Today’s weight loss success story: Maria lost 35 pounds. She was inspired to change her life after suffering a number of life trials and seeking God. She was lead by a friend to watch some helpful documentaries which opened her eyes to what she needed to do to get healthy.
I’m a strong believer that “Everything happens for a reason” even when it hurts. Back in November 2012, I had a miscarriage (insert sad face) which sent me into a downward spiral. Shortly after, maybe 3 weeks later, I caught pneumonia and shortly after that, tonsillitis. My body was just so weak and I felt like I was dying, literally. Not to get too deep, but in that moment, I felt like God had left me, even though I knew in my heart, he had not, the devil was just messing with my mind. God visited me and reassured me that He was right there with me. I picked myself up and dusted myself off and said, it’s time for a change, no more excuses!!
Now, I was already a plus size woman and had been “talking” about losing weight for years, but I guess I just didn’t have enough motivation to do it. A friend of mine, was talking to be about exercising and becoming a personal trainer. They told be about these documentaries, “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead”, “Food Matters” and “Hungry for Change” and I watched all 3 that night on Netflix. Watch these films changed my life!!!! It was like a light bulb went on and it all made sense. So immediately, I took pork and beef out of my diet. I removed just about all processed foods, some dairy and started eating whole foods, fruits, leafy green veggies, and JUICING!! I started out walking 30 minutes a day and did 20-30 min of cardio for 5-6 days a week! So far, I’ve lost 35 pounds and it feels great!! This is no “Diet” plan. It’s a Lifestyle change, and I will continue as long as I’m on this earth! I want to encourage as many people as I can, that it can be done, and even though my journey isn’t over, I now know that anything is possible when you put your mind to it…and if I can do it, anyone can! Start now, today is the day, tomorrow isn’t promised. God Bless!