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Transformation of the Day: Na-Tiera lost 82 pounds in 8 months. Tired of being tired and faced with possibility of becoming diabetic, she invested her time and energy into changing her life. She’s learned that this journey is 80% nutrition and 20% exercise. Check out how she did it.
What was your motivation? What inspired you when you wanted to give up?
I was tired of being unhealthy and obese. I wasn’t happy with what I saw in the mirror. I would start exercise programs and quit because I felt as if I could never lose weight. I was tired of being tired, especially walking up flights of stairs and losing my breath easily. I was also at risk for diabetes. I signed up for Instagram and created a fitness journey page (@MrzNatiDivine) where I followed people on their fitness journey. Once I created my Instagram page and saw how passionate people were about losing weight, I became motivated to change my life around and lose weight as well.
On December 12, 2015, I decided that I’m tired of being overweight, so I searched for exercise videos on Youtube. I started doing exercises from Youtube in my living room. On December 15, 2015, I decided to sign up for a gym near my home. Ever since then I have been grinding and not looking back. I have lost 82 pounds in 8 months, and I am very proud of myself. Now I post exercises, the food I eat and progress photos on Instagram to inspire others to lose weight and get healthy. I am not where I want to be, but I am far from where I started.
How did you change your eating habits?
I changed my eating habits by not eating after 7 p.m. I cut out fast foods and started cooking more and baking all my meats (chicken, steak, pork chops). I started eating more greens (broccoli, collard greens, kale, spinach, etc.) and started eating brown rice and sweet potatoes. I stopped drinking juice and soda, and instead I drink lots of water. I recently started adding fruits and veggies to my water to make detox water. I cut out sugar, junk food (potato chips, cookies, and candy) and now eat protein snacks. I also eat baked fish (salmon, tuna, tilapia) and shrimp. I didn’t create a meal plan. I just cooked day by day and baked all my foods and vegetables. I also started drinking protein shakes twice a day. If I get hungry after 7 pm, I will snack on fruits or nuts.
What did your workout routines look like?
When I first started, I worked out 6 days a week. Now I have cut that down to 4 days a week. I signed up with a personal trainer at my gym, and we do resistance training, cardio exercises, elliptical, stair master, weight training and HIIT Cardio.
Starting weight/Current weight
My starting weight was 242 pounds and my current weight is 160 pounds. My height is 5’8’’.
What advice do you have for others who want to lose weight?
Just do it! Don’t feel as if you can’t lose weight because you can. It’s a mindset thing, and you must first control your mind and tell yourself that you can do it. When you feel like you want to give up, remember why you started. Take pictures weekly and always look back at those pictures to remind yourself where you came from and to keep going. You are in competition with only yourself and if I can do it you can. Remember, its 80% nutrition and 20% exercise. Never give up!
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