Weight Loss Story of the Day: Rachelle lost 136 pounds going from 340 to 204 pounds. She embraced exercise and eating healthy. Now she is an inspiration to those around her who have seen her progress. Here is what she shared with us about her weight loss journey:
My name is Rachelle and I’ve been losing weight for about 7 months now. I started in February. That’s when I began working out hard with a personal trainer (BO) and she was AWESOME. Then I started doing the techniques that she taught me when I could no longer afford her services. I started taking core classes, and spinning classes 3 days a week. I also did lunges, squats, crunches, push ups and other arm exercises to build a little muscle and to tone up my body the best way I knew how.
I started eating healthy. I stopped eating fast food, stopped drinking sodas and I did 3 day liquid fasts once a month. Don’t get me wrong I did treat myself once a month but I’ve learned not to treat myself with food. Instead treat myself to something else. I was at my highest weight, which was about 340 pounds and now I’m at 204 pounds. So, I’ve lost over 100 pounds it feels so good to see that I motivate my family and friends, and how individuals are asking me how to get started. They just don’t know that while I’m motivating them they are motivating me to keep going and to never see that 340 pound girl that I used to be. My advice for others is just to keep going and never give up. It’s hard and you might have your off days but the next day is a brand new day. Just start over and make sure you are doing it for YOU and nobody else.
I’ve also downloaded an app called couch to 5k and that got me running, step by step, and now I don’t want to stop. This has truly been a journey for me and I’m proud of what I have done and keeping this weight off. I’m inspired to help and motivate other individuals to get on the right path so I’m trying to go back to school to study nutrition, get my bachelor’s, and become a dietitian. You guys will see me soon because I’m motivated to travel the world and let my story be heard. I am a living witness that no matter how heavy you are you have to start from somewhere and you CAN do it!!!!!!