Transformation of the Day: Shasta lost 105 pounds. Her journey started with a trip to Miami with her husband for their anniversary. She lost weight for the trip with Keto and exercise but she was not done. By doing more research on nutrition and fitness, she figured out what works for her. In February 2021, she got certified as a personal trainer.

Shasta lost 105 pounds

My name is Shasta, and I have been on my journey to weight loss for four years. At my highest weight, I weighed 250 pounds at 5’4 inches in height. Today I weigh 145 pounds. Total, I’ve love 105 pounds lost naturally. 

I’ve always wanted to go to Miami, so in 2017 my husband and I planned a trip for our anniversary. I told my husband I wanted to be fine on South Beach and feel comfortable in my swimming suit. Three months before our trip, I started doing Keto and joined the gym. It was so hard, and I was ashamed that I had gained so much weight. I was embarrassed to work out in front of others, but I didn’t let that stop me. I kept going! I would go to the gym five days a week after work. 

I lost more inches than weight with Keto and exercise. By the time I went to Miami, I had lost 15 pounds. I felt good, but I was upset because my body didn’t look how I wanted it to look. We went to Miami and enjoyed our anniversary. I told myself that when I come back, I will have reached my weight loss goal. 

I kicked off my journey by doing the 10 Day Green Smoothie Cleanse by JJ Smith, and I lost a total of 15 pounds. I also did a lot of research about how to lose weight naturally. I ran across so many stories from people who talked about being in a calorie deficit and counting calories. I was so desperate to lose weight I set my daily calories at 1200 calories a day and continued with my workouts. 

The hardest part of this process was eating right. I changed my eating habits tremendously and super quickly. By doing this, I developed a bad relationship with carbs. I thought carbs make you fat, and I shouldn’t have them. I started to see a change in my body because I was eating 1200 calories a day and doing lots of cardio workouts. I was losing weight and became obsessed with the scale. I would weigh myself in the morning and at night. If I saw a change in the scale, I would get upset with myself. 

As I slowly lost weight, I increased my calories, and I began to eat a little more. I also started jogging outside in the evening, and that’s when I really began to see results. 

I joined a different gym and began lifting weights because I wanted to gain muscle. I grew to love working out and honestly enjoyed it. I found myself still doing extreme workouts to shrink my stomach. I had to realize that I have loose skin, and it’s a part of the journey. I am scheduled to have skin removal surgery on July 26, 2021.

Through this whole journey, I learned that this is not a race. It’s a marathon. I also learned that you can never compare your journey to someone else’s. Everyone’s body is different. Do what works for you. 

On February 2, 2021, I earned my personal training certificate. I want to help other people work towards their health goals and create the body they will love. I am learning along the way and maintaining a healthy weight. 

Instagram: @Shastasjourneytoslim

Shasta lost 105 poundsShasta before and after weight loss

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