Weight Loss Transformation of the Day: Leann lost 131 pounds. She wanted to avoid high blood pressure and found inspiration in bodybuilding. This petite beauty decided to change her habits and her lifestyle. She recently competed in her first physique competition. Here is what she shared with us about her weight release journey…
I lost on hundred and thirty one pounds over two and a half years. I started my weight loss journey when I was threatened with high blood pressure. I lost the pounds by working out and eating clean.
What was your motivation?
My health. My motivation for losing weight was the health scare of being at risk for high blood pressure. My doctor wanted me to start a regime of pills to control it. I was not going for that and decided to change my health.
What inspired you?
I met a lady at a good friend’s bridal shower who was starting a weight loss journey into bodybuilding. I was so fascinated about the process that she was doing. I said to myself, “I know that I can do that.” So, I trained and competed in my first physique body building competition in June 2015.
How did you change your eating habits?
I stuck to grilled or baked lean meats, like turkey, chicken, shrimp and fish. I also ate lots of green vegetables and had nuts and cheese from time to time. 5-6 small meals a day and at least a half gallon of water a day is what worked for me. No fried food, breads, chips or pasta because my meals were low in carbohydrates.
What did your workout routines look like?
I love dance classes, boot camps and circuit classes mixed in with my weight and strength training. When training, I would lift every day, switching to a different muscle group each day.
What was your starting weight? 250 pounds
What is your current weight? 119 pounds
What is your height? 4’11”
What advice do you have for others who want to lose weight?
Don’t stop! You will not be able to reach your goals overnight, but once you get stated you will love the person you have become. You’ll love living in a healthier state.