Get Fittory: How I Lost 105 Pounds!

 

I am a 32-year-old wife and mother of two beautiful kids ages 10 and 8. When I was 26 years old, my doctor diagnosed me with High Blood Pressure and prescribed me medications to help lower my blood pressure. My highest weight was 266 pounds, as of today, I have lost 105 pounds! The process was not easy, it took me over a year to achieve this goal of mines but with hard work and dedication, I was able to do it. I started by changing my eating habits and educating myself on nutrition (Nutrition is the Key to having a successful weight loss transformation).

I learned how to switch out the foods that were not good for me, doing away with junk food, and sugary drinks. My workout routine consists of training at least four times a week both cardio and weight training. I found a passion for running and have run many 5ks, half marathons, and my first full marathon last year (26.2 miles!). Weightlifting has definitely helped changed my body as well, which is why I encourage everyone to lift weights. For some reason, there is a stigma that if you are female, and you lift weights you will get bulky! That is not true and in fact, you should absolutely add it to your routine.

The hardest part about my transformation was learning how to find balance, being that I work fulltime, mommy responsibilities, and having a family. I admit it is not easy but if you can find balance and create a schedule for yourself that fits your life it will work out. In July 2017, I did something I have wanted to do for