My weight loss story is far from special. I don’t share this to brag or to set myself upon a pedestal, but to show that successful weight loss is possible! Not only is it possible, but it is so rewarding!
Determination: The Best Weight Loss Product
I was determined that I would not always be big. Determined that I would be able to swing myself across the monkey bars again. Determined that I would one day be comfortable in my body and proud of how I looked. This determination drove me to work hard, to not give up, and to stick it out to the end. I didn’t spend money on weight loss products, rather I spent sweaty hours changing my lifestyle and feeling the satisfaction that came along with it. Determination drove me to stick to it through the thick and the thin and not be satisfied until I reached my end goal and my healthy weight. Now I am in better shape than I ever have been and I am proud of who I am and how I feel.
Results That Mean Something
18 months. That’s what it took. 1 1/2 years and I was 38 pounds lighter with over 10% less body fat. Sure, the pounds and the sizes are a great measurement, but those are not the results that matter to me. I can swing myself across the monkey bars, run around carrying my 20 pound baby, and wear pants that are 4 sizes smaller. I am happy, healthy, and loving life. These are the results that matter.
How Did I Do It?
I am often asked how I did it. I have no method to tell you, no personal trainer to recommend, and no great diet. I lost weight the right way – with diet and exercise. I controlled my portions, ate from every food group, and sought unprocessed whole grain foods. I made exercise my number one priority each day and incorporated high-intensity interval training and strength training to my weekly workouts. There you have it. Fitness and nutrition were my stepping stones to a much better lifestyle.