Transformation of the Day: Cyndy lost 94 pounds. After this mother of 5 had her tubes tied, she decided to embark on a health and fitness journey. Doing cardio, eating smaller portion sizes and cutting out soda are some of the ways that she put in the work to release the weight. Check out her story.
What was your motivation? What inspired you to keep going when you wanted to give up?
I’m a mother of 5 and I was always was on birth control in between pregnancies. I decided to get my tubes tied in 2016. I figured that it was time to change my eating habits and get myself in shape if I wanted to live longer. What makes me not want to give up is my health and children.
How did you change your eating habits?
I changed my eating habits by using portion control and cutting down on soda. I cut my serving portions to half of what I would originally eat. I drink a lot more water now. I also eat plenty of vegetables and fruit. I eat salads with minimum dressings and have baked chicken (if I eat meat) with a small portion of something on the side (usually veggies).
What did your workout routine look like?
I exercise 3-4 days a week. I started walking a lot at the beginning of my journey. My workouts include cardio intervals and jogging 3 times a week in the A.M.
What was your starting weight? What is your current weight?
My starting wt was 344 pounds and now I weigh 250 pounds. I’m 6 feet, 2 inches tall.
When did you start your journey? How long did your transformation take?
I started my journey in 2016, right after I had a tubal ligation in March of that year.
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far?
The biggest lesson I’ve learned is if you want it done [weight loss] then you have to get up and do it. Now, I feel so much better physically that I never want to go back to my starting weight.
What advice do you have for other women who want to lose weight?
Give it time and keep at it. It will pay off at the end and you’ll have so much confidence that you’ll refuse to go back!
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