Transformation of the Day: Nzingha lost 69 pounds. Her wakeup call came when she was diagnosed as borderline diabetic. After losing her father to diabetes, she did not want to face the same health issues. She transformed her life with healthy eating and exercise. Now, she’s a vegan. Check out what she shared with us…
Hello my name is Nzingha Sankofa. I am vegan and fitness/health lover. Three years ago, my weight was 214 pounds and today my weight is 145 pounds. I am 5’5″ tall. I have been transforming for 3 years. I changed my lifestyle and added exercise to it along with healthy eating habits. I made this change because I went to the doctor for my annual check up and she said I was boarderline diabetic. My father died from diabetes, and I was not about to let the same happen to me.
I starting reading books on ways to counter act diabetes and what foods are good and bad. I also got books that have stretched my mind, because ultimately it was mind over matter that changed my life. I focused on my body. I saw what food helped me have energy and what food caused my body pain. I took small steps in changing my eating habits and exercising. My sibling supported me and workout with me. They are also vegans, so they helped me transition to a vegan.
I changed my eating habits by first cutting out soda and juices. Then, I stopped eating after 7 pm. I took the time to observe my body and how the changes were working. I decided to stop eating meat and dairy and I became a vegan. Now I mainly eat whole foods, greens, fruit and vegetables. I also started working out everyday for a minimum of 30 minutes. I did circuit workouts, strength training, cardio and abs.
My advice to other women: Learn your body. Figure out what works for it and what doesn’t work for it. Always believe in yourself and know that you are in control of your results. Feed your self positive thoughts and feed your body foods that are good for it, not what the media tells you is good.
I am proud of myself and I wanted to share my story with all my sisters that are in the struggle and who continue to struggle for a better health, like me. Know that you have the power to create your reality and that you are doing it!