Transformation of the Day: Zina lost 37 pounds. She’s been on her weight loss journey since 2012 and lost 114lbs by 2016. After a car accident, she experienced weight gain. She wrote in to share how she took action to shed those pounds. Check out her story.
When did you start your journey? How long did your transformation take?
I started my journey back in 2013 and lost weight. Then, I got into a car accident in 2017 and gained 35 pounds. I was able to lose that 35lbs in 2 months doing an online weight loss challenge called the H.E.A.T. Challenge.
What was your motivation? What inspired you to keep going, even when you wanted to give up?
In the beginning, when I started my very first journey, one of my friends inspired me to change. I was also motivated by my doctor saying no to weight loss surgery. After my car accident in 2017, my motivation came from wanting to get back to the person I was before the accident.
How did you change your eating habits?
I followed an intermittent fasting meal plan through the H.E.A.T. Challenge with no cheat meals, except when I got sick for 2 weeks. When I was ill, I substituted my meals with soup and went by the serving size on the can.
What did your workout routine consist of?
I worked out 2 times a day, 5 days a week. I did fasted cardio in the morning and a gym workout in the evening.
What was your starting weight? What is your current weight?
When I started the online challenge, I weighed 220 pounds and my current weight is 183 pounds.
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What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned?
I thought that I would never experience something that would set me back and cause me to gain weight again, but it happened.
What advice do you have for others who want to lose weight?
Your mental state has to be right first and foremost because it’s not easy. You have to stay away from people who aren’t gonna be positive and motivating. You have to remember that you are doing this for a better you and better health. If people don’t agree with that, then you need to distance yourself from them.
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