Keashia lost 20 pounds. After leaving the Army, this mom of two experienced weight gain. A serious intestinal issue forced her to change her diet, which led to a lifestyle changes and weight loss. Check out her story.
What was your motivation?
After leaving the US Army and having two kids, I gained a few pounds. A few years ago, I was diagnosed with a serious intestinal illness which forced me to find the right diet and cut back on certain foods I loved.
What inspired you to keep going, even when you felt like giving up?
I guess I had to inspire myself to keep going. Sometimes it’s really hard and I wish I had a partner, but I just remember that I don’t want to go back to where I was.
When did you start your journey? How long did your transformation take?
I started in 2015. My original transformation took about 6-8 months. I continued to try to eat healthy and maintain my weight loss.
How did you change your eating habits?
I started my weight loss while on a ketogenic diet. I lost 27 inches all over all and 35 pounds.
What did your workout routine look like?
When I was on an Ideal protein diet and I wasn’t suppose to workout. After the diet I started working out three to four times a week doing cardio and full body exercises. I also go to Powertrain for boot camp.
What was your starting weight? What is your current weight?
My starting weight was 189 pounds, I weight about 169 pounds now, after adding weight lifting to my routine. I am 5 feet tall.
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned on this journey?
How to eat healthier and lift weights properly.
What advice do you have for other women who want to lose weight?
Set a goal weight and try your hardest to get there. Remember you are not like everyone else. You will get there. You are a work in progress.