Transformation of the Day: Quita lost 40+ pounds. She faced a miscarrage and the passing of her great-grandmother this year. Despite pain, anxiety, depression and fertility issues, she has not given up. Check out her story.
When I turned 30, I was tired of my depression, anxiety, struggling to conceive and my overall unhappiness with myself. I started and stopped dieting for years, but until my mindset was in the right place change was not going to come.
2016 is when I started my journey. April 2016 to be exact, which was 2 months after I turned 30 years old. I lost weight and became pregnant naturally in October 2016 after years of infertility treatments.
Unfortunately, I had a miscarriage in January 2017. I became depressed again and slacked off. Now, I’m back at it full force! I’m not ready to give up completely just yet! #infertilitysucks
What inspired me to keep going when I wanted to give up was the fact I really want to have children. I know I need to be as healthy as I possibly can be. I was determined to not let what I experienced in January mentally destroy me or stop my goals.
While being pregnant, I put on 13 pounds from the 40 I lost previously. I knew I needed to get rid of those pounds, plus some. I lost those 13 pounds in no time. Then, this September, I lost my great-grandmother who was my everything. I honestly didn’t think I would still be on this health journey because I was so upset. Did not see how I would get my mindset right again. I really wanted to finally give myself the self-love and self-care I deserve. I deserve to put me first for once.
When I started this journey I completely cut out meat and dairy. I occasionally eat seafood, but that is on special occasions. In terms of exercising, Cardio was life for me. Now, I am incorporating weight lifting and hoping to tone up more.
Today, I am down 40+ pounds and have stopped weighing myself because the scale would frustrate me. Many times, I wanted to chuck it out of the window. In order for me to not become discouraged, I rely heavily on pictures and the fact I have to buy new clothes (because my old ones are starting to fall off).
The biggest lesson I have learned so far is that life can be cruel and throw many obstacles your way, but it is up to you to keep fighting. I lost two people I loved dearly (even though one I had not met yet) and could have easily climbed into my hole of depression… And I did. I won’t lie, but I did not stay in that hole forever. At the end of the day, no one can walk this journey for you!
Anyone interested in following my road to regain self confidence, success and happiness is welcome to follow along on my website: www.betterwayofthinking.com