Toni lost 70 pounds. Fitness was a huge part of her journey. She found success with support from a husband and wife training team. Check out what she shared with us about staying motivated.
My name is Toni and I’m 27 years of age. I’ve been dealing with weight problems for years. I tried every method to lose weight, including lots of different diet plans. Finally, I met the best trainer in Atlanta, Georgia, Bobby the Beast of @beastfactoryfitness. He changed every aspect of my body, but the best thing he could have ever changed was my mindset. I’ve made excuses over and over until I decided I couldn’t live an unhealthy lifestyle anymore.
I have lost 70 pounds by changing my lifestyle and nutrition. I’m 5’1″ tall and my starting weight was 208 pounds. Now, I weigh 138 pounds. The transformation took about 6 months. Today, I’m focused on toning and preparing for CrossFit competitions.
Exercise: I train at the Beast Factory in Atlanta with my trainer. We Cross Train, so with this fitness style we use a variety of exercise methods, such as running, weigh lifting, HIIT training, plyometric drills and yoga. Bobby and his wife (@beauty_the_beast1) also customized my meal plan so that it meets my fitness needs.
My motivation for losing the weight was actually seeing my family members and friends who have health problems from choosing bad habits. There were times that I wanted to give up, but at the place where I train we have a gym full of women who deal with the same problems. I knew that if they could fight through it, I could too. It’s all a mental thing. I changed my mentality and my physical change came next.
If I had to give any advice for women struggling with weight loss I would tell them that you only get one body, so take care of it. We all have things that knock us off track, but you have to have tunnel vision and just do it. Put any self doubt out the window and stand for something. Know your worth and treat your body like a billion dollar investment.