Update May 2016: She’s had some ups and downs, but she hasn’t given up. Check out Shannon’s updates and read all about her journey.
Starting weight: 219 pounds
Current weight :187 pounds
I’m still going strong and working out 4 times a week. One day a week, I with a personal trainer. I take kickboxing classes and I’ve continued to do high intensity interval training. Healthy eating is still a major part of my routine. I prep my lunches in advance and I’ve learned that planning out my meals helps me out a great deal. Drinking lots of water is still an important part of my journey. I have had some off days along the way, but consistency is Key.
Update July 2014: Shannon has lost a total of 40 pounds. “I have an update. I’ve lost another 15 pounds and tons of inches. I have been weight training and doing high intensity training (HIIT) with a small group. I’m also drinking a gallon water a day.”
May 2014: Weight Loss Story of the Day: Shannon lost 25 pounds. She started her journey in January, determined to lose weight in the new year. She is well on her way and wants to share her progress so far.
“My name is Shannon Keys I began my weigh loss journey in January of 2014. I wanted to make a serious change during the new year. I have two children and I wanted to be a healthy example for them. I weighed in at 219 pounds in January and have lost 25 pounds so far. I’m currently at 194 pounds. I’m just getting started, but I’m proud of my success. I drink water, water… and more water. I’m also eating a lot of fresh veggies, chicken breast and fish. I prep and plan out my meals. If I wanted a treat, I would treat myself.
I began by doing cardio and weight training 5 times a week. I did circuit interval workouts. For example, I do one minute of jumping jacks, one minute of burpees, followed by squats and weight training. I use workouts I’ve found via the OnDemand fitness channel on Comcast. I also did Jillian Michaels’ Thirty Day Shred and Shaun T.’s Rockin Body program. Each week, I would plan out my workouts and they were different each week.
My advice to others is that each day is a new day to reach your goals. Remember that, even if you have a bad day. My other tip is that you should drink tons of water! Understand that the results will come if you just keep your goals in mind.
If you have a support system, I suggest that you use it. My husband helped me focus and took on my responsibilities with our kids while I worked out. He also changed his eating habits along with me. Today, I’m focused and ready to lose 25 more pounds. Following the BWLW page on Facebook has been a inspiration for me. I will keep you updated. Thanks for wanting to share my journey.”