Transformation of the Day: Chay lost 50 pounds. After seeing her graduation photos and realizing the toll that the unhealthy habits she adopted in college had taken on her body, she decided to start the next chapter of her life in a new way. Check out how she took steps to release the weight.
At my highest weight, I was 233 pounds and busting out of my graduation gown. After seeing my graduation photos, I was so embarrassed to see how badly I’d let myself go. As soon as I left college, I decided to make a commitment to my health. I starting eating right and working out
regularly. I’ve had ups and downs since I began my fitness journey about 2 years ago, but I’m finally back on track and loving the results I’m seeing. I’m officially down 50 pounds since graduating! I’m excited to keep pushing myself further and I’m excited about reaching my next goal.
How did you change your eating habits?
Before I began my weight loss journey, my eating habits were that of a typical college student; greasy fast food and alcohol. After I left college, I cut out all fast food and processed food and instead I focused on eating mainly vegetables, fruits, whole grains and protein. About four months ago, I started doing a Paleo diet and saw some very drastic results. Since then I’ve stuck with the Paleo diet with just a few minor tweaks here and there.
What did your workout routines look like?
The most exercise I would get in college was walking from my apartment to the bus stop, then to my classes. Or, I would get exercise from walking from one bar to the next. I started working out by doing the Insanity workout program by Shawn T. I would not suggest that for everyone
who is just starting off with their fitness journey. I’d previously done Insanity a few years prior, when I was in better shape, and knew exactly what to expect. After I finished 2 months of Insanity, I joined a gym and would do a mixture of cardio and weight training. Over the years I’ve tried many different forms of exercise. I’ve tried kickboxing, boxing, crossfit, straight cardio, straight weight training, yoga, zumba, cycling. I like to workout at least 5-6 days a week but sometimes my schedule gets somewhat hectic and I can only get in 3-4 days.
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What advice do you have for others who want to lose weight?
Your mindset going into a major weight loss journey must be that of the following; determined, disciplined, and dedicated. By applying those three principles to your mindset and goals you will be successful.
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned on this journey?
Stay consistent. Even if you have a bad day, bad week, bad month, there is always time for you to pick back up where you left off and continue on towards your goals.