Weight Loss Transformation of the Day: Farrah lost 27 pounds going Paleo, meal planning and exercising regularly. Her story should serve as inspiration to anyone who’s lost weight, gained the weight back and been able to get back on track with weight loss and health goals despite major obstacles. Here is what she shared with us about her journey…
Hello, I’m Farrah. I recently recommitted my life to getting healthy and staying that way. After losing 48 lbs a couple of years ago, I ended up regaining 42 lbs. After gaining my weight back, I suffered from deep depression and health complications that lead me to be hospitalized. After getting out of the hospital, I vowed to take back my health and to lose the weight and to keep it off. I’ve been able to accomplish my 27 pound weight loss by sticking to a predominantly Paleo way of eating, and going to the gym 4-6 days a week. I’m not where I want to be, but I’m proud that I’m a lot closer than I was only a few short months ago. My transformation started in September 2014 and I really noticed results in February and March of this year.
In terms of my Paleo diet, it really entailed me cutting out processed foods, simple carbs, and dairy. It works really well for me and I don’t really feel as if I’m deprived of things because I’ve found lots of recipes where I can make chic-chip cookies, brownies, and pies, but the ingredients are so much cleaner.
In regards to my workouts, before my hip injury I tried to do cardio for 45 minutes everyday. Sometimes it would be the elliptical, the treadmill, or the row machine. I then would to weight training or HIIT workouts at least 4 times a week. I tried to maintain a workout schedule of 5-6 days a week.
My advice to others that are starting their weight loss journey is what works for me, and that is be organized and set goals. I like to sit down on Fridays or Saturday mornings and write out my meal schedule, what my breakfast, lunch, dinners, and snacks will be. That way I can grocery shop better and if I feel tempted to pick something up at the market that’s not on the list I have more discipline to say no, and find a way to work it in next week if I really want too. I like to plan my workouts as well. I find that if I don’t I won’t push myself as hard or I’ll just do a light routine instead of the hardcore one I need to do. I would also say don’t judge yourself by what others are doing. I know that personally I’m always comparing myself to others and it’s just not a good idea to do so. You are not them and your body functions differently than theirs. Just do the best YOU can do and see what your body will do for you. Be patient, stay consistent, and you’ll see your body change.
If anyone would like to, they can follow my journey on Instagram at @FlabtoFab0687
Thank you for hearing my story. I truly love the BWLW instagram page and website, I am inspired daily by it!