Transfomation of the Day: L’Keva lost 56 pounds. This proud mom of three tried to lose weight over the years, but nothing led to lasting results. Some of her friends had success with a local weight loss and exercise program, so she decided to give it a try. Focusing clean eating and exercise, she got the results she’d been looking for. Check out her story.
Hello, my name is L’Keva and I’m married with three children. My weight loss journey has had its ups and downs over many years. I’ve never been able to keep weight off after I’ve lost it, until now! Although I have three children, I’ve never blamed my weight gain on having children. I loved junk food and it loved my hips and thighs! I was so unhappy with shopping and having to try on clothes! I decided I no longer wanted to have to shop at speciallty stores! I have arthritis in both knees and and my weight was causing so many problems.
In April 2016, I made up my mind to lose the weight and keep it off! After watching a few friends complete a weight loss challenge I decided to try the program. I joined the weight loss and exercise program called The Camp Transformation Center. I’m 5’10” and at the start of the challenge I weighed 232 pounds. I hated being referred to as an Amazon.
It took me approximately six months to lose the weight! The program consisted of exercising five times per week and eating clean. The exercises consisted of a combination of cardio and weight lifting in a circuit with a trainer. My diet consisted of fish, turkey, and chicken, lean meat, and mostly green vegetables. No junk food! Eating every 2-3 hours and drinking a gallon of water a day was the key to my success. Drinking water is so crucial to positive results with weight loss!
Once I started the program, I fully committed and I never really had days where I felt like giving up because I saw progress instantly. I had fibroid surgery and couldn’t excercise for a while in August, but I stuck with my diet and maintained my weight loss until I could resume exercising. Being held accountable helped me stick to the diet, watching my body transform helped me stick to the exercising.
I completed the program in October of 2016 after reaching my goal of getting back to my high school weight. I went from 232 pounds to 176 pounds. I’ve had to make a lifestyle change to keep the weight off. I can’t go back to the way I ate in the past, and exercise is a must now! My advice to anyone looking to shed the weight and keep it off; Cardio and water, water and more water! Lastly, make eating better a lifestyle change and you’re more likely to keep the weight off!