April lost 33 pounds by making better food choices and working out. She turned 40 during the pandemic. Hitting that milestone helped to shift her mindset about health, fitness, and her relationship with food.
My name is April, and I am sharing my story because I am encouraged by the many stories BWLW posts on Instagram. I started my journey on 6/1/2020 and haven’t looked back! I recently hit my first goal of getting under 300 pounds.
After turning 40 during the pandemic, my mindset about health and fitness shifted. I realized that my relationship with food was literally TOXIC!
Every day is an opportunity to treat me RIGHT! I joined The Good Thick (a fitness company) to get on track. More recently, I’ve increased my focus on healthier food, and I have tried (and enjoyed) a plant-based diet. My journey is about getting healthy, mind, body, and spirit!
My message is simple: Not everyone is fat because they’re depressed, and not everyone is depressed because they’re fat! I was just as happy and confident 31 pounds ago!
What was your motivation?
My motivation was to get up and move after spending three months doing nothing to improve my quality of life while on “lockdown.”
What inspired you to keep going, even when you wanted to give up?
What inspires me to keep going is the feedback that I get from other people about how much my weight loss transparency inspires them. I can’t give up when I know that people need hope.
How did you change your eating habits?
Every single day is a new day to make better food choices. I stopped drinking sugar. I stick to water and sparkling water instead. I also use juicing fasting as a weight loss tool.
What did your workout routine consist of?
My workouts consist of weight/strength training, resistance training, and cardio. I train five days per week with @thegoodthick and twice a week with my morning #ParkingLot crew.
What was your starting weight? What is your current weight?
My starting weight was 329 pounds, and my current weight is 296 pounds.
What is your height?
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far?
Losing weight isn’t just about getting rid of your own weight.
What advice would you like to share with women who want to lose weight?
My advice is Just Start! Also, figure out how you got where you are and what’s been keeping you there, then ADDRESS IT!