Naja lost 37 pounds with healthier eating habits and exercise. She was suffering from depression and PCOS, and sugar had become her best friend. She tried losing weight in the past, but when she restarted her journey this year she promised herself that this time would be different.
When did you start your weight loss journey?
I have been on this weight loss journey since May 2020!
What is your motivation? What inspired you to keep going, even when you wanted to give up?
I suffered from depression and PCOS. My weight was getting out of control due to all of that, and sugar was my best friend. Time and time again, I would start on this weight loss journey and give up. This time was different because I promised myself that this wouldn’t be just another try. Also, making all the small changes actually made me feel good.
How did you change your eating habits?
Sugar was my addiction. Slowly but surely, I cut my sugar intake down to the bare minimum. I still indulge but not as often.
I ate more vegetables, more fruits, and I picked foods that I hadn’t tried. I swapped out white bread for whole-grain bread and whole-grain flat wraps. Now, I eat little to no bread.
I also changed my lifestyle with TLC’s amazing products. I increased my water intake and used Iaso Tea, NRG, Nutraburst (liquid multivitamin), and Resolution Drops (appetite suppressant).
Tell us about your workout routine?
I joined the Heat Challenge, which gave me access to personal trainers at three different fitness levels. I work out five days a week, focusing on chest/abs, legs, and arms/shoulders (alternating the days with the personal trainers assigned). I do Zumba on Saturdays and Yoga on Sundays.
The challenge also has a nutritionist that helped me decipher what foods to eat and what foods to avoid. The program has kept me accountable and encouraged.
What was your starting weight? What is your current weight?
I went from 240 pounds to 203 pounds in a matter of six months.
What is your height?
Is weight loss surgery part of your journey?
Weight loss surgery is not apart of my overall journey.
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned?
I learned that not everyone is going to understand your choice to CHANGE. You have to do it for YOU and keep the commitment long after you aren’t in the mood. Keep yourself encouraged, focus on the positive, and protect your peace of mind.
What advice would you like to share with women who want to lose weight?
You absolutely have to be the change that you want to see. Don’t wait on someone else to approve of your choice to be better and to do better.
We spend so much time taking care of everyone else. By the time we realize that no one is taking care of us, we are burnt out. To be the best version of ourselves, we have to take care of ourselves first, no matter what, or no one benefits!
Our health is our greatest wealth. Without it, we have NOTHING! Take preventative measures now, so you avoid health risks in the future. We owe it to ourselves.