Weight Loss Transformation of the Day: Mimi lost 88 pounds. After the loss of her father, she was inspired to convert to a healthier lifestyle to avoid a family history of diabetes. She is now a figure competitor and shares her journey on social media. Here is what she shared with us about her transformation…
Hello, my name is Mimi Horton. I started my journey back in 2010 after my father passed away from health related issues. He had diabetes and heart issues. I knew that type 2 diabetes is hereditary! At that time I weighed 228 pounds.
I really started to transform my body when I joined up with my personal trainer Hank Merrick of Lean Styles. He taught me how to eat and what to do to get the weight off! I’ve been weight training for a year now. I did 3 days a week for the 1st 7 months and now I weight train 5 days a week. Also did 10 hrs of cardio a week. My workouts were broken up as such Monday-legs, Tuesday- arms and chest, Wednesday- back, Thursday- shoulders and Friday- legs again. Common exercises in my workouts are squats, lunges, deadliest, bicep curls, flys, tricep kick backs, crunches etc. This is training for Figure competitions!
I eat diet high protein, low carb meals. Lean turkey, chicken, beef and fish. My veggies are green beans and broccoli, cooked with low sodium because my body will hold water. I don’t eat fried foods, everything is grilled, baked or steamed. For my sweet tooth; protein bars, muffins and cup cakes. I eat quest protein chips, BBQ flavor. I drink vanilla almond milk (unsweetened), protein shakes and use low calorie salad dressings (40 cals). So, heavy-duty weight train and clean eating works for me.
When I started working with Hank, I believe I weighed 198 pounds and now I range between 140-150 lbs. It just depends on whether I’m doing a figure competition or not. I’m 5’9-1/2″ tall and 39 yrs old. I want to be a testimony to everyone that it can be done! You just have to be ready and willing to put in the work!
My advice to others is that you are never to old or late to change you body and health! As long as you’re able to move you can do it! I’ve learned it’s 90% mental and 10% physical. Once you realize your strength and potential, nothing can stop you but yourself!
Facebook Page: Mimi Horton Fitness