Update: Shout out to Amina! She’s lost 53 pounds.
If you want to stay committed to something, you absolutely must harbor unwavering resolution to see it through. You have to stay Persistent. We’re so used to having on-demand everything, that we forget the necessity for patience to achieve our goals. Patience is most certainly a skill that needs to be developed over time, but there’s a lot working against us. The worst part about this occurs when we experience failure. Failure hurts, to put it mildly. Failure equates to massive amounts of pain, and rather than suffer through that pain, we tend to flee and run in the other direction. We overcome failure through persistence. As long as we can harbor persistence, we can push through. 53pds ⬇ 2014’ 205pds 5’7 Currently 152pds Www.AnimaBFitness.com
Transformation of the Day: Anima lost 34 pounds and reached 18% body fat. This busy single mom of 4 has transformed her body with clean eating and exercise over the last 2 years. Her advice is, “Don’t look at someone else’s chapter 20, when your just on chapter 1.” Check out how she did it.
My name is Anima B. I started working out because I wanted to feel more confident in my clothes. My self esteem had dropped so low that I didn’t enjoy shopping or getting dressed to go anywhere because I felt I didn’t look my best. Once my friend started discussing with me how important health is and why I should invest my free time doing some form of exercise. So, I decided to tag along with her to gym. After going with her for a while, I started eating healthy because I felt great after leaving the gym. Being a single mom raising 4 kids (but I gave birth to 2) it was hard trying to juggle the gym, school, work and play dates with my kids. At the same time, I still was able to work on myself, day by day. I’ve failed a few times and when I remember WHY I STARTED, I started right back over again! It’s a journey that not many people can take, but those that did– they know suffering, sacrifice and what it feels like too be a winner!
What was your motivation?
My motivation was to get into shape. Looking at others who were sharing there stories helped a lot with my dedication and helped me stick to the plan. Going to school and taking up the gym as a part of my daily life has given me the strength to know I can overcome anything! NOTHING is IMPOSSIBLE. Yes, the journey was hard but it was worth it.
How did you change your eating habits?
I love food, so eating clean wasn’t so bad. The temptation hits when you have 4 kids who want cookies! I cut out bread, pasta and rice. I ate greens, plenty of seafood and chicken. I stayed off the red meat for awhile, and just stuck to fruits, wheat, low-fat, low calories, low carbs, and no salt or sugar!
What did your workout routines look like?
I worked out 5 days a week for 2 hours minimum. I worked out even when I had work and school. I’ll remind you that I’m a mom to 4!!
Starting weight/Current weight
My starting weight was 187, waistline 42 inches. My current weight is 153, Waistline 27 inches. 18% body fat and 5 feet, 7 inches tall. No surgery.
How long did your transformation take?
I started on September 17, 2014. It took 3 months to start seeing results. From 187-174-167-150-148-153… lol.
What advice do you have for others who want to lose weight?
Never STOP! Don’t look at someone else’s chapter 20, when your just on chapter 1.