Transformation of the Day: Michelle lost 126 pounds. This proud mom of 4 experienced weight gain over the years and battled with emotional eating. She found success with Weight Watchers and by working out regularly at a pace that worked for her. Now, she is a fitness instructor and works for Weight Watchers. Check out her awesome transformation story…
It didn’t just happen overnight. The path has not always been straight. But, I am so happy to be on this journey of health and wellness. Over a year and a half a ago, I met my goal of getting rid of 120 pounds. As a mother of 4, I packed the weight on quickly and easily over the years. But honestly, motherhood wasn’t my first bout with being overweight. Emotional eating had been a constant and well known foe of mine. However, there came a point where I became quite tired and frustrated with being so unhealthy. Through prayer, I decided to follow a plan that would change my life. For me it was Weight Watchers combined with a slow and steady workout routine. I have been greatly blessed and look forward to so much good in this zig zag journey. It’s not easy, but it’s worth it. I am now a fitness instructor and a Weight Watchers employee. I’m truly loving life and facing it with a renewed perspective.
I started my weight loss journey through Weight Watchers. I started by drinking more water. Now, I only drink water, a gallon each day. I ate more fruits and vegetables as well. Now, I meal prep for me and my family ( I have a husband and 4 children).
I started off working out 3 days a week at 30 minutes per session. I would walk or do DVDs at home, like Turbo Jam and Walk Away the Pounds. I did everything at low impact until gained more strength and endurance.
My starting weight was 288 pounds. My current weight is 162 pounds. It took me 1 year and 1 month to lose the weight. I would tell others who are on this journey to be patient with yourself. The weight was not gained overnight and it won’t be lost overnight. Love yourself and forgive yourself when you fall off track. Get back on the wagon, and celebrate every success.