Weight Loss Success Story of the Day: Tsitsi lost 78 pounds. This mom was tired of health issues, tight clothes and not having the energy to play with her boys. She decided to embrace regular exercise and eat food straight from mother nature to reach her health and weight loss goals. Here is what she shared with us about her journey…
My clothes could not fit. I was always tired and cranky! Doctors visits where increasing because I had breathing problems, insomnia, anemia, migraines and more. That was enough! I had to do something. I also wanted to have the energy to keep up with my young boys.
I started my journey by walking 2-3 miles everyday. I was huffing and puffing, but I kept at it by increasing my pace and distance. Before I knew it I was power walking and jogging 10km/6 miles a day! I felt lighter, slept longer and my skin improved. After 3 months, I introduced home workout DVDs. Taebo, Jillian Michaels and Tiffany Rothe were my favorites.
My Starting weight was 227 lbs and I was down to 176 lbs, I changed my eating habits as I had hit a plateau. Smoothies in the morning with super foods like chia, flax seeds and baobab powder. I had brown rice with veggies and a protein for lunch. Dinner was salad, soups and more protein. I drank herbal tea and water for beverages and quit driving up to Burger King for a vanilla tall milkshake and fries. I developed a deep understanding that you are what you eat, now I eat food straight from Mother Nature. Beans, Chickpeas, Salmon, Avocado, Lentils Oatmeal, Salads and Fruits are my favorites.
Eventually, over the course of 22 months, I lost 78 lbs. I’m currently 149 pounds at 5’6″ tall. It’s been 2 years of maintaining my weight loss. Now, I wake up with so much energy. Currenly I’m doing Insanity workouts, running and cycling 3 or 4 times a week. To stay motivated I join community races like the Turkey Trot for Thanksgiving. I also attend gym classes and have joined Fitness Groups online. I post my progress for the day, recipes and inspire others on my Instagram @Tsitsi904