It’s #throwbackthursday and I’m taking it back to July 2015, which was a couple of months before I made the decision to get healthy. I was pushing 280 pounds and on vacation in Spain. I remember thinking how little everything was…bathrooms, elevators, door frames, etc…but now I realize it was probably just me being so big and uncomfortable with my size. Case in point: the picture on the left was taken in a “tiny” elevator and I had convinced myself that this angle didn’t show how much weight I had gained…WRONG! No angles on the right. No heavy accessories to distract from my body…just me 😊 Have a great day, y’all! #progressnotperfection #cantstopwontstop #tummytuck #transformation #weightlosstransformation #tummytuckjourney #weightlossbeforeandafter #fitmom #weightloss #liposuction #weightlossjourney #plasticsurgery #weightlossinspiration #fitness #naturalweightloss #girlsthatlift #igtransformations #slimmingworld #weightlossmotivation #igtransformation #lubbockplasticsurgeryinstitute #fitnessmotivation #strongnotskinny #workoutwednesday #fatloss #wlstories #abdominoplasty #thickfit #plussize
Transformation of the Day: Amy lost 40 pounds. After trying plans, programs, pills and even considering surgery, she woke up one morning and decided that it was time to really live and conquer her weight loss issues. Through commitment to clean, low carb eating and lots of exercise, she is changing her lifestyle and seeing results. Here is what she shared with us…
My name is Amy and I have been overweight my entire life. I have tried many weight loss programs, diet pills, and even considered weight loss surgery. Four months ago, I woke up one morning and decided that I’d had enough. I made the decision that I wanted to LIVE for my family and for myself, so I put some gym clothes on and went to work out. The picture on the left was my first day at the gym. Since October 25th, 1015, I have been committed to going to the gym 6 days a week and eating a clean, low carb diet. My starting weight was 270 pounds, and I am currently down 40 pounds at 230 pounds. This has all been done in 4 months (I am 5’11”).
Eating Habits: In changing my diet, I gave up alcohol, fast food, and processed/prepackaged foods. I now stick to fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, whole grains, and protein shakes to help me recover and build muscle.
Exercise: When I first started working out, I was doing pure cardio. I would usually split my time between the elliptical, treadmill, stair climber, and the stationary bike. Sometimes I ran, sometimes I walked, but I always stayed in motion for a full hour. Now, I am doing 3 days a week of BodyPump, 1 day of heavy lifting, and 2 days of working with a personal trainer (@fitbyamanda_2016)
This lifestyle has been a huge commitment and I made the choice to give up the things that were toxic to me, like alcohol and fast food. I wake up at 4:15 am every morning to make sure I have time to exercise. I am amazed at all the changes I’ve seen in my body and am hoping to lose 30 more pounds. I’ve learned that change takes time and I love my body more now than I ever have.
My advice to anyone just starting on this journey is to be patient and listen to your body. Start by making small changes in the beginning, because they will grow to become bigger changes. Most importantly, know that this process takes time and you will make it to your goal if you never give up!
See more photos from her journey on Instagram: @free_me_from_my_body