Weight Loss Success Story: Jenise lost 28 pounds and gained a new perspective on her mental and physical well being. She has some real wisdom to share and especially wants to inspire petite ladies and those who are middle-aged. Here is what she shared with us about her weight loss journey:
Since July 1, 2013, I’ve lost 28 lbs. by committing to 90% clean eating and 6 days a week of cardio and strength training. This was just Release #1 for me; I have another 20-30lbs. to lose. I’d like to inspire other short, middle-aged women like myself to get off the couch and move!
My motivation to get healthy is a three-fold process I’ve penned for myself as The Trilogy: mental, emotional, and physical well-being. I’d observed that I was settling for mediocrity in all areas of my life and had allowed the desires of others to consume me. I decided to give myself permission to put myself at the top of my to-do list, set some boundaries, and start to be the change I wished everyone else would make.
EATING HABITS ADJUSTMENT:
I was stubborn for the first 4 months and thought I could out-exercise a bad diet. Previously, I’d skip meals and eat too much at dinner. I then accepted that I had to change my eating habits and began preparing 90% clean meals of lean meats, veggies, and fruit. I eliminated sugar and salt and eat 5-6 small meals on a 2-3 hour schedule.
I started working out by walking short distances, doing the plank, and other core exercises. As my endurance increased, I started jogging and strength training for 45-60 minutes, six days a week.
STARTING & CURRENT WEIGHT:
July 1, 2013 = 194
March 31, 2014 = 166
HOW LONG DID IT TAKE:
My advice would be to: give yourself permission to put yourself first, be as good to yourself as you are to others, and identify and correct WHY you overeat (i.e., emotional triggers).
Check her out on Instagram: @genuinejenise