Today’s featured weight loss success story: Tonya lost over 100 pounds. She gives God all the glory for her transformation and uses Phil 4:13 as a life scripture. She did it with exercise, learning to eat right (clean eating) and going vegan. and Here is what she shared with us:
I started my weight loss journey in 2011. I looked in the mirror and I truly did not like what was staring back at me. With prayer and God’s help my weight loss journey began. The first year of my journey I was going to a nutritionist so I could learn how to eat again. I also started working out to Leslie Sansone’s walking DVDS, Taebo, Kettlebells, Shaun T, Weights & the list goes on. I never thought that I would ever be able to get on the floor and do Pilates but a girl can and I am becoming flexible. It still amazes that I actually love to workout.
I began eating more fruits, vegetables & healthy snacks, eliminated sodas and I rarely eat sweets, twice a year if that. The key to losing weight is eating clean and working out, please Do Not Fall for the FAD (my acronym for FAD is False And Deceiving) diets. They only last for a short period of time. After trying fads you will end up getting frustrated and start eating unhealthy again. Prayer, working out and making small changes every day are some of the key ingredients to losing weight.
Over the past 6 months, I have eliminated meat all together and I am working on being a Vegan (please pray for a sista). Today, almost 3 years later I have loss over 100 pounds and I am still going strong. My goal is to be at 150 pounds by July 15, 2014. My life scripture, is Philippians 4:13 “I Can Do All Things through Christ who strengthens me”. When I want to throw in the towel and people are being negative because God has given me the wisdom to change my life, I repeat this scripture.
I just want everyone who reads my weight loss journey to know without Christ I can do nothing. When it gets really tough just say this prayer. “God give me the strength, stamina and endurance to go on even when I don’t feel like going on in this weight loss journey”. Together we can do this! Let’s keep encouraging one another.