Transformation of the Day: Sharae lost 64 pounds. This young lady’s wakeup call came when her doctor told her that she was on her way to developing hypertension. By eating more whole food than junk food and working out 5 days a week, she released the weight in less than a year. Check out her story.
My name is Sharae and I am 20 years old. I’ve lost 64 pounds, going from 225 pounds to 161 pounds. (height: 5 feet tall) I began losing weight back in June of 2017 when I went to the doctor and she told me that I was on my to having hypertension! That’s when I decided for myself that I no longer wanted to be overweight, even though I had been overweight for almost my entire life. I have implemented a consistent workout routine, including cardio and weight training, and I eat more whole foods and less junk food.
What inspired you to keep going?
What kept me motivated was honestly the feeling of being healthy. I began to sleep better. I was never exhausted. I could run for a while without getting tired. My eczema cleared up and my skin was glowing. Seeing myself change in the mirror also kept me motivated.
Tell us more about how you changed your eating habits?
I really did not cut out anything completely besides pop. I would just limit the amount of sugary and high-glycemic index foods I ate, like white bread and pastries. Now, I regularly eat the recommended amount of vegetables and fruits each day. I eat a variety of protein sources, like turkey, chicken, beef, salmon, shrimp, etc.
What does your workout routine look like?
I usually workout 5 times a week with more of a focus on strength training and a little bit of HIIT
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far?
The biggest lesson I’ve learned is that nobody is perfect. I’ve also learned that it matters a lot more what you do most of the time rather than constantly trying to be perfect
What advice do you have for other women who want to lose weight?
The advice I have for other women is simply to just start! That’s the hardest part. You don’t have to be perfect it at. Just start and stay consistent, because that is what is going to make the biggest difference