Success Story: Natural Hair Diva Aisa of For Us Naturals shared her 3 month weight loss transformation with us. She’s lost about 25 pounds and it shows. Here is what she shared about her journey…
My name is Aisa and I recently had a 3 month weight loss challenge. These are my results. Earlier this year, I was out of shape when my doctors gave me a Lupron shot to put me into menopause. They were trying to shrink my fibroids for an upcoming surgery. My hormones were all messed up and I just kept gaining weight. I weighed about 150 lbs while in the hospital after my surgery. I thought I should weigh less without the 5 fibroid tumors but that wasn’t the case. I lost about 12 lbs quickly over my recuperation time. I was however stuck at 138 for a long time. That was previously the most I ever weighed. Doctors cleared me to exercise on July 3rd. I started my fitness journey on my 1 year wedding anniversary (July 16th). I let my online followers know about the challenge and even started a fitness channel on youtube specifically to show just fitness videos. I got a little stressed when I plateaued or my weight went up etc but I stuck with it and it paid off. I still am not where I want to be but I feel more comfortable in my skin again. I am currently adding a lot more weight lifting into my workouts. I’m a member of bodybuilding.com so I can find workouts etc. I am now wavering between 125-127 lbs with about 25% body fat. My goal is to get to 118 lbs with around 16% body fat.
As I mentioned before I have followers via my natural hair and health channel on youtubeyoutube.com/user/forusnaturals . My new fitness channel however is much smaller but I’m still proud of my progress. youtube.com/user/funfitness5000. I also post some fitness and food pics on Instagram: @Funfitness5000
As far as eating, I just started counting calories on My Fitness Pal and stayed near 1280 calories per day. I still ate stuff I wanted but maybe less on certain days. If I burn a ton of calories, I eat anything. My workouts were mostly outdoor activities. We were hiking in a popular canyon area of LA, but most times my hubby and I would walk/jog up and down some really steep hills in a close by neighborhood. It’s like the step machine on steroids, so you burn a ton of calories. Lol. I am 5’3″ (actually 5’2.5″) and was working out probably 4-6 days a week. My advice would be to just be active jog/run/climb. Get a heart rate monitor so you can see how many calories you’re burning. That is probably one of my greatest motivators (trying to burn more calories so I can eat more).