The Struggle to the Successful Weight Loss

I use to be one of those women who was big but “carried my weight well” as a lot of people would say. I felt like that was a nice way of saying “you’re big, but not THAT big.”  I would go to the gym 3 times a week, doing 45 minutes on the elliptical, but still eating whatever I wanted to. I knew this was not going to get me where I needed to be and I tried to be content with myself but at the end of the day I was very unhappy with my weight. I hated the way my clothes fit and before I knew it I was 28, 184lbs at 5’3 wearing a size 13 and depressed.  My doctor told me I was border line diabetic and I had high blood pressure and if I didn’t get it under control I would have to be put on high blood pressure pills.

 

July 1st 2012 was the day that turned not only my health around but my life around! This is the day I started a 7 day all fruits and Vegetables cleanse. I’m not perfect,  I can honestly say I was one of those people who bought chips, cookies, and all other snacks you can think of and I’m not afraid to admit I told myself I would eat all of it before I started this cleanse. Who wants to waste food right? I know– Don’t judge me.  So let’s go back to when I changed my life. 7 day cleanse and down 6lbs from it. I went from 3 days of 45 minutes on the elliptical to 6 days a week of doing 1 1/2 hrs of a combination during the week of Turbo Kickboxing, Body Combat, Nike Boot Camp Classes, running 3 times a week, and incorporating weight lifting at least twice a week.  I don’t like diets. So my meals consisted of eating better choices and smaller portions. Was I perfect? Nope, Did I cheat? Hell Yea! I mean let’s be realistic.  And I am not the person to cook on Saturdays, so when I would eat out, I wouldn’t hold back but you bet your ass I would work out that day to shed some calories. My overall goal was to cut back Salts and Sugars and before I knew it I was down 138lbs, and wearing a size 9 after 1 year. My blood pressure is now under control and I am no longer border line diabetic. Matter of fact my doctor was even impressed with my results! I am not where I want to be physically but I’m better and stronger then I was before July 1, 2012. My self-confidents and spirit has lifted tremendously even my friends and family notices it. (Let’s just say I take more full body pictures then I do selfies these days) lol! So I am now 30 years young and on a new journey of lifting more weights and eating more protein to obtain a more toned and fit body. All in all if I don’t leave you with nothing else as you read about my journey, I do want to say this; THERE IS NO SECRET TO LOSING WEIGHT, JUST MAKE TIME FOR YOUR HEALTH. I waited until I had bad results at the doctor’s office to make a lifestyle change. Some people don’t get the warning before the end results of sickness or even death.  So make your lifestyle change TODAY!  And don’t forget SLOW progress IS progress.

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4 thoughts on “The Struggle to the Successful Weight Loss

  1. I’ve had the pleasure of witnessing your rebirth and you’ve revamped yourself into a even more amazing, inspiring, go – getter! I love the new you. May the journey continue to be in your favor!

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    1. To my motivator/ my supporter/ my friend….Alicia… THANK YOU! you of all people have heard all my venting, listened to my complaining/confusion on my so called life/ supported my every idea I’ve had and inspired me to take RISKS! — thank you for lending me your ear and your advice! Much Love! and I hope to succeed on this new journey in store!

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  2. Your story is so inspiring! It gives me joy to be able to witness your lifestyle change and be by your side as you embark upon this journey. You are becoming the woman you’ve always wanted to be and I love it. I am so grateful to have you as my friend, and now my go to girl for fitness advice. Taking me under your wing gives me that motivation I’ve always needed to get off my ass to put in the work. Let’s get it! #finebysummatime

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    1. Tam Bam!!!! To my other RIGHT HAND FRIEND! Thank you so much for ALWAYS supporting me and always reminding me the beauty within myself regardless of weight! You have and ALWAYS will have the booty I’ve always wanted!! lol!! haha. We will continue to work out hard together and inspiring each other! Much love!

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