Transformation of the Day: Tanisha lost 65 pounds. Watching the people around her get sicker as they aged inspired her to become a healthy example. She cleaned up her eating habits, worked out regularly and celebrated every 5 pounds lost. Check out her transformation journey.
What was your motivation? What inspired you when you wanted to give up?
I think my biggest motivation was watching those around me getting sicker as they got older. I watched as family members struggled with things like diabetes, and I came to the realization that I didn’t want that to be me. I want to be a healthy example for those around me and not miss out on what life has to offer because I wind up with a disease or illness.
How did you change your eating habits?
I think my biggest habit change was in how much fast food I was eating. I reduced my junk food intake and switched to eating more well rounded meals. I reduced my carb intake and upped the amount of fresh fruit, fresh veggies and lean protein I was eating.
What did your workout routine look like?
Working out wasn’t part of my routine in the beginning. However, as I lost weight I added in various workouts. Two to three times a week, I’d go for a long, fast paced walk (usually for a minimum of 45 minutes each time). Another 2 days a week I would focus on building muscle. I use Fitness Blender videos on YouTube a lot to mix up my workouts!
What was your starting weight? What is your current weight?
My starting weight was 204 pounds and my current weight is 139 pounds. (and still losing!) My height is 5 feet tall.
When did you start your journey? How long did your transformation take?
I started in January 2017 for my New Years resolution. My transformation tookk a year and a half.
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned?
I’ve learned to not get easily discouraged. Many efforts I started in the past fell through because I would second guess myself and cave in.
What advice do you have for other people who want to lose weight?
Persistence pays off. Celebrate every little victory. I celebrated every 5 pounds.