Transformation of the Day: August lost 85 pounds and went from a size 26 to a size 14. She took some time to really look at herself and saw the negative, emotional toll that love relationships and depression had taken on her body. She found an exercise program that really motivated her and worked to change her eating habits. Here is what she shared about her transformation…
In February of 2013, while stuck inside due to ice and snow, I was finally still enough to look at myself in the mirror.
I was always a BIG GIRL, so there wasn’t a shock to that realization. However, over the course of three years, I found myself attempting to recover from two very emotionally scaring, love relationships. I hadn’t stopped to noticed the affects that the stress was having on my body, essentially from the inside out. The now severely depressed, unrecognizable me in the before photo was now 316 pounds, a size 26 and in danger. My eyes appeared to scream for help and only I could answer. At that very moment, I knew it was time to make a change. This motivated me to say enough and I want to live so that i could be around to see my daughter grow-up.
I started by doing the Leslie Sanome Walk at Home routines from YouTube. When I first began, I did the 15 minute workouts daily for the first five days. As I did more research about Leslie’s program, I became more motivated and to get on a schedule, I purchased the 30 DAY Challenge kit and committed to the schedule. After the first thirty days, results became evident, I continued the 30 day challenge schedule for three month. I worked out six days a week. I also ate more fruits, vegetables and lean meats, focusing on meals with snacks, portion control and drinking lots of water. I also, eliminated all sugary drinks and often did rotations of weeks without meat, only vegetables and fruits.
Today, I am down 85 pounds and counting. I continue to workout six days a week. Starting with the man in the mirror for motivation, anyone can make the lifestyle change toward healthy living. In order to do so, you must find a program that works for you and believe in the journey without just focusing on the destination. Set realistic goals with positive rewards. Expect to gain more than physical changes.
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