Transformation of the Day: Treasure lost 49 pounds. Her primary motivation was to be a mentally and physically healthy mother for her active children. She completely changed her eating habits and found a fitness routine that works for her.
What was your motivation?
My motivation for weight loss at first was my kids. After I had my second child, I went through terrible postpartum depression. My children would want to play with me, go to the park, and be active like kids, lol. However, I couldn’t keep up with them mentally or physically.
Also, one day my son (he was three years old at the time) asked me why my stomach was so fat. That comment changed my life FOREVER, and from that day to now, I’ve never looked back. I’ve lost 62 pounds, and I’ve changed my life for the better.
How did you change your eating habits?
I completely changed how I ate. I stopped eating junk food, ice cream, and sweets. All the sugary stuff I loved, I cut that out. I stopped drinking juice and soda as well. I also stopped eating processed and fast food. I started to cook more, and I started using Herbalife.
What did your workout routine consist of? How often did you work out?
I would work out seven days a week at home every morning at 5 am before my kids woke up and before I had to go to work. I would do body-weighted workouts, HIIT, or cardio. I did that for about a year, and then I got to a comfortable weight where I felt good enough to join a gym. I now do adult fit group workouts.
What was your starting weight? What is your current weight?
My starting weight was 232 pounds, and my current weight is 183 pounds.
What is your height?
I am 5’6″.
When did you start your journey? How long did your transformation take?
I started my journey in 2019, and I’m still going strong. I am still transforming every day because this is a lifestyle. It’s something you have to do continuously to keep your results. It is not just physical. You evolve mentally and spiritually as well.
Is weight loss surgery part of your journey?
No, and I plan on continuing my journey without any kind of surgery.
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far?
I’ve learned so much about myself on my journey and about how strong I am. I’ve learned how to help other people around me. I’ve also gained so much CONFIDENCE that I love inspiring other women and giving them advice when they need it. I’ve learned ME! I’ve learned to LOVE myself for who I am and everything I have to offer.
What advice would you like to share with women who want to lose weight?
I would tell women to trust the process, take it one day at a time, and never compare their journey to anyone else’s. Losing weight is simple, not easy, but simple. Getting your mind right is the hardest part.
Also, join a community of like-minded people. Surround yourself with people who will help you and who have the same goals.