Let’s show some Black Women Losing Weight love to Joyce. This proud mom lost 52 pounds by eating right and working out regularly. Currently, she is prepping to run a 5k obstacle course. Here is what she shared with us:
I’ve lost 52 lbs by changing my eating habits and working out 3-4 times a week; 5 if I have a chance. I started out concentrating on tackling my eating because I knew that would be the hardest for me. I’m a true GRITS (Girl raised in the south)! I lost 15 pounds alone just doing that. I moved on to Zumba for a few months which really built up my endurance. Then I moved on to boot camp, which I now do now at least twice a week.
I was motivated by my toddler to change my life. He has WAY too much energy. I had him later in life (at 33) and wanted to be able to make the most of it. That meant being able to run and play with him without gasping for every breath. In May 2012, I was at my highest weight, 302 pounds. My doctor told my I was “toxic”. Today, I am at 250 pounds. I would like to get to under 200 pounds. It’s definitely been a battle. I have my good days and my bad days, but so does everyone and it’s okay!! I just remember tomorrow is a new day! I am currently now trying to get prepared for the Rugged Maniac 5k obstacle course; something I NEVER thought I could or would ever do. GOD is good!