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Transformation of the Day: Wadeana lost over 65 pounds. She had enough of feeling self conscious, miserable and depressed. This mom of 3 wanted to be a living example of happiness and health for her family and loved ones. She figured out what worked, did the work and now she’s in love with fitness and feeling good. Check out her story.
7 years ago, I decided that enough was enough! I was standing 5’8″ tall, with my weight topping 232 pounds. I was miserable being overweight and unhealthy. I was self conscious and had 3 babies whom I wanted to prepare the best life for. I was depressed and became a recluse! In the midst of that pain, I’d finally grew tired of being tired! I threw my hands up, took a good look at myself and said, “It’s time to change.”
I incorporated my family’s new mantra “Fight Fearlessly with Faith” and commanded myself to pick my type of hard! Live a hard unhealthy life that’s tarnished by depression, self consciousness, lack of commitment and defeat or try someone new. New kind of hard! Living a full life that is physically/mentally pain free and happy (because it’s a researched fact that healthy people are happier). A life where I am energized, aspiring, and championed!
I learned to make healthier/better choices until those choices became a habits. I took it one day at a time. In fitness, I began walking 2-3 times a week. Nutrition wise, I figured out how to make small changes here and there that would aid in making better/healthier food choices.
I loved potatoes, rice, bread… I loved all those unhealthy carbs! Instead of saying, “No, I’m not going to have this or that anymore.”, I altered the types of foods I ate. I started consuming brown rice and sweet potatoes instead of white potatoes. I had whole-grain, whole-wheat pasta instead of the regular processed pastas.
I don’t believe in depriving myself so I’m not saying that I don’t ever eat foods that aren’t the best for me. However, I’m always eating MORE green leafy vegetables, whole-grains and lean meats to help me feel full and energized. Currently, I’ve lowered my carb intake. I eat lots of protein, vegetables and fruit. If I’m craving something, I have it. It lessens my likelihood of binging and feeling like I’m on a diet. Learning to balance is crucial in maintaining a healthy lifestyle!
Fitness is my passion. I publicized my journey in an effort to help women who often doubt themselves and who aren’t recognizing their strength and power. Our inner most resilience! I’m a real-life example that this can be done! I’m not “perfect” and I don’t have perfect days. Rather, I’m a continuous work in progress since MY fitness is for MY LIFETIME!
I began walking. I was walking a little bit further each week, trying to walk a little bit faster each week and trying a bit longer each week! Every week I challenged myself to outdo something about myself from the previous week or month. I now regularly run, lift weights, and I am actually an ACE certified group fitness instructor!
How I stay motivated
I believe in me! I create personal challenges for myself! I’m often asking myself; why not me? I trusted in my Why. My Why was to establish good health. I wanted to be THE example of healthy living for my loved ones, while acknowledging that life actually happens when you LIVE! Many say and I’ve read many times that you “only live once”. The fact is rather that you DIE once but LIVE everyday! So, live it to its fullest and in the best shape of your life.
I’m so passionate about living healthy, living fit, and living LIFE!! I’ve lost a bit over 65 pounds! However, I do not live by the scale and have not weighed myself since December 2014. Last time I checked, I weighed 163 pounds! I maintain and track my progress by the way my clothing fits and by taking lots of pictures.