Tranformation of the Day: Felicia lost 50 pounds. Feeling self-conscious and uncomfortable about her weight as a teen led to crash diets in college. By the time she reached her 30’s, it was time for real change. In the process of transforming her lifestyle, she became a wellness coach and a personal trainer. Check out her journey.
I can remember being self-conscious about my body during puberty… as I’m sure all teenage girls are. In high school, I started picking up more weight but because of my height (5’8”) I carried it “well“. I never felt “well” though. In fact, I felt fat or uncomfortable.
In college, I reached 200 pounds and started doing crash diets. I did the cayenne pepper and lemon water one several times and reached a low of 130 pounds. However, the weight always came back. I felt like I was on the border of an eating disorder because of my obsession with crash diets.
I knew I needed to change, so going into my 30’s I made a life change. I studied food and wellness on my own and became a health and wellness coach while working on my personal training certificate. My business partner and spouse has been running his personal training business for years now, and I have joined his team as a coach too.
I am currently at my healthiest I’ve ever been and I love helping people who struggle like I have. I’ve learned what works best for my body and have shaped it into something I love! Now, I’m working towards even higher goals and sharing my transformation along the way.
What inspired you to keep going on your journey even when times were tough?
When times were tough, I would keep in mind the larger goal and how terrible I felt at my heaviest. I also kept in mind that I wanted to help others, and in order to motivate them I would need to keep pushing.
How did you change your eating habits?
I started initially by cutting out sodas and fried foods. Then, when I hit a wall, I joined Spartan Progress Training with coach Jozmen Robinson who developed a meal plan for me based on the macros I needed. This plan aligned with the custom workout plan he made me.
What did your workout routine look like?
My workouts were based around weight training with some cardio. I worked out an average of 5 times a week.
How long did your transformation take?
My journey started after college, making changes on my own. Once I needed more help, I started working with Spartan Progress. The process has taken roughly 5 years, with several ups and downs.
What was your starting weight? What is your current weight?
I started at 200 pounds and now I’m at 150 pounds.
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far?
My biggest lesson has been based around eating habits. Eating more can result in weight loss if you are eating the right things.
What advice do you have for other women who want to lose weight?
Keep going! Even if you slip up, don’t let one bad day defeat you. Keep pushing, dust yourself off and get back to it! It’s definitely worth it.
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I was/am not the girl who grew up playing sports and has been fit her whole life with great genes. I am the woman who battles with weight fluctuation like most and has found the healthy balance that works for me. If you’re ready to make a change and need some help, contact me today! #CoachFeFitness #SpartanProgress
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