Update Jan 2017 – Honestly, it is amazing what a little bit of belief and a burning desire to NOT stay the same will do. Now, when I invite people to embark on their fitness journey with me, I come from a place where I truly understands the struggle. I understand spending many years thinking it’s not going to get better. I understand thinking, “I’m going to remain big for the rest of my life…I’m just big bone.” Truthfully, I knew I was just lazy, cheap and didn’t want to spend any money or make an investment for myself. I made excuses for why I couldn’t eat healthy, workout and so on. I have tried every diet in the book, every pill, every appetite suppressant and every shot. You name it, I did it. It wasn’t until I realized that the only way to be healthy is by doing the work (eating clean and working out). Yep, no more gimmicks… just doing things the old fashion way. Was it hard? Yes it was. Is it worth it! Absolutely! I finally decided that I was not going to be the same. I took the leap of Faith and invested in myself with a great workout plan. I didn’t give up on me. Thank God! I took a chance. Consistency is key. It’s okay to fall off the wagon, but never quit and never give up on yourself. – @coachfitlida
May 2016 – Transformation of the Day: Shalida lost 60 pounds. After giving birth to her daughter, she was overwhelmed and depressed about the amount of weight she’d gained. She overcame pain, self sabotage and bad eating habits on her fitness journey and now she is helping others do the same. Here is what she shared about how she did it.
When I say the words “fitness journey” that’s what it has truly been for me, a journey. God knows, I’m not at the finish line, but I’m taking it day by day… step by step. After having my baby girl, I felt so overwhelmed when I found out how much I had to lose. The more I thought about it, the more I ate. It was a downward, vicious cycle of self sabotage. After checking with weight loss programs, I found out that I had hyperthyroidism which slowed down my metabolism, so it would be hard to lose weight. Behind that smile was a depressed and hurting women who was very frustrated and almost ready to give up. Thankfully, I heard a voice that said “GET UP”! Stop feeling sorry for yourself and do something! I’m so glad I listened to that voice. Today, I am that voice that says “GET UP” and stop feeling sorry for yourself. I am the voice that says DO SOMETHING about it! Stop procrastinating, putting it off, and saying “next time” or making lame excuses. No, do it today! You are so worth it!
Changing my eating habits was the hardest part of my weight loss journey. I had to take it one day at a time. I began to eat clean and natural, whole foods, but I still had a hard time on the weekends. It wasn’t until I started the 21 Day Fix program that I saw myself doing better with my sweet tooth cravings. I now eat my meals using moderation and portion control.
My workout routines consist of 5-6 days workouts with Bootcamp, Running and Beachbody programs; 21 day Fix Extreme, The Masters Hammer & Chisel and T-25 for just 30 minutes a day.
My starting weight was 215 pounds. My current weight is 155 pounds. I’m 5’1″ tall. My entire transformation took 2 1/2 years. No surgery, all natural.
Shalida recently used Beachbody’s Ultimate Reset program to make even more progress.
On April 4th, 2016, I started my Perfectly Imperfect Journey – A 21 day journey of eating well and getting back on track. I wanted to nip my bad eating and nutrition issues in the bud. Summer is right around the corner and I needed a program that would get me back on track, eliminate the toxins in my body, help me to have a healthy relationship with food and get my waist back. I also wanted with quick results. Honestly, this program has taught me more about myself than I could ever imagine. I’m unstoppable. When I have an amazing challenge group with accountability partners and an amazing coach to help me on the days I feel like giving up, I really can achieve my goals.