Transformation of the Day: Quitley lost 17 pounds. Her story is proof of how exercise can shape the body and make a 15+ pound loss look like much more. She will turn 30 years old at the end of the year and she is determined to look even better than she did in her 20’s. Check out what she did to get results.
Starting weight/Current weight
My starting weight was 198 pounds and my CURRENT weight is 177.8 pounds standing at 5’4″. 15 pounds makes a difference. My goal weight is 165. 100% naturally done.
When did you start your journey?
I started this journey August 2017, however, it was until November 2017 that I started improving my diet. That’s when I began to see the change. So, in total, my transformation has taken a solid 4-5 months. I’m 29 years old and I will be 30 on 12/30. I plan to look better in my 30’s than I did in my 20’s.
What was your motivation? What inspired you to keep going when you felt like giving up?
My motivation was the idea that it would be hard and time consuming to achieve my goal, but it would also be worth it. I’m a procrastinator when it comes to myself, and I wanted to break that cycle.
What inspired me when I wanted to give up was the people watching and supporting me. I felt like I owed it to myself and them to succeed. Not to mention, I wanted to wear those size 6 jeans hanging in my closet…lol.
How did you change your eating habits?
I basically started drinking smoothies for breakfast, proteins and veggies for dinner, and fruit for dessert. I cut out all fried food, processed food and sugar. I also got rid of the bad carbs, like pasta, while keeping sweet potatoes and avocados. I sought out a nutritionist to determine what my body type needed. I also invested in protein shakes and multivitamins. MyFittnessPal is my best friend and BuzzFeed’s 2 week cleanse helped as well.
What does your workout routine look like?
I currently workout 4 days a week and twice a day, at 6 am and 3 pm. I also do Zumba twice a week and Title boxing on Saturdays. Shoutout to @qwilliams26 for being the best trainer in the 614!
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far?
I have learned about self-love and patience. I’ve also developed an appreciation for people who workout. I have gained confidence and strength in the gym and in the outside world. I value my body so much more,
and treat it as a temple… watching what I eat, drink and how much I sleep.
What advice would you share with other people who want to lose weight?
Stay focused! If you mess up, get back up and conquer. Have fun and remember: It’s a journey, not an overnight thing. Rome wasn’t built in a day!
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