Weight Loss Transformation: Kendra lost 36 pounds. After she saw the great results that her friend got with an online training program, she decided to try the same plan. With nutrition guidance and personalized workouts she’s been able to get the results she’s been looking for. Check out what she shared with us about her journey.
Starting weight: 243 lbs
Current Weight: 207 lbs
Representing: St. Louis, MO
How long did it take: 5 months
What was your motivation?
The motivation for me was being and looking healthy. At the beginning of 2015, I weighed 250 lbs. I stepped on a scale at my dad’s house in Texas and was shocked that I had let myself get that heavy. I was used to being between 225 lbs and 230 lbs, but I’d gained an 20 extra lbs. I started trying to eat healthy at that point and exercising. I even got a workout partner, but I couldn’t get under 236 pounds. My dad is insulin resistant, so as I got older I knew it would get harder to get down to a healthy size. I want to live longer and be able to try new things, like boxing, and not be too tired and sluggish to do it. I’m also motivated by wanting to look better than I ever have.
What inspired you to start your weight loss journey?
Last year at the end of October, I saw a college friend (Rashonda) on Facebook and she looked amazing. I messaged her and asked her what she was doing and she said eating right and working out. She didn’t even tell me about Fitness on Fire Online Training at first, but I was ready to know more. So, I went online and looked at one of her transformation pictures to get the information about the program she was using. Then, I reached out to Nutritionist Guru on Facebook. Rashonda’s pictures were great inspiration, but I was also very ready for change before I saw them. Now, I tell people who ask me that this process is all about mind set change. Nothing will change until you ready for it to.
How did you change your eating habits?
I already started eating better before Fitness on Fire. I’d been trying to stop eating as much processed food. With the program, I stopped eating pork and beef. I still miss steak sometimes, but I think it’s because I can’t have it. I do not miss the pork. I tried to taste a piece of pepperoni recently and it made me sick. I eat whole grain or gluten free pasta sometimes, but I started my journey thinking I couldn’t have it at all. Now, I am used to not having it regularly. The only thing I really miss is peanut butter, because I would use it for everything.
I’ve given up some things but I still eat well. I just focus on healthy foods which I’ve learned have the key essentials my body needs to be healthier. I have started eating more vegetables, more fruit and I have more home cooked meals. I never bought tomatoes or many other vegetables in the past, but I do now.
What did your workouts consist of?
I was given a personalized workout regimen by my online fitness coach, King of the Fire. I did HIIT training and resistance training mixed with cardio. I worked out 4-6 days a week and the time frame ranges from 60-90 minutes, depending on my work and family schedule.
What advice do you have for others who want to lose weight?
Your Journey is your Journey! Everybody’s walk is different, but you have to commit to your walk. The only person you are competing with is yourself. When you fall, just remember that we all do. Just get back up and try again the next day. It is a journey, so there will be times that you will walk off course or even stop. As long as you make it to the end, you are still winning!
Why did the Fitness on Fire Online Training Program work for you vs. other programs you’ve tried before?
It worked in the beginning because they held me accountable and challenged me. It is working now because they challenge me, but I also challenge myself everyday to be better than yesterday… or at least try to be.