Transformation of the Day: Brittany lost 72 pounds. After getting separated and divorced, facing the death of her mother several months later, and learning to navigate life on her own, her weight and confidence suffered. In March 2020, she decided it was time to take action. She figured out what eating habits work for her and developed a newfound love for fitness.
After going through a painful marriage, separation, and divorce, losing my mother unexpectedly four months later, and learning how to navigate life completely on my own, all in the last six years, my weight suffered. Before I knew it, I had reached 283 pounds. I was unhappy with how I looked physically, my confidence suffered, and I did not feel like myself. I did not feel attractive.
It was at that moment, after looking at myself in a photo, that I realized I had to do something and fast. Once we started to quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, I knew that if I didn’t start then, my weight would have kept climbing.
I committed myself to change and self-love. I started walking at my local park for 30 minutes a few times a week. About a month later, I began weight training 5-6 days a week with a personal trainer.
As far as my diet goes, I just increased my water intake to 1 gallon a day and started making healthier food choices, such as cutting back on sweets, (my weakness) fast food, and wine. I focused on lean protein and vegetables. I didn’t deprive myself of my favorite foods. Instead, I didn’t eat them as much or as often as I did before.
It’s one year later, and I am down 72 pounds & counting. My current weight is 211 pounds, and I feel amazing! My confidence has increased significantly, and I have found a new love for working out and training daily. I invested in myself, and all my hard work has paid off. Now I want to inspire others. If just one person, then it’s all worth it. This whole process has taught me that if I stay consistent and disciplined, success is inevitable.
What is your height?
I’m 5’8 1/2″.
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far?
Be consistent and take it one day at a time.
Is weight loss surgery part of your journey?
What advice would you like to share with women who want to lose weight?
Start with small changes. Make healthier food choices and increase your water intake. Don’t be afraid to seek help from your doctor or weight loss specialist for tools that can help you with weight loss. Also, don’t focus on the number on the scale. Focus on how you feel and how your clothes fit.