What was your motivation? What inspired you to keep going, even when you wanted to give up?
My motivation was my physical and mental health. Being overweight and unhealthy made it difficult to sleep sometimes.
I wanted to be free and live fearlessly, but I couldn’t because of my unhealthy habits, including eating heavy, fatty, and sugary foods and eating late. I was also staying up late and worrying about myself all the time. I had to make a change for my own peace of mind.
How did you change your eating habits?
I began by slowly cutting out the things I could do without, such as soda and bread. I also ate smaller portions. I actually eat breakfast since it was always a struggle for me.
As I started to see improvements, I began to create little meal plans to follow each week. I needed something to follow that was tailored to me and only me. Doing this helped me realize I wanted to create my business, K Total Fitness.
What did your workout routine consist of? How often did you work out?
Believe it or not, I began with the most simple exercise routine… WALKING. Walking is severely underestimated. The pounds just fell off because I wasn’t sitting and eating countless snacks and candy. I was moving my body and gaining alone time with myself.
What was your starting weight? What is your current weight?
My starting weight is 280 pounds, and my current weight is 175 pounds.
What is your height?
My height is 5’10”.
When did you start your journey? How long did your transformation take?
I began my journey many times, as I’m sure many people have done. However, over the last 3 1/2 years, I’ve lost and maintained the weight and have never felt better. All in all, I’d say it took me a little over a year to drop 100 pounds safely.
Is weight loss surgery part of your journey?
No, I’ve never had any type of weight loss surgery or any surgery done on my body.
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far?
I learned to Find My Balance. Yes, I know it is my slogan, but it’s true. Once I learned that I didn’t have to starve myself, work out like a maniac or stop because it’s all too much, I was fine. I took my time, made small changes. I enjoyed my cravings without overindulging in them.
What advice do you have for women who want to lose weight?
DO WHAT WORKS FOR YOU. Many people get stuck on their life journey because they are too busy following the latest trends. Make the changes that work for you best and stick to them. Then go out and find someone doing it their way and encourage them.