Transformation of the Day: Diana lost 165 pounds. After treatment for breast cancer, her doctor encouraged her to embrace exercise and healthy eating habits. It took a few years, but she was able to adopt a new mindset. Going plant-based and exercising regularly has changed her life. Check out her journey.
In 2009, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. When the treatments were completed, my doctor told me that if I worked out and ate right it was possible that the cancer wouldn’t come back. It took a few years for me to say, “I have had enough.” and change my ways. I really had to change my way of thinking.
I started working out six to seven days a week. I do cardio, weight lifting, walking, and running. I transitioned to plant-based diet and my main drink is water. I also drink a protein shake everyday.
It’s been six years since I changed my lifestyle. My starting weight was 330 pounds. I have lost a total of 165 pounds. I’m 5 feet, 6 inches tall. In the past, I had sleep apnea, leg pains and shortage of breath. I’ve gone from taking several medications to taking none. Now, I only take one vitamin a day.
I had to do a lot praying. The only way I was able to be this successful on this journey was with a serious mindset change. It’s not easy, but I’m determined. I tell anyone who wants to make a change, “You can do it. Just hang in there and believe in you.”
My biggest lesson: Don’t take your health for granted. I will never go back to the way I was. Know that if I did it, you can too. Just believe! It’s a mindset… Looking at it this way was the only way I was able to change my life.
I hope that sharing this helps someone!