Let’s show some Black Women Losing Weight Love to Teresa who has lost 50 pounds. She recently ran her first 5k and is a Black Girls Run member. Here is what she had to say:
Just wanted to share. The pic on the left is 2 1/2 years ago. The pic on the right is me Saturday, April 13 after running my first 5K!!! It’s been a long journey but I’m 50 lbs lighter. It’s been a slow and steady process but I’m going to be able to keep it off this time!!! Thanks for always posting the motivational photos if others progress because it helps me in my journey as well. I always find inspiration in the stories I read!!!
My motivation was my mother. She is very sick with every disease that is common to the black community. I did not want that to be my destiny. When I first started out, I joined a gym and began just walking at least 3 times a week on the treadmill for at least 30 mins. I almost (not completely) eliminated sugars from my diet. Now, I eat a lot more veggies and some fruit. Once the pounds started, dropping I started with a personal trainer who has helped me to reshape my body. And most recently I joined Black Girls Run!!! Never in a million years did I think I would ever like running outside. In fact, I love it and I’ve done my first 5K. I’ve even signed up for a 10K in September.