Transformation of the Day: Nykki lost 55 pounds. Her motivation came from being sick as a child. She had severe asthma and was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in her teens. Two years ago, she started her weight loss journey. Maintaining a calorie deficit is one of the things she did to get results.
What was your motivation?
My motivation and inspiration came from my childhood/teenage years. I didn’t have the brightest childhood due to being sick. Back then, my mom signed me up with all these trainers and nutritionists, but I didn’t want to make a change for myself.
At the age of 16, I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and reversed it two years later. I’ve also been a severe asthmatic all of my life until during a recent doctor’s visit when I was cleared for moderate asthma.
How long did your transformation take?
In a little over two years, my life has changed. I started my journey in January 2018.
I never want to go back to lying in the hospital bed because I lacked taking care of myself. I am 26 years old now. It wasn’t until I was 24 that I took ownership of my life. You can blame the medication. I know it was me that whole time.
How did I change my eating habits?
Honestly, I just knew what I should and should not. I never really drank soda. Fried foods were already limited in my household. However, I don’t follow a diet because diets don’t work. I started calorie counting and then went to macro counting while focusing on body composition. I still eat everything I used to eat, just in moderation.
What is your workout routine?
I work out 5-6 days a week for about 75-90 minutes doing light HIIT cardio and lifting weights.
What was your starting weight? What is your current weight?
My starting weight was 250 pounds, and I currently weigh 195 pounds.
What is your height?
My height is 5’1″.
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far?
Number one lesson: Love yourself, no matter the size.
What advice would you like to share with people who want to lose weight?
Just start. The best “Diet” there is, is called a caloric deficit, which means to reduce the calories you intake. Find your niche. Maybe it’s not spending 75-90 minutes in the gym. Perhaps you’ve learned about Keto and want to start that plan. Go for it. Find your niche and stick with it!
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