Anything is possible if we go for it 💜 * * I was Tired Tired of being fat Tired of feeling frumpy & dumpy Tired of sitting on the sidelines Tired of leaving the fitting room frustrated Tired of hiding under leggings and oversized shirts Tired of body shapers in the summer Tired of my own excuses over and over Tired of quitting Tired of the sweat in between my fat rolls Tired of the fad diets Tired of starving myself Tired of not wanting my husband to see me nekkid (real talk. I’m the coach this will ALWAYS keep it real with NO SHAME bc I KNOW I’m not the only one!) Tired of acting like I was ok with being ‘thick’… sorry, I knew I wasn’t thick… I was overweight! And I was ADDICTED TO FAST FOOD & JUNK FOOD & SWEET TEA 😩😩😩 * * * TIRED * * So I did something different. Bc I was tired. And now I’m blessed to Coach other women to that change as well ❤️#transformationtuesday #weightlossjourney #melanin #naturalhair #waistgoals #inspiration #motivation @melaninfitspiration @blackwomendoworkout @afrogirlfitness
Update 2017 – Ebony is still going strong and showing us that you can get rid of the back fat.
Update Dec 2016 – Ebony lost 20 more pounds for a total of 62 pounds gone.
I’ve gone on to lose another 20 pounds by switching up my workout routine and my nutrition plan! As a Health Coach, I have access to many home based workout plans and nutrition plans that have allowed me to keep from plateauing! I started a program that incorporated more weight resistance and Plyo workouts! I also incorporated a few practices from carb cycling! Working out from home helps me because I have a toddler. I’m a mother and I also have a full time demanding career! After being such a quitter, having accountability and support has made such a huge difference! Now it’s a blessing being able to help other busy mommas like me reach their health & fitness goals. I remember I stared at transformation photos thinking it was for ‘them’ or ‘other people’… I never thought I’d have my own transformation story. One day I found a Coach who helped me start working on ME! And now I give that gift to others… ANYONE can have a transformation story! It’s for all of us!
Great Transformation: Ebony lost 42 pounds. She told us that she used to be a serial quitter who never stuck with a plan. Now she has found a weight loss plan that she is using to create a new lifestyle and helping others to do the same. Check out what she shared with us.
Hi! My name is Ebony and I started my weight loss journey on June 1, 2015. I was a serial quitter in that I could never stick with anything. I partnered with a Health and Fitness Coach. I found a home based workout program that gave me a workout regimen and taught me how to eat.
I workout 5-7 days a week for 30 minutes a day that include cardio, strength training, Plyo, and yoga! All my workouts are done from home.
I use portion control and stick to clean foods. I cut out all fried foods and processed foods. I use color coded portion control containers to manage my portions. It was very important to me to adapt find a nutrition plan that could help me create a lifestyle change. I still eat bread, pasta, and chocolate! I have switched from white to whole grain! I eat lean meats, veggies, and fruit. Meal prep is my saving grace! It keeps me on track!
I started at 198 lbs and now I am 156 lbs. I am 5’2” tall. I’m down 42 pounds and can’t wait to see what the new year holds! I was inspired by my best friend who lives a healthy lifestyle, by stories you feature and by other success stories I see on Instagram. I’ve changed my lifestyle and I’m never going back!
My advice to anyone looking to lose weight is to find a plan that you can adapt to your lifestyle. I tried going to the gym, but I ended up with too many reasons why I couldn’t make it (nobody to watch my son, working too late, etc). Working out from home took away my excuses. Find a nutrition plan you can do forever. It was important to me to be able to still eat carbs, so I focused on healthier carbs. Lastly, find a support system! I joined a challenge group and had a Coach who helped me stay on track and now I am a Health and Fitness Coach too! I offer support and encouragement through my support groups! Celebrate your non scale victories and stay dedicated & consistent. Many quit due to slow progress, not realizing slow progress IS progress!
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