Transformation of the Day: De’Asha lost 65 pounds. After giving birth to her son, her weight reached over 300 lbs. She made the choice to become a healthy, active mom and avoid a family history of weight related illnesses. Working out at home and going low carb has produced awesome results. Check out her journey. I am a 28 year old mother and I’ve battled with my weight most of my life. After having my son in 2013, I stepped on the scale and it said 320 pounds! I was so upset and I knew I had to do something about it. I worked out hard and got down to 255 pounds, but life hit me hard and I gained the weight back (reaching 280 lbs). Now, I am back down to 255 lbs at 5’10”, and I’m on a journey to reach 220 lbs. I am so thankful for this fitness journey. I no longer suffer from high blood pressure and I am no longer at risk for diabetes.
What inspired you to keep going when times got tough? What keeps me inspired was remembering that I was doing this for my son. Diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure runs in my family. When my son was born, I made a promise to him that I would change my life around to be healthy for him. He deserves an active and healthy mother. I want to be that for him.
How did you change your eating habits? I tried just about EVERY DIET THERE IS. What I find works best for me is going low carb and eating no more than 150 grams of carbs each day. 3 days a week, I have a “cheat day”, then back to low carbs for 3 more days. That is a more realistic plan for me to follow than other diet methods. I did cut back on un-healthy foods as well. I cook most of my meals. My go-to, guilt free healthy meal is chicken fajitas. They taste awesome and I can eat them all day, minus the tortillas of course. I also love mangos and pineapples.
Do you workout in the gym or take any fitness classes? I workout 5-6 days per week doing various Beachbody workouts at home. My favorite is T25. Sometimes, I mix up my workouts by going to the gym or running outside when its nice.
When did you start your journey? I originally started in January 2014, but fell off and gained the weight back. I recommitted in September 2016.
What advice do you have for other people who want to lose weight? The advice I would give to others is to never give up on yourself. Take lots of pictures of yourself, even if you don’t see a difference. Don’t allow the scale to make you upset. Try on an old pair of jeans and use that as a method of tracking your progress. Follow me on this journey to 100 pounds down! Instagram @BigFineandFit
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