Transformation of the Day: Lashea lost 56 pounds. After having her 2nd child, her blood pressure was very high. She didn’t want to take medication for the condition, and that became the catalyst for her transformation journey. By exercising and watching what she eats, she has reclaimed her health.
What was your motivation?
After having my 2nd child, my blood pressure was alarmingly high, and my midwife suggested that I take medication. However, I absolutely refused to go that route. I started working out and watching what I ate, aiming for high protein meals.
How did you change your eating habits?
I cut out/back on soda and juice. I drink about a gallon of water a day, along with black coffee and unsweetened hot tea (Rev Up Wellness is my fave tea). No white bread, absolutely no white sugar, and I limit my intake of dairy. No refined carbs, only complex carbs.
Tell us about your workout routine.
My initial workout routine was mostly done at home and on trails. I took long walks (up to 6 miles), and I worked out on my MaxiClimber. In the beginning, I was only able to do 10 minutes on the machine, but I worked my way up to an hour. Now I work out 4-6 days a week, lifting weights 2-3 days a week as well.
Starting weight/Current weight
My starting weight was 232 pounds, but I got serious at 212 pounds. My current weight is 176 pounds. I still have work to do!
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When did you start your journey?
My journey began in September 2018, but the real push started in April 2019 when I decided to invest in myself and joined HealthyWage.
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far?
The best lesson I’ve learned so far is that this process is more mental than physical. I am an emotional/bored eater, so I have to maintain positive thoughts to push toward positive action. It all starts within. If I don’t grow toward a fit mind, I will struggle to have a fit body.
What advice would you like to share with women who want to lose weight?
Find yourself! Then find someone who has similar goals and support each other! I actually found my wonderful, supportive workout buddy because Black Women Losing Weight shared her story! I followed her, not knowing that she was local. Now, we keep each other accountable and have so much fun working out.