Weight Loss Transformation of the Day: Quana lost 68 pounds, going from a size 18 to a size 10. This petite mom wants to live a long, healthy life and found inspiration in stories of young people suffering heart attacks. Cutting out junk food, eating healthier and working out has worked for her. Here is what she shared with us about releasing the pounds…
My motivation was my kids and that I wanted to live a healthy and long life. I was inspired when I would hear about young people dying of heart attacks at a young age. I told myself that I didn’t want to be a statistic.
I went from eating burgers, fries, and pretty much all types of junk food that contain sugar, to eating healthier proteins, such as chicken and fish, as well as lots and lots of green vegetables. In the past, I never worked out, but that changed once I started eating right. I worked out 5 days a week, which I am still doing to this day.
I first just started off by walking on the treadmill for 30 minutes, then I up’d it to an hour. I walked anywhere from a mile to 2 miles and half. I then increased my cardio to the elliptical and running from time to time. A year later, I got a personal trainer and started lifting weights 3 times a week. When I see any type of boot camps, I make sure to sign up to do more outside of the cardio and weight training I’m already doing. The key is to keep moving.
My starting weight was 218 pounds and my current weight is 150 pounds. I am 5 feet tall. I went from wearing a size 18 in pants to a size 10 and from a 3x in shirts to a medium. I am currently setting myself up to lose 10 more pounds. With my support team, I know that I can do it.
I haven’t come this far to quit! I started my transformation in March of 2014. My advice to others is to but your mind to it and remain motivated. You can do it if you put your mind to it!