Janea lost 35 pounds by focusing on fitness and nutrition. She gained 30 pounds after a challenging pregnancy and the loss of her grandfather. Tired of feeling lethargic and having constant headaches, she decided to try The Whole 30 plan.
What was your motivation? What inspired you to keep going, even when you wanted to give up?
After a very difficult pregnancy with my daughter and losing my grandfather, I gained 30 pounds. I hated the way I looked and was tired of being unhappy with my body. I lost a total of 35 pounds through intermittent fasting, diet, and exercise!
What inspired me to keep going even when I wanted to give up was my health! In the past, I would wake every day feeling lethargic. I had constant headaches and nausea.
How did you change your eating habits?
I went to my doctor, who told me to eliminate dairy, wheat, soy, etc. (basically the top 8 allergens). I started my journey with The Whole 30 plan in September 2018. I lost 17 pounds! After completing The Whole 30, I continued to eat 90-95% Whole 30! I also started intermittent fasting (eating from 7 am – 3 pm).
What does your workout routine consist of? How many days a week do you work out?
My workout consisted of cardio and weight lifting 3-4 days a week. I already belonged to a community center gym. I didn’t have a set routine or schedule, but I would try and alternate what days I weight lifted for my arms and legs.
What was your starting weight? What is your current weight?
My starting weight was 192 pounds, and I got down to 157 pounds.
What is your height?
I am 5’7″.
How long did your transformation take?
I started my journey in September 2018 and reached my goal weight in October 2020.
Is weight loss surgery part of your journey?
Weight loss surgery was not part of my journey.
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned?
The biggest lesson I have learned so far is consistency. Stick with it! Don’t give up.
What advice would you like to share with women who want to lose weight?
Exercise and healthy eating is not a punishment. Take care of your body while you are living because it’s the only one you get! Weight loss is a process that takes time. It doesn’t happen overnight! Give yourself grace and enjoy the process.