I started my journey almost two years ago. I awoke one morning tired of struggling to get up, tired of my body hurting, and tired of feeling like I didn’t sleep! I had a doctor’s appointment that morning and the scale showed that I weighed 300 pounds! I cried! I had to get it together! I have a daughter who needs me and she needs me at my best!
After researching some things I can do to get my weight loss started, I picked the JJ Smith smoothie cleanse. It is a 10-day plan of just smoothies and on that alone I lost 20 pounds. I started walking a couple of miles in my neighborhood also. After the cleanse, I knew I couldn’t stop. I had to keep it going. I joined a gym with small group classes and changed my bad eating habits. I remember my very first class and like most bigger people I was embarrassed, but I did it. I kept going and watched my body change.
In July 2019, I took my very first spin class at RevFit and it is all history from there! I was hooked! Yes it was horrible, but I did it and kept attending class! By July 2020 I had lost 70 pounds on my own, but I needed to step up my game, so I joined bootcamp with Apphia and Crystal. GAME CHANGER!
These women have turned on my beastmode! I look forward to my workouts and getting my butt kicked! I know now how to eat properly and eat for fuel, not just because. I never thought I would enjoy running! I get asked why I run races? What do you get out of it? My answer, “sis coming from 300 pounds you do not run for anything!” I have to prove to my old self that we can and will do it.
My total weight loss is 159 pounds, I would have never thought in my adult life I would weigh 141 pounds. I am so proud of myself and I feel I must encourage others that they can do it! It is hard absolutely but set small goals and focus on your best project…..YOU!