Adreinne lost 21 pounds. She cut out sweets and committed to a vegetarian lifestyle. During her journey, this Delta Sigma Theta soror learned the power of working out, developing a healthy relationship with food, being consistent. Now she’s a certified personal trainer.
What was your motivation? What inspired you to keep going, even when you wanted to give up?
There are times I remember being body shamed and feeling down. I gained over 30 pounds, and rumors started that I was pregnant. I remember many individuals believing these rumors. I remember feeling alone and hurt. I knew I needed to change.
I’ve exercised my entire life, and then I stopped my last year of college. A few months after graduating, I started working out again. However, I failed when it came to consistency. Fortunately, I realized that if I wanted the body of my dreams and a healthy relationship with food, I needed to master consistency. I stayed consistent with it because it is my therapy.
How did you change your eating habits?
I am a vegetarian. I stopped eating late and didn’t eat a lot of sweets anymore.
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What did your workout routine consist of? How often did you work out?
I work out five days a week. My workouts consisted of HIIT cardio and strength training.
What was your starting weight? What is your current weight?
My starting weight was 166 pounds, and I weigh 145 pounds now.
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When did you start your journey? How long did your transformation take?
I started my journey in the Summer of 2018, and because I was not consistent, it took me until 2021. Also, I gained weight during quarantine, so I had to re-lose a lot of the weight I’d already lost previously.
Is weight loss surgery part of your journey?
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far?
I learned to love myself at every stage of life I am at.
What advice do you have for women who want to lose weight?
Do not give up and stop comparing your journey to someone else’s. If you ever want to talk, my DM is open.
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