S W I P E • It’s my 4 year vege-versary! On 8/1/13, I set out to try a vegetarian diet for 8 weeks and I never looked back. As someone with asthma, joint pain, and a myriad of other health issues, I couldn’t be happier. Not only do I look better, but I truly feel better. In 10 months with smart eating and consistent exercise, I lost 76 lbs and have kept the majority of it off for 3+ years. I’m not saying I’m a model health/fitness guru but I am definitely a real one who can share my findings over the years! 4 years down, a lifetime to go! #judyfit #veggiesrule #vegetarian #healthliving #mulattohealthyliving #themulattotruth #blackgirlsworkout #ebonyfitness #fitness
Tranformation of the Day: Crystal lost 66 pounds. Her weight was approaching 300 lbs and she was experiencing knee and joint pain. It was time for a change. She transformed by changing her eating habits and working out regularly. Check out what she shared with us.
What was your motivation? What inspired you when you wanted to give up?
I weighed nearly 300 pounds and no longer recognized myself. I also had knee and joint pain. I just didn’t feel well. I wanted to be better, healthier and happier!
How did you change your eating habits?
I committed to being vegetarian for 8 weeks and never went back to eating meat. I also monitor my carb and calorie intake using apps, like My Fitness Pal. I allowed My Fitness Pal to set my caloric intake, but I try to stay between 1200-1400 calories/day. I cut back on alcohol and junk food, especially chips and cookies. I didn’t eat them unless I made them myself (sweet potato chips or low carb cookies).
What did your workout routines look like?
I started with 30 minute workouts and slowly increased my cardio and weight training routines. I exercise at least 4-6 times/week.
Starting weight/Current weight
How long did your transformation take?
I started in August 2013 and my initial transformation took about 9 months.
What advice do you have for others who want to lose weight?
You have to start somewhere. Don’t quit! Trust the process. Also, something is better than nothing, in regards to working out.
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