Transformation of the Day: Vee has gone from a size XXL shirt to a Large in 9 months with a plant based diet, patience and lots of exercise. She doesn’t use the scale to track her progress, but what’s important is that she knows that she feels awesome due to her new lifestyle.
I’ve worked hard for 9 months. I follow a strict plant based diet, only consume water and hit the gym 4 times a week. I don’t know what weight I was when I started back in September 2017, nor am I sure how many pounds I’ve lost thus far. I could care less about what the scale says anyway, because my body looks and feels amazing! I started in a size XXL shirt and now I’m in a Large… with some space.
What was your motivaiton? What inpsired you to keep going when you wanted to give up?
My motivation was getting my life back. I’ve gone up and down with my weight since high school. I wanted to finally be fit and healthy going into my adulthood/before hitting 30 years old.
Looking at old photos of myself and looking at other people’s weight loss stories keep me going.
How did you change your eating habits?
Before I went plant based, I did lots of research and joined a number of related groups on social media. When I transitioned to a plant based diet, I did it cold turkey. On a sunday, I ate all junk food and then, on monday, it was nothing but fruit and veggies. I haven’t looked back since I started in September.
What did your workout routine look like?
I’ve been hitting the gym 4 times a week since January 2018 for at least 2.5 hours each session. I do 45 minutes of cardio with weight training 3 times a week, and I do 60 minutes of cardio 1 day a week.
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far?
My biggest lessons since beginning my journey have been about patience and meal prepping. Another thing that works best for me is that I never go on the scale. I have no idea what I weigh now and I’m okay with that because I see the results. No need to see a number yet.
What advice would you share with other people who want to lose weight?
The best advice I can give is do your own research and find a healthy eating plan that works for you. Also, keep your old clothes so that you can really compare and feel the difference.