This year I decided I wouldn’t pass up any opportunities&pursue anything I desired, no matter how much anxiety it gives me or how uncomfortable I become. Because #comfortzones will never allow anyone to progress. Let me tell you, during this process of taking risk I’ve experienced a lot of failure just 23 days into 2018. Lol And being told NO has gotten to me more than I wanted it to. But I have heard good news too. 😊Either way I am accepting all of it today. New Day. More Opportunity. GET UNCOMFORTABLE! ▪ ▪ ▪ Side note: Lifting weights have been paying off & it feels sooo good to never dread a workout like I did in my before pic.💪💪 Shout out to @bowflex for giving me the best 14 mins of hell workouts at the start of my journey. lol Results dont lie! Consistency is key! Just keep going! #transformationtuesday #lafitness #dfw #dallas #dallasblogger #fitness #bowflex #bowflexmaxtrainer #sweatcoin #lifting
Update Sept 2017: Naubby lost 53 more pounds for a total of 122 pounds gone. We asked her to share how she’s kept the weight off and continued to get results.
Staring weight: 365 pounds
Current weight: 243 pounds
How have you maintained your success?
I’ve changed the way I think. I truly believe that I can achieve my goals if I put the effort in. I set new goals for myself every month. Whether it’s a goal weight, inches to lose, etc. Also, I stopped comparing myself to me at my heaviest. Instead, I compare myself to more recent points on my transformation journey. To make sure I’m reaching my goals, I take lots of pictures.
What has worked for you in terms of eating habits and exercise?
Counting calories before eating each meal and eating healthy, properly portioned meals works for me. I try not to eat after 8pm and I work out 4-5 days a week. I do at least 30-45 mins of cardio, along with a few core workouts and weight lifting.
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned?
I am my own motivation. Every time I over eat, skip a workout or binge eat sweets, I see the negative results and it teaches me a lesson. I stay encouraged going through life’s ups and down because I know that I’m in control. My body will do exactly what I allow it to do.
At this point, would you offer any new or different advice to people who want to lose weight?
1) Control your mind. Weight loss is a mind game.
2) There will never be a good time to start. In fact, I recommend starting at a challenging time in your life. No matter what resposibilties we have, life is happening all around us and time waits for no one.
3) Put yourself first. I’ve learned that I will never be happy unless I am the best version of me.
Transformation of the Day: Naubby lost 70 pounds. She was tired of feeling that low feeling that comes with giving up on something you really want. Since Summer 2016, she’s been working hard to change her lifestyle and release the weight. Check out how she took action.
I was feeling really low this morning until I looked back on my journey. I’m feeling motivated again, so I’ve decided to share my story for anyone is feeling like me today.
What was your motivation?
The feeling that I felt after giving up so many times keeps me going. I’ve never feel more low in my life than when I give up on something. I’ve been trying to reach my weight loss goal since 2010. My inspiration is seeing other people’s transformations and thinking about a life with no limitations for once. It’s ridiculous how hard we are on ourselves when we’re overweight. It’s as if we can’t fulfill any other goal or achieve anything else being overweight. I don’t think I will ever be truly happy until I finally accomplish this goal first.
How did you change your eating habits?
I counted calories and added more protein, veggies and fruit. I only drink 0-5 calorie drinks. I cut out high calorie food that left my stomach empty. I also stopped snacking when I really wanted a meal. When I’m craving something sweet..I eat it. If I want a beer or bloody mary…I drink it. Balance is Key.
What did your workout routines look like? How often did you workout?
I work out 5-6 days a week for about 35-60 minutes. I do cardio on the elliptical and stair master.
Starting Weight/Current Weight
My starting weight was 365 pounds. My current weight is 295 pounds. My height is 5’4″.
How long did your transformation take?
I started in June 2016, so it’s been 6 months so far.
What advice do you have for others who want to lose weight?
Keep going. When you give into temptation, miss a few workouts, don’t see results or feel left behind, Go harder. Set new goals and keep going! Also, take before pics… even when you hate doing it!
BWLW, Thanks for keeping me motivated with your transformations!