Weight Loss Story: Daphne lost 35 pounds. The unexpected passing of her mother led her to the path of greater wellness and fitness. Here is what she shared with us about her weight loss journey…
What was your motivation?
My mother passed away unexpectedly. She was a morbid obese woman who had some health issues, but they where under control. Her death really motivated me to change for the better. I want to be able to live long enough to see my children’s children and beyond. I was then and still am inspired by those who I’ve seen transform. One in particular is my coach, Ms. Wiltrina Jones. She is very motivational and has a passion in helping people transform if they really want it.>
How did you change your eating habits?
I first cut out soda and did strictly water. I then cut all snacks to a bare minimum, but now I have cut them out completely. If I craved sweets, I would eat fruit. Currently, I eat more vegetables, still drink only water and I don’t eat any fried food. For protein, I eat egg whites, chicken and fish. If I want to have a hamburger I’ll make one with ground turkey.
What did your workout routines look like?
I am in the gym no less than 2 hours doing a circuit training that consists of cardio and free weights. I may take a Zumba class or spin class every now and then. I like to maximize my time so, I rather do total gym workout. I work out at least 6 days a week, and I have now started to burn 1000+ calories within the time frame that I’m at the gym.
What was your starting weight? What is your current weight?
My starting weight was 245 pounds and now I weigh 210.4 pounds. (height: 5’6″ tall) Just restarted my efforts and I’m going hard with a coach. I’ve seen great results as far as inches and fat loss within the last 50+ days.
What advice do you have for others who want to lose weight?
I would say that if you want it you will have to have a made up mind. Be consistent and push yourself when you feel like giving up. Work to stay on track even when others try to influence you. Always remember that on your journey it’s always YOU against YOU. There is no room for excuses.