Today’s featured weight loss success story: Lashema lost 66 pounds in 6 months by working out with a personal trainer and being strict about her portion sizes as she changed her eating habits. Here is what she shared with us:
What was your motivation?
Looking at pics from my vacation in Jamaica made me feel so ashamed of how big I had gotten! Once you don’t feel comfortable in your own skin, yhen it’s time for a change! Never will I go back to the past. Never in a million years did I think I would be able to say I lost 57 pounds.
What did you do in terms of working out?
I started this journey 6 months ago, set a time frame goal and I can honestly say it has been amazing. My very first day of training was definitely not what I expected. I left the gym thinking this chick is nuts. Who has somebody running on the treadmill their first day training? I guess she saw something in me that I didn’t see in myself at that moment! However in the end I’m so grateful for her. Not only did she help me change myself physically, she also helped me gain motivation, determination & a passion for fitness! What did my workouts look like? I did 1 hour cardio with 30 min weight training 5-6 days a week.
People ask me what’s next after I hit my goal. Well, along with having a regular goal I always had a ultimate goal that I wanted to reach without having a time limit on it. I don’t think this journey is over. I will always being improving myself.
How did you change your eating habits?
By completely changing my lifestyle, I couldn’t change on a temporary basis and expect long term results and to reach my goals. I eat in the right proportions. Basically, I each a cup of everything. I carry ziplock containers to make sure my measurements are correct.
What was your starting weight? What is your current weight?
My starting weight was 226 pounds. Now I weigh 160 pounds.
How long did your transformation take?
I took 6 months.