Advice to someone wanting to start their own weight loss journey:
My advice to anyone beginning their weight loss journey is to make sure you are mentally prepared for the challenge. You have to really be ready to focus on you and what it will take to lose the weight. So much of this journey for me was mental. At times my mind was telling me I was hungry, but my will to stay focused would pop up and I would drink more water and spend the time necessary to search for the right healthy foods to keep me on track. I found that by having healthy snacks or protein shakes in my car or purse made it easier. It also helped me to log my daily calorie intake on my smart phone. I began training for ½ Marathons and noticed my pace increase as I began to lose weight. This gave me the determination to train harder and during my 6-month weight lose I successfully completed 4 – ½ Marathons in 4 months. This was huge for me as I had really never been a runner before but felt the need to tone up, and strengthen my body and my heart. Losing the 30 lbs helped me gain more than my figure back, it gave me the confidence to do things I never thought I could ever accomplish. My accomplishment will be to complete “The Goofy” run at Walt Disney World in January 2014. The Goofy is a ½ Marathon on Saturday and a Full Marathon on Sunday. Losing weight has made me a little “Goofy” but I’m loving the NEW ME!
Tell us about your weight loss transition from where you were to where you are now:
The 30lbs loss really transformed my body from a size 10-12 to a size 4. I didn’t want to focus on the number as much as I wanted to get to a size that felt good for me. At 130, and a size 4, I am happy with how I look and feel.
One Body made a difference in my life because…
It gave me the tools to help kick start my journey. They kept me motivated and accountable with the weekly weigh-ins, and they gave me the best advice I ever had…. To make sure and replenish the calories you burn when you workout. I had been dieting for years and working out at the same time but I would only see a minimal weight loss and sometimes a gain. When they told me to keep track of the calories I burned and make sure I replenish them along with my daily allotted calorie intake I actually got to eat more and still lost weight! I think this is one of the biggest mistakes people make. They diet and work out and still try to stay at a low calorie intake but they don’t eat enough so their body goes into starvation mode and hangs onto everything turning it into fat. Once I figures this out I actually started working out more so I could eat more (of the right foods of course) and I lost weight even faster! Wow what a difference this has made in my lifestyle and the experts at One Body helped me find the right formula to lose and keep the weight off!
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