Transformation of the Day: Nina lost 33 pounds with diet and exercise. Diabetes and high blood pressure could not stop her. She is determined to be healthy so she can care for her daughter.
What was your motivation?
I had diabetes and high blood pressure. Then, in March 2020, I was extremely sick with the Coronavirus. Once I got well, I knew I had to do whatever I could to become healthy so I can properly care for my daughter.
What inspired you to keep going, even when you wanted to give up?
I knew I couldn’t give up because of my daughter. As I made changes, I was sleeping better, I didn’t feel sluggish, my skin looked better, and I looked better.
How did you change your eating habits?
I started eating healthier by cutting out eating pork, fried foods, and fast food. I also cut back on potatoes, pasta, bread, and all snacks.
I began drinking at minimum a gallon of water per day and eating fruits and fresh vegetables. I used my air fryer often.
What did your workout routine consist of?
My workout routine consisted of waking up at 4:45 am every morning and walking for a minimum of 2 miles per day (for one hour).
What was your starting weight? What is your current weight?
My starting weight was 232 pounds, and my current weight is 199 pounds.
What is your height?
My height is 5’7″.
When did you start your journey? How long did your transformation take?
I started my journey in April 2020. It took five months. I’m still exercising and working toward my goals.
Is weight loss surgery part of your journey?
I did not have any surgeries: just hard work and dedication.
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far?
I’ve learned that a little will go a long way. It’s not about how long I exercise. It’s about doing something every day.
What advice do you have for women who want to lose weight?
Figure out what you are trying to achieve. Make a plan and start exercising with a level of intensity that you are comfortable with. If you get winded, take a short break and keep going. Don’t Quit! Don’t Give Up!