Transformation of the Day: Jasmine lost 24 pounds and lots of inches with healthy food and exercise. She is determined to beat a family history of diabetes. With help from her personal trainer, she feels healthier and more confident.
What was your motivation? What inspired you to keep going, even when you wanted to give up?
I’ve had a history of pre-diabetes, and it runs in my family. I’ve also dealt with anxiety and depression, and low self-esteem. I didn’t want to be sick and on medication. Also, I was tired of always being down on myself.
I don’t know what happened, but something finally clicked inside me this year. My progress is what keeps me going. I feel better. I’m more confident and loving the journey.
How did you change your eating habits?
I got a personal trainer who provided a meal plan for me. With that plan, I ensured I was conscious of my sugar and carb intake. I have also limited my alcohol intake.
I focused on eating more lean meat, veggies, and good carbs like sweet potato, quinoa, and brown rice. I also allow myself one cheat day a week.
What is your workout routine?
I train three days a week with my personal trainer. We do weight training, HIIT, cardio, and all.
How often did you work out?
3 – 5 times a week. I’m working up to working out five days a week now.
What was your starting weight? What is your current weight?
At the beginning of 2023, I was at my highest at 240 pounds. Now I weigh 216 pounds and still working. I used to have a number goal of 170 lbs, but I realized it’s not about the number. It’s more about how you look and feel. We all carry weight differently.
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When did you start your journey? How long did your transformation take?
I started in September 2022. it took me some months to see progress because I wasn’t doing everything I needed to do. I started seeing results when I followed my trainer’s lead and really took control of my nutrition. It’s been about five months so far of consistent weight loss.
Is weight loss surgery part of your journey?
No weight loss surgery. Just a change of eating habits and working out.
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far?
It’s all mental. You have to find your WHY and hold on to that every day. It won’t happen overnight, and just showing up is not enough. You have to really make this a lifestyle.
What advice do you have for women who want to lose weight?
Just start! Get a trainer if needed. Invest in your health cause it’s all we have. If you can’t afford a trainer, get on youtube or start going for walks. Make small changes, which will lead to bigger changes, but just start.