Tessy lost 22kg/49 pounds. She experienced weight gain while grieving loved ones and dealing with knee issues. Praying, becoming more mindful of her eating habits, and working out are all part of her new healthy lifestyle.
When did you start your journey?
My recent weight loss struggle started after childbirth. Then my journey escalated after the loss of loved ones. I have gone through the process of losing and gaining weight, especially while grieving my loved ones.
The weight started affecting my knee. After an accident, I increased my resolve to lose weight and become healthier.
I began my quest for #Ahealthynewyou. I want to use my struggle to help others, especially women. I want to encourage them to embrace a healthy regimen and lifestyle.
How did you change your eating habits?
I started by reducing my food intake. I became more mindful of what time I ate, and I incorporated more vegetables and fruits into my diet.
What was your starting weight? What is your current weight?
My starting weight in 2019 was 127kg/280 pounds. I currently weigh 105kg/231 pounds.
What is your workout routine?
Due to the issues with my knees, I walk for 30-45 minutes or more. I’m careful not to put much strain on the knees. I do some cardio, boxing, and strength training four to five times a week.
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned?
I learned about the need to make ourselves a priority. Consistency is important even if your progress might be slow.
Ultimately, praying for God to strengthen me through the process of becoming a healthy new me is the key factor.
What advice would you like to share with women who want to lose weight?
First, love yourself enough to make your healthy lifestyle about You. Self-love is more about progress, not perfection.
Motherhood and the stressful situations that we women go through could be a justified reason for weight gain. However, it is not an excuse to allow an unhealthy lifestyle to become the norm because the future consequences (dealing with ailments due to weight gain) are more disastrous.