Weight Loss Story of the Day: Dessiree lost 46 pounds. Her nutritionist, @Nutritionistguru, was excited to interview her and submit her story to us. She says… “Dessiree was extremely dedicated to her weight loss journey because she realized she needed to get healthy, not only for herself but for her 2 year son Jo’siyah. She gets up every morning between 7-7:30 am, 6 days a week. Her workouts consisted of cardio and weight training and following the plan designed for her to target her problem areas while focusing on endurance and strength training while her Nutritionist, which is myself, monitors her food intake.” She’s done an awesome job!
Starting weight: 240 pounds
Current weight: 194 pounds
Her stating waist: 43 inches
Her current waist: 33.5 inches
Total inches lost off waist: 9.5 inches
Height: 5 feet, 4 inches tall
What was your motivation?
My personal motivation is myself. I say this because prior to this journey I didn’t care about my health. Now that I have the right tools to get to where I need to go and keep myself encouraged. I am my own worst critic. All the members of the Fitness On Fire Online Training Program have also been my motivators. They have opened my eyes to want to do more.
What inspired you?
My best friend was my inspiration to loss weight. Now, I am my own inspiration.
How did you change your eating and exercise habits?
I signed up with Fitness on Fire has a 24 hour fitness trainer and nutritionist available to me at all times who guided with changing my eating habits. I stopped eating fast food, eating junk food and stopped choosing the wrong restaurants. I started to eat more protein, more vegetables, more fruits and drinking lots of water I followed the plan designed for me by my online trainer. He had me doing a lot of endurance and heart rate training while my nutritionist monitored what I was eating.
How long did your transformation take?
I started my journey in March 2014, so a year and a month.
What advice do you have for others who want to lose weight?
Understand what you want out of your weight loss journey because it is going to be filled with a lot of ups and downs. This is what is going to help you to maintain this lifestyle. Stay encouraged and stay focus on the ultimate goal. Don’t let any one tell you that you can’t.
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