Transformation of the Day: Mahogany lost 125 pounds. This mom wanted to feel good mentally, physically and spiritually, so she took action to create a healthier lifestyle. She ran her first 5k in January. Check out her story.
What was your motivation? What inspired you to keep going when you wanted to give up?
My motivation was to get healthy and stay healthy for myself and my kids. My inspiration was being able to feel good mentally, physically and spiritually. I continue to remain inspired with these dimensions of wellness. I’ve stayed motivated to lose weight and run in my first 5k this past January 2019!
When did you start your journey? How long did your transformation take?
I started my journey back in August 2017. I began seeing my hard work pay off in October 2018.
Is weight loss surgery part of your journey?
Yes, I had the Gastric Sleeve surgery on August 21,2017.
How did you change your eating habits?
I changed my eating habits by decreasing fried foods, processed foods, and sugary foods. Don’t get me wrong, I still love a yummy pastry every now and then, but now I truly live by “Everything in moderation!”
What did your workout routine consist of?
My trick to stay consistent is to lay out my workout clothes the night before so I won’t have any excuse early in the morning trying to get ready. My workout routine consists of cardio – Mon, Wed, and Fri. I run intervals (run 5 min/walk 2 min) at a local park from 4:30am-630am. On my running days, my goal is to come close to 20k steps a day on my Fitbit device. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I work out with an at-home weight training DVD.
What was your starting weight? What is your current weight?
My starting weight was 310 pounds. My current weight is 185 pounds.
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What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned?
I’ve learned not to be so hard on myself with any setbacks I face. This is a journey, not a race. Even once I get to my goal weight, (145lbs) my journey won’t stop there!
What advice do you have for people who want to lose weight?
It only works if you work it! Don’t be hard on yourself, you’ll have bad days, AWESOME days and not so great days. All that matters is remaining consistent with a healthy eating lifestyle, putting in the work and trying to stay on track as much as possible with YOUR journey!