Years ago I set out on the most amazing journey of my life, and lost 80 pounds. Being overweight and living an unhealthy lifestyle most of my life, I committed myself to get healthy and living active. I lost 80 pounds, not by choice but through commitment. After committing to eating right and exercising for over a year, I went from a size 14 to a size 2 and lost 80 pounds.
Looking back, I see my weight loss was a pivotal moment in my life. It transformed me beyond my physical body. It changed my view of the world, taught me that weight does not define your self worth and led me to pursue my ultimate dream goals. I learned to cook healthy recipes, became a food photographer, writer, nutrition practitioner, and group fitness instructor. If it were not for my 80 pound weight loss, you would not see the woman you see today.
More importantly, I discovered who I am and learned to love myself.
After struggling with my food and weight practically my entire life, I feel blessed that I had the opportunity to experience a healthy way of living. It’s made me a better person and I want to share my story to inspire you. Weight loss is truly a cumulation of small lifestyle changes and sticking with them for a long period of time. It’s a lifestyle, not a diet. Here’s how I lost 80 pounds.