I can’t help myself but to admire two of my friends journey in losing weight. I have seen them at their biggest and at their new healthier transformation. I’m sharing their story to motivate myself and inspire others as well. I have asked them to share their story, struggles and motivations in achieving their goal to a healthier lifestyle.
First one I would like to introduce to you is my friend Rose. She is good at cooking so she definitely loves food. She used to be a size uk 12/14 and 70kilos. 3 months ago, she decided that she needed to make a change with her eating habits. According to her, she used to eat junk food, fatty food, and always go for McDonald’s and KFC whenever she could. She would also eat her children’s left over as she felt bad that food was being wasted.
She said that it was a struggle to start with, her motivation was to look at her photos of when she was big, she said that she felt fat and very unhealthy.
She changed her diet and cut down on all junk food such as crisp, chocolates, coke, cake, fatty foods and she just throws away any leftover food. She also start counting her calories and only eats up to 2000 calories per day.
Her breakfast is coffee and cereal bar, snack would be fruit. Main meal is skinless chicken breast either grilled or steam fish and vegetable. She doesn’t eat fried foods anymore only steamed and grilled. She also gave up rice and she said that she has a strict rules. She can’t eat anything after 6pm and she said that she is fine with it. She also started exercising either going to the gym or exercise at home through YouTube. Within 3 months of changing her lifestyle, she has quickly lost weight.
I was surprised when I saw her for a catch up as she really slimmed down. She definitely much happier now and she feels much healthier too.
I asked her what made her start dieting and exercising. She said that it’s her pictures that really got to her. Looking at her photos she feel like she neglected herself. She said that she never thought she could do it. Everytime she is tempted she always think that it will make her fat again if she lost control. She’s now maintaining herself and living a healthier lifestyle.
Next is my friend Ana. They own a pub so it’s really easy to just eat anything she wants since they have a chef. I have met her when she was a size 12/14 as she came and buy clothes from me whenever I have a clear out. When she was trying clothes on they are tight on her, I think that’s when she decided to make a change.
She said that her weight is becoming out of control. She started going to the gym and bought fitness equipment to use at home as well. She really got into fitness, it’s her dream to be a fitness instructor one day. She told me that she really researched healthy food and exercise. She said that it’s all down to what we’re eating which makes us unhealthy. But also activity, we need to burn fat and calories by exercising or being active.
Dieting doesn’t mean starving yourself, according to her you should not miss a meal. She started having breakfast ,for example porridge, then lunch would be grilled or steamed meat/fish plus vegetable. She also stop drinking coffee and coke and switched to just water. She is now around Size uk 6/8 and has achieved a very slim yet well toned body figure.
She said that she doesn’t deny herself treats because she exercises everyday, which means whatever she eats she will burn it off. She also said that your metabolism works properly if you don’t miss a meal.
Honestly I’m considering a change to my lifestyle as well, I don’t have discipline when it comes to food. I just eat anything i want from junk food to sweets and takeaways. I also don’t exercise because I’m far too busy with everything. My exercising is doing household chores and running errands plus I’m working which involves physical activity. I’m just lucky to have a fast metabolism though it’s not an excuse. My diet is very unhealthy which makes me feel guilty. I also need to stretch myself as my body aches very easily and I want to improve my body posture.
You probably think I’m fine but the picture doesn’t do justice, I’m just good at hiding my belly or imperfections. I’m inspired by my friends stories and seeing them achieve their goals makes me feel motivated. If they can do it then I’m sure I can too. It’s not that I want to be slim like a model but I want to be healthier and to tone my body and have more energy. I get tired easily and stressed. I do really need a healthy transformation.
So, what do you say? Are you inspired or motivated? Or do you have a healthy transformation story too? Please feel free to share with us and let’s make the world a better place, to inspire each other to live a healthy lifestyle.