambition!

  3. Ronald Davies

    February 23, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    Gratz.

  4. Liz Prazeres

    February 23, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    Huge fan! She is absolutely amazing and unlike some she’s not trying to sell anything through her facebook page. So inspiring and refreshing!!!

  5. Teresa Taylor

    February 23, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    Great job such an inspiration

  6. Crystal Kirby

    February 23, 2015 at 11:18 am

    Love following Joy in Jessica’s Journey!!!

  7. Yadira Ochoa

    February 23, 2015 at 11:10 am

    Great job

  8. ヘレンジェイミソン ヘレ

    February 23, 2015 at 11:05 am

    Nicole Jamieson

  9. Mary Capasso-Newman

    February 23, 2015 at 9:12 am

    Wow great job you look great !

  10. Janet Krause Kalbhen

    February 23, 2015 at 8:48 am

    At 5’7″, anything over 160 is overweight by the bmi charts. I am same height and 152-155 and by bmi could go as low as 127. But clearly Jess has lowered her body fat significantly, so she is lean. 165 pounds at 40-45% body fat looks very different than 165 pounds with 25-30% body fat.

  11. Marisa Swiderski

    February 23, 2015 at 8:21 am

    Jessica amazing. Such a positive influence. She’s strong and confident. Keep up the awesome work!

  12. Gwen Gilbert

    February 23, 2015 at 8:08 am

    Well done 🙂

  13. Sarah Dullen

    February 23, 2015 at 7:56 am

    Wow that’s great!

  14. Rebecca Bartley King

    February 23, 2015 at 6:46 am

    How can her BMI be considered “overweight”, she is tiny.

  15. Alahaundra L. Crear

    February 23, 2015 at 6:46 am

    I love to follow Jessica, she is such an inspiration!!!

  16. Janice Hertlein

    February 23, 2015 at 6:16 am

    Way to go Joy in Jessica’s Journey…!!

  17. Deanna Allen Darity

    February 23, 2015 at 6:08 am

    Impressive!

  18. Leslee Ferguson

    February 23, 2015 at 3:32 am

    Love Jessica

  19. Gin Schneider

    February 23, 2015 at 1:24 am

  20. Debbie Cardwell

    April 11, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Just keep moving…anything-walk, swim, clean the house

  21. Bobbie Coles Grant

    April 11, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    She’s beautiful before and after!

  22. Monica Ling-Tannehill

    April 11, 2014 at 8:07 am

    damn – you GO GIRL!

  23. Tanya Mitchell

    April 11, 2014 at 2:51 am

    kool

  24. Michael O'shea Dodson

    April 11, 2014 at 2:19 am

    Congrats girl!!

  25. Melinda Barrera

    April 10, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    Thanks! You are an inspiration!

  26. Gabriell Ortizz

    April 10, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    she looks pretty hot in the before picture too

  27. Silvia Pavia

    April 10, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    You go, girl!! Very proud of your work! Be proud of yourself regardless of what the number is!

  28. Dawn Tighe Grant

    April 10, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    Way to go, Its a great feeling to be on the winning side!

  29. Gina Mello

    April 10, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    Fantastic new you! Congratulations!!

  30. Sara Lully

    April 10, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    My girl Jessica Metzger is my inspiration! Shes killin it!

  31. Christine Silver-Raines

    April 10, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    Great job!!

  32. Annette Monroe

    April 10, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    Im inspired

  33. Kim Rummel

    April 10, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Jessica , u look amazing. Congradulations.

  34. Jessica Metzger

    April 10, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    Kat thank you for sharing my story! I so greatly appreciate it!!! If I can help any of you on your own journey in any way please feel free to friend request me!

  35. Christine Smith

    April 10, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    Alysha Batenhorst Laura Gedwillo Katie Foreman inspirational!

  36. Christi Choi

    April 10, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Way to go I have started my own 120pd weight lost journey and have 98pds to go. Thank you for sharing

  37. Parisian James

    April 10, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Great job!!!! DeAnna Richardson-Mingo we can do it!!!

  38. Tracy Thompson

    April 10, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Awesome job! Way to go!

  39. Mindy Cooper

    April 10, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Awesome!

  40. Trisha Heath Schneider

    April 10, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Wow!!! Great transformation!!! Congrats!!

  41. Maria Gonzalez

    April 10, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    Congratulations

  42. Jenny Baugh

    April 10, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    She is awesome!

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