Transformation of the Day: Kimberly lost 50 pounds. She didn’t let depression or fibromyalgia stand in her way. Exercise made her feel better and more confident. Getting results and seeing her body change kept her motivated. Check out her journey.
I started my weight loss journey in February 2018. It hasn’t been easy, but I work hard every day to continue to get stronger and get better. I have lost a total of 50 pounds with no end goal in sight. My goal is to get stronger and continue to stay healthy.
What was your motivation?
My motivation was self-preservation. I wanted to be healthy. I was tired of feeling sick and being in pain. I have fibromyalgia, and I believed that If I could build the muscle around the nerves that were causing me pain, then it would lessen the pain. So, I got a trainer and cut my carbs. I noticed the results pretty quickly. From that point, the results are what kept me motivated. I could see the changes in my body, and I felt so much better.
How did you change your eating habits?
I mainly cut out processed foods and unhealthy carbohydrates. I didn’t have a strict plan that I followed. I tried some protein shakes to supplement my meals at one point. However, I mainly tried to make sure I was eating healthy options and treating myself in moderation.
Tell us about your workout routine.
I was in the gym six days a week for about an hour at a time. My workouts mainly consist of weight training. I lift weights consistently five days a week and add one day of cardio for a 6th workout. Exercise helped my depression and my pain. It also helped my confidence. I felt brand new. It’s a daily struggle. One year later and 50lbs lighter, I’m still in the gym six days a week. It’s my medicine.
What is your height?
I am 5’3″.
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned?
The biggest lesson I’ve learned is that there is no magic gimmick to weight loss. Consistency is the key, and it doesn’t happen overnight. Just get up every day and do something. Choose to eat healthy for every meal. Then, watch your body change right in front of you. I have a long way to go, but I’m really proud of the progress I’ve made so far.
What advice would you share with women who want to lose weight?
My best advice: keep going. Stick to your routine. Turn your health journey into something that you enjoy. Also, celebrate yourself with every single step.