Update 2017: DeAhna lost over 140 pounds and has kept it off for 5 years.
In order to maintain my weight loss, I make sure to incorporate cardio into every workout. Whether it’s the treadmill, elliptical, or a fun workout on the turf, I get it in. I exercise 4-5 days per week. My goal at this point to build muscle and tone. I can gain weight very easily, so I try to keep my carb intake low.
I had to identify what my issues were and not be so concerned with fitness models. Once I saw that my issue was with fast food and sweets, I made some changes. I replaced those foods with vegetables and a mixture of fruit. I instantly saw a change.
On this fun and emotional journey, I’ve learned that my body will perform based on how I take care of it. It’s ok to get tips and pieces of advice from fitness models, but I have to remember to love the skin I’m in! I’m absolutely in love with my body! What you see on another person can be great inspiration, but you have to take that, modify it and do you!
Weight Loss Story: DeAhna lost 148 pounds. At 310 pounds, this awesome mom knew that she needed to change her eating habits to improve her health and live a long life. She cut out the foods and drinks that were negatively impacting her weight and embraced regular exercise to create a new, healthy lifestyle. Here is what she shared with us about her journey…
My name is DeAhna. I’m 30 years old and I’m 5’5″ tall. I want to share my journey to inspire other women around the world. When I began my journey, I tipped the scale at 301 pounds. I had a bad habit of eating fast foods 3 times a day and I never exercised. I also knew that I needed to be around for my children and to lead by example.
So, 3 years ago, I cut out ALL fast foods. Also, for 1 year straight, I cut carbs and cut out soda. My daily meals consisted of fish, salads, fruit, lots of veggies and water. Within 1 month, I dropped an even 10 pounds. After that, I consistently lost 8-10 pounds per month. I was hitting the gym 5 times a week, doing 45 mins of cardio and a bit of weight lifting.
I now weigh 162 pounds and have been able to maintain my weight. I had to find out what my problem was and cut it out. That problem was the fast food. If I can do it, anyone can!
The advice I have for other people: Identify what is causing you to gain weight and break that habit. Cut calories, cut carbs and incorporate exercise into your daily routine.