I started a weight problem right after I had my second child.
HOW DID YOUR WEIGHT AFFECT ANY ASPECT(S) OF YOUR LIFE? I was insecure and very self conscious. I hated taking pictures from the waist down. I would wear waist trainers to hide my gut. I wasn’t able to wear a 2 piece swim suit.
WHAT WAS THE “TURNING POINT” THAT GOT YOU STARTED ON YOUR WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY? Many people would make fun of my weight when I would go out. It made me feel very uncomfortable. I was very sad and told my friend. That’s when a good friend of mine had recommended me to try out Beachbody home workouts.
HOW DID YOU GET STARTED? I did a lot of research on what to eat. My first home workout programs was T25 and I removed all junk food in the fridge.
HOW LONG AFTER YOU STARTED DID YOU BEGIN TO SEE RESULTS OF YOUR WEIGHT LOSS EFFORTS? 5 months staying consistent
WHAT WAS THE HARDEST PART? Lack of funds, high blood pressure and support from friends
DID YOU EVER WANT TO GIVE UP? WHAT KEPT YOU GOING? Personal development books & my family
DID YOU HIT ANY WEIGHT LOSS PLATEAUS? HOW DID YOU OVERCOME THEM? Some days I didn’t want to workout and I felt like giving up but I was thought about my why. My why are my kids. They keep me going
HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO LOSE MOST OF THE WEIGHT? 1 year
DID YOU HAVE ANY NON-SCALE VICTORIES? After losing 70+ lbs I had fallen in love with health and fitness and I knew I had a passion to help others to achieve the same success I had. And that’s one of the reasons why I became a certified personal trainer. To change lives.
WHAT DOES YOUR DAILY DIET LOOK LIKE COMPARED TO WHEN YOU WERE HEAVIER? Chinese food, pizza and lots of pasta. I also drank a lot of alcohol.
HOW DOES YOUR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COMPARE TO WHEN YOU WERE HEAVIER? I was never an athletic type of girl and it was real hard in the beginning and I would get frustrated but I told myself not to be hard on myself and to enjoy the journey. When I did that the weight started coming off. Lots of people get discourage because they don’t see results fast enough and I was one of them but I knew this was not a quick fix!
MY WEIGHT LOSS TIPS & TRICKS
- Drink lots of water
- Meal prep
- Accountability calander
Log all my workouts
- Eat your veggies
- Get that workout in even when you don’t feel like it.