Transformation of the Day: Morgan lost 75 pounds. Her dream was to play college basketball. She was able to reach that goal by changing her eating habits and training hard. Now, she wants to be a positive body activist. Check out her journey.
What was your motivation?
My motivation to lose weight was to be happy and prove people wrong. I had a dream of playing college basketball, and I knew that in order to get recruited I would need to lose some weight. I also wanted to be able to run up and down the floor well.
How did you change your eating habits?
I started by cutting out unhealthy drinks. I used to drink soda daily, so I switched to water or unsweetened tea only. Then, I cut out simple carbs and began eating whole grain foods, leans meat, veggies, and fruit. When I had an opportunity to eat unhealthy, I stayed disciplined, stuck to my plan and remembered my goals.
What did your workout routine look like?
I worked out every single day because that’s how I stayed motivated. I would lift weights twice a week. I played basketball twice a week, followed by 45 minutes of jogging on the days I didn’t have basketball or weight training.
Starting weight/Current weight
In the beginning, my weight was 250 pounds. My current weight is 175 pounds. I’m 5 feet, 10 inches tall.
When did you start your journey?
I started my journey in 2013. It took me a year to lose the weight, and I’ve been able to keep the weight off. During my senior year (2015), I got recruited by Labette Community College. I’m still striving to be better today. I know that there is always room for improvement, and I want to push my body to it’s full potential.
What advice do you have for people who want to lose weight?
My advice for those who want to lose weight is to mentally prepare yourself before you start. Think of why you want to lose weight so badly, and let that fuel your determination to lose the weight. It will not be easy, and you will have days when you didn’t follow your plan. Keep fighting and love yourself in the moment. Love your body at it’s current size, and strive to get better each day.
By sharing my story, I hope that I can inspire someone to make a change. It’s possible! I want to be a positive body activist for all the women who feel worthless and stuck. I want them to know that they are more than their size, but they should always strive to be healthy.