Featured Success Story: Jennifer lost 55 pounds in 5 months. She is chronicling her journey on Instagram and encouraging others. She is not focused on numbers on a scale or other people’s opinions, she just wants to be fit for HER. I love that. Here is what she shared about her journey:
5 months ago, I decided to change my life. I decided to move away from the comfort and contentment, and be the best I could be. During this time, I’ve lost 55 pounds and I intend to do so much more. I’m ready to be the best me possible. Follow me for motivation, meal plan/preps and exercise routines. @fitandthickchronicles
How did I change my eating habits:
- I eat about 1200-1500 calories a day.
- I drink 4 liters of water a day.
- 80-120 grams of protein a day.
- I introduced more fiber into my diet.
- I meal prep every week and get one cheat day a week and one cheat item.
Workouts: I workout very intensely. I lift and do interval cardio sessions. I work out 4-5 days a week and work to burn no less than 600 calories when I workout. I do legs, arms, core and back lifting to keep my body toned .
How long did it take: It took me 5 months to this point to loose the weight and I have about 6 months to go. I don’t give my weight out because my weight loss was never based on a number or a size. I will be loosing weight until I am satisfied with my body.
The advice I would give to others is find your motivation within yourself. I am losing weight for no one but myself! Anything that comes with it is great also, but this is for me. If you lose weight for insignificant reasons or superficial ones it rarely lasts. You have to change your state of mind and look forward to future you to push you through the BS that it will take to get there. This is not easy. It’s actually the hardest thing I have ever done, but I’m excited for the future. I’m excited to be able to live my life with the ease of not being self conscious or worried or thinking about what I look like. Most importantly, I WANT TO BE FIT!! I want to be able to run, lift, and maintain all my work. I may not always want to workout but I always feel better when I’m done and feel better about myself for doing it.