My Story: “Every Little Accomplishment Is A Step In The Right Direction”

(Photo credit: @hazeleyed_k on Instagram)

Let’s be real: sometimes when you see those before and after pics of weight loss transformations on social media, it makes you think, is this the real person or not? Maybe it’s two different people because one person couldn’t lose THAT much weight? Or could they?

Well, enter Ashley, the beautiful, young, Juris Doctor who lost over 120 pounds in 8 months from changing her diet, getting with a trainer and saying enough is enough when it comes to fat.  Every week on her social media, she shares some nuggets of how she transformed and how she’s never going back. Here is Ashely’s own words of how she did and motivation for you to do it too.

(Photo credit: @hazeleyed_k on Instagram)

“No pills! No wraps! No surgery! Fitness is a never ending journey with many ups and downs but I wouldn’t trade this lifestyle for anything,” says Ashley. “In 8 months I lost 122lbs and I’m still pushing harder than ever through every workout to transform my body. I still have stretch marks as you can see and I love them! They are a constant reminder of what I used to be! I still have some loose skin and eventually I’ll have to have corrective surgery to get it removed but for now I lift heavy to stay as tight as I can.”

“I eat three times a day and I have two snacks plus a protein shake. I take in about 1200-1400 calories and I make sure everything I eat has a purpose. High protein and low carbs ! Sometimes I’ll cycle in more carbs to keep my energy up. I workout hard for an hour a day. Forty-five mins of lifting and 20 mins of high intensity cardio. I hate every workout because I know it will make me stronger.”

(Photo credit: @hazeleyed_k on Instagram)

“Most importantly never listen to yourself when you get tired. Make sure you go into the gym with a plan and see it through! Never cut your workout short when you get tired! Finish what you said you were going to do!”