Transformation of the Day: Alyssa lost 45 pounds. This young lady got a wakeup call when her doctor advised her to lose weight to avoid being put on high blood pressure medication. Since December 2015, she has worked hard and changed her daily habits. Let’s celebrate her success.
What was your motivation?
My motivation was the reality of possibly being put on high blood pressure medicine at a very young age. The doctor told me that it could be avoided if I were to lose weight. My family and friends inspired me and the thought of how far I came kept me motivated to keep going. I didn’t want to go backwards and have to keep starting over.
How did you change your eating habits?
I started with small steps. I replaced all my drinks with water. I stopped eating fast foods, fried foods and things high in sugar/sodium. I started eating more fruit and vegetables. I really didn’t follow any certain plan or program. I just basically tried to better my eating habits in general.
What did your workout routines look like?
When I started for the first month (Dec.2015), I walked 2 miles, three times a week. For the following 4 months, I invested in a personal trainer at a local boxing gym and I did 1 hour of training twice a week. We focused on cardio, weight training and HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training). Now, I have a gym membership and I pretty much train myself.
Starting weight/Current weight
My starting weight was 262 pounds and my current weight is 217 pounds. My height is 5’5″.
How long did your transformation take?
I started my journey in December 2015 and my transformation is still a work in progress. I’m glad of how far I’ve come and looking forward to seeing what else I’m capable of. Now, I’m working on losing another 40 pounds, in addition to the 45 lbs I’ve already lost.
What advice do you have for others who want to lose weight?
Start today and make small changes. It’s not going to be easy but I promise it’s going to be worth it.