Update: Laura has lost 212 pounds.
Today has been ruff😞 at times we can be our biggest critic. Losing weight is very mental to me it’s more mental then physical. You have to learn to love your journey and to never compare your journey to anyone else’s! You have learn how to enjoy the process and trust it. Every day is another lesson learned. I have gained so much strength not only physical but mentally as well and I’m taking my journey one day at a time ! I’m at 195 currently goal is 180 15 more lbs to go along with building more muscle. My journey will be life long because i have applied fitness and health to my life! And I’m ok with that 🔑
My story was featured in March 2017. Aug 1st. 2017 was the one year of my journey. I’m now down 191 pounds. That’s almost 200lbs in less then a year.
How have you maintained your weight loss?
I have continued my transformation by continuing on my personalized meal plan and personalized workout regimen from my trainer Obona Moren owner of Body By Obona . What has worked for me is eating every 2-3 hours a day and eliminating salt and sugar from my diet. No junk food and no cheat days.
I go to the gym daily. No days off has been my mindset. I do 35 minutes of high intensity cardio and 45 minutes of weight training, followed by a 15 minute cool down. I have limited loose skin because I do more weight training than cardio.
Of the lessons have you learned on this journey, what stands out the most?
I have learned to never ever give up on YOU. The journey is amazing once you accept it as yours. Claim your victory. Never doubt yourself and push become your biggest cheerleader. Surround yourself with positive, inspirational people who know your goal and believe in you. Get rid of anything toxic in your life. The key is to take one day at a time and to give 110%.
At this point, would you offer any new or different advice to women who want to lose weight?
My advice to all my beautiful women is that procrastination doesn’t get results, trying does and hat’s all it takes.