Transformation of the Day: Kae lost 43 pounds. She wanted to change how she felt, how she looked, and avoid a family history of high blood pressure and heart disease. Lifelong dreams of being competitive in the of the world of Bodybuilding also inspired her. She wants to encourage and motivate women over 40 with her story.
I would like to share my fitness transformation journey with hopes to motivate and support others in their mid-forties. Those who are either searching for “how to start”, those in the midst of their journey and those who have completed the same lifestyle transformation that I am presently doing.
I started this lifestyle journey on Aug. 20, 2016 (5 months ago) and since then, as you can see from my pictures, I have made and continue to make positive progress.
Starting weight: 223 pounds
Current weight: 180 pounds
Weight Loss: 43 pounds, 50 inches of fat and muscle gain thus far.
I weigh-in and take measurements once a month, as the scale can be discouraging. I have not had any weight loss surgery, this is all Natural. I am all natural.
What I did:
I stopped eating out and began cooking my meals more at home. I followed my Personal Trainer’s clean eating plan of High Protein, High FIber, Low Carb meals. My protein portions were no bigger than the palm of my hand. I have to eat every two hours and drinks lots of water. I workout five times per week and my workouts consist of cardio, weight training and yoga.
What motivated me to make this lifestyle change is that I wanted to change how I felt, how I looked, and wanting longevity of a healthy life as High Blood Pressure(HBP) and Heart Disease runs in my family DNA.
I have always been actively involved in fitness and working out. However, this time I decided that I wanted to take on and live out a life long dream of competing and winning in the sport world of Bodybuilding. In order to do that I need a serious fitness transformation.
This lifestyle journey has not been an easy cake walk in the park, no. There has been days when I wanted to give up. However, God, the desire to change in my heart, the support and push of my Personal Trainer, positive self-talk and a vision kept me going. How awesome I am feeling, how I transforming and my dream is what kept and keeps me going.
My advice to others, is to have, be and remain Focused, Disciplined and Consistent, with Energy, Fierce Drive and Patience. Listening, hard work, rest and sleept are also key. Make clean eating, water, cardio and weights your best friends.