Transformation of the Day: Alashia lost 54 pounds. When she started to experience health issues, she looked to her mother’s successful weight loss journey for motivation. With a low carb lifestyle, self-love and lots of exercise, she has transformed. Check out her journey.
What was your motivation?
What motivated me to lose weight was my mom. I was starting to have health problems, and I didn’t know where to start. However, my mom was in the same shoes that I was in a few years ago because she used to weigh 300 pounds. Now, she weighs 205 pounds. She is someone that I can look up to and talk with about my issues dealing with my health.
What inspired you to keep going, even when you wanted to give up?
What kept me motivated were the results. I was starting to feel better and look better. I noticed that I had so much more energy as well. When I saw the numbers dropping on the scale, that just made me want to go harder and harder each day.
How did you change your eating habits?
I’ve been on a low carb journey since April 2018. I went on a strict low carb diet, cutting out bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, and sugars (cereal, candy, sodas, etc.) for three weeks. I let my body get into ketosis. During that third week, I started to have one cheat day a week. Really, my diet was based on white meat, eggs, and veggies.
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What did your workout routine consist of?
Mainly cardio, home workouts (abs, arms, butt) and weight lifting. I work out 5 times a week for an hour and 20 minutes.
What was your starting weight? What is your current weight?
My starting weight was 251 pounds, and my current weight is 197 pounds.
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When did you start your journey? How long did your transformation take?
April 14, 2018. It took eight months.
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far?
Self-love. Self-love is about taking care of you and doing what’s best for yourself. I’m learning to accept myself more and more each day.
What advice do you have for women who want to lose weight?
It’s all about consistency and your mindset. You have to be determined. It really takes hard work and dedication. Never get discouraged or back down.
You can do it. Won’t be easy at first. As long as you fight for what you need and see results, you’ll feel so relieved.