Transformation of the Day: Char lost 93 pounds. In the last moments of his life, her father asked her to change her lifestyle. She is on a mission to feel good about herself and live a long healthy life. She has transformed by eating healthy food, watching her calorie intake, and making fitness a top priority.
What was your motivation?
My motivation was mainly to feel better about myself. I hated how I looked and knew I was cutting years off my life. Also, My father asked me to change my lifestyle in the last moments of his life, and that has always stuck with me.
How did you change your eating habits?
I stopped drinking soda and cut way down on fast food and simple sugar. I ate more healthy, low sugar or natural sugar snacks. I also added way more vegetables to my diet. Consistently choosing more nutritious food and caring about my calorie intake helped me to succeed—everything in moderation.
What did your workout routine consist of? How often did you work out?
I started the Couch to 5k running program to gain some stamina. I did that 4 to 5 days a week. Then I started getting in 35 minutes of cardio a day 4 to 6 days a week, whether it be the stairclimber, elliptical or running. 3 to 4 days a week, I do weight lifting or bodyweight exercises.
What was your starting weight? What is your current weight?
My starting weight was 265 pounds, and I currently weigh 172 pounds.
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When did you start your journey? How long did your transformation take?
I started my journey in September of 2019. It’s taken me 16 months to fully get it right. I’m still losing weight.
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far?
I have learned that self-love is so important. This journey has taught me to take care of myself and love myself no matter what stage of life I’m in. I also learned that this includes taking care of my body.
What advice would you like to share with women who want to lose weight?
Be patient with yourself and your journey. Don’t compare yourself to any other person. Also, be honest about your diet because it’s one of the most important aspects of weight loss.