Today’s weight loss success story: Joy lost 38 pounds with working out and building muscle. She is focused on non-scale victories.
Hi! My name is Joy! I have been working out (consistently) for little over a year and a half now and just took a before and after picture of myself. I had no idea of the difference! I am even more surprised that I was able to lose the weight in a very healthy fashion! I cut back my portions, found a way to make healthy snacks opposed to the sugary ones.
I also started working out 5 days a week. I initially began with “Walk Away the Pounds” but since then I have incorporated weights into my workout, building muscle and getting a better cardio workout. I’m currently not sure how many pounds I have actually lost since I stopped weighing myself a while ago. Basically, I started out around 295 and am currently around 257. I found throughout my weight loss journey that I was getting too caught up on numbers and found the scale was causing me more discouragement then motivation. As a result, I was looking pass all the success I was having off the scale (I had more energy, was eating healthy and losing inches!). I have always been bigger and though this did not hinder my personality as a person, I do feel better about myself and feel great when I workout (something I never thought I would say, lol!).
I just wanted to share my story as so many of the stories I see on here have inspired me and caused me to be excited for others! Still I mush on! It is like my body programmed to this new way of living and that feels good! I had to really find what worked for me on this journey and everyday I am pushing myself to do a little more! God Bless!