Transformation of the Day: Joy lost 48 pounds. She was tired of being overweight and dealing with painful fibroid tumors. Knowing that she was the only one with the power to change her situation, she started cutting carbs and working out regularly. Her 6 month journey has yielded great results.
Starting weight: 402 pounds
Current weight: 354 pounds
When did you start your journey?
March 2017. It’s been 6 months and I’m still going!
What was your motivation?
I am honestly tired of being big. I realized that the only person who could change that was me. I also have fibroid tumors which cause me a great of deal of pain. Sometimes. it is hard to get out of bed when they flare up. My doctor told me that weight loss could help ease the pain of the tumors. I’ve only been working out for six months, but my pain level has gone down tremendously.
What inspired you when you wanted to give up?
I would look back on old photos from when I was at my heaviest weight and remember how I felt at that moment. I also remember how depressed and alone I used to feel. That is enough motivation to keep me going.
How did you change your eating habits?
I stopped eating a lot of carbs. Honestly, potatoes were my biggest weakness, so I substituted cauliflower for potatoes. I made different things, like mashed cauliflower and twiced baked cauliflower.
What did your workout routine look like?
I workout for one hour 3 times a week. I do 30 minutes of strength training and 30 minutes of cardio.
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned?
Every day won’t be perfect. Some days, you won’t eat like you’re supposed to. Some days, you won’t make it to the gym. However, if you keep going and it will pay off. My journey is far from over, but I want to encourage others and let them know that they can do it too!
What advice do you have for other women who want to lose weight?
Just start! Whether it’s 5 minutes a day or 30 minutes a day, there is no such thing as a bad workout.