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The year of 2012 Border Line Diabetic, High Blood Pressure and sitting at 5’3 at 184lbs —was the MOST unhealthiest I had ever been in my LIFE
 
 7 day cleanse and down 6lbs from it. I went from 3 days of 45 minutes on the elliptical to 6 days a week of doing 1 1/2 hrs of a combination during the week of Turbo Kickboxing, Body Combat, Nike Boot Camp Classes, running 3 times a week  and incorporating weight lifting at least twice a week!  I don’t like diets. So my meals consisted of eating better choices and smaller portions. Was I perfect? Nope, Did I cheat?  Yep! I mean let’s be realistic.  My eating consisted of no pork and I cut back on Salt and Sugar. After a year and a half and before I knew it I went from 184lbs/size 13 to 138lbs and wearing a size 9 by 2014.   My blood pressure is now under control and I am no longer border line diabetic. I am truly blessed!
 I am not where I want to be physically but I’m better and stronger then I was before July 1, 2012. My self-confidence and spirit has lifted tremendously . So I am now 31 years young and on a new journey of lifting more weights and eating more protein to obtain a more toned and fit body.  I am also proud to say that I have recently been certified to be a TurboKick Instructor and now a Team Beach Body Online Coach to assist others with their weight-loss goals! 

All in all if I don’t leave you with nothing else as you read about my journey, I do want to say this; THERE IS NO SECRET TO LOSING WEIGHT, JUST MAKE TIME FOR YOUR HEALTH. I waited until I had bad results at the doctor’s office to make a lifestyle change. Some people don’t get the warning before the end results of sickness or even death.  So make your lifestyle change TODAY!  And don’t forget SLOW progress IS progress.

 

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I know what the bigger picture is and it keeps me from quitting!!!! Knowing how far I have come to quit! Knowing the struggle of wanting to fall back but I refuse to let my self go back! Reaching a max weight of 274 when I was pregnant with my first child! It took me a year and a Couple of months to loose the weight by walking 4 to 5 miles a day cutting back on sugar breads pasta etc…. No unhealthy snacking! And a big cup of WILL POWER!
I have been on my journey for 10 years now and it’s the best thing I have done for myself !

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My weight loss journey started after I had my second son in September 2014. I had gained weight after college with my pregnancies. ( I was an emotional eater… but God has delivered me from that) I was determined to lose weight, and I had made my mind up while I was pregnant that I was going to lose it. I knew that I need to get healthy so that I could be there for my family and model a healthy lifestyle for my children. So a week after I had my son, I started walking. I have lost 55lbs….13 inches in my waist. It has taken me 6 months (but Im not done.) I still have 30 more pounds that I want to lose What I did to lose the weight: I stopped eating out, meal prepped my lunches and snacks and exercised 5 days a week. I also eat 6 well balanced meals a day. Advice: I would say just take it one day at a time…small changes add up. We didn’t gain the weight in one day…so its going to take time to loss, but stick with it. Follow me on instagram @faithfatburing for meal prep idea, emotional eating tips and motivation. My goal is to inspire others as people before me have inspired and encouraged me.

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Should you continue exercising as you age? YES!

You are never too old to start exercising; in fact, exercise only gets more important as you age. Research shows that you stand to gain significant improvements in strength, range of motion, balance, and bone density through exercise. Exercise reduces your risk of about two dozen health conditions, ranging from cancer and heart disease to type 2 diabetes, stroke, and depression! Exercise also is important with keeping you steady on your feet as you get older. You can keep your sense of balance strong and restore what has already been lost.

And according to WebMD , Exercise not only improves more than your physical health but can also boost memory and help prevent dementia. And it can help you maintain your independence and your way of life. If you stay strong and agile as you age, you’ll be more able to keep doing the things you enjoy and less likely to need help.”

So do not question exercising as you age anymore! Throughout life exercise continues to be a great benefit so don’t let a little grey hair keep you out of the gym!

 

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My name is Anyce and I’ve struggled with being obese all my life. Since I can remember, I’ve always been taller and heavier than my classmates and friends. Although I never let it bother me to the point I hated myself, I didn’t participate in the simple things young girls did because of my size. For example, the one thing I always wanted to do was shop with my friends in the mall.  I always had to go separately because “normal” stores didn’t carry my size. Things became worst when I was turned down for a volleyball team in 9th grade, that shattered my world and the pounds started coming.  I didn’t want to play any other sport. As the years passed I gained over 150lbs! Instead of me doing something about it I simply embraced my extra curves and loved me no matter what.

I was an emotional eater and a closet eater. I ate my emotions and didn’t tell people how I felt. I ate the pain away and kept a smile on my face to hide the pain. At some of my lowest times I can remember buying a bucket of chicken from KFC, a 7 piece and almost finishing the whole thing, then going home saying I didn’t eat. Late night runs to Burger King with my brother and cousin who were physically fit both played sports didn’t help. I also loved onion garlic potato chips and could eat a bag a day. So, it’s safe to say nutrition was the last thing on my mind.

In February of 2008 I tried to have the lap band surgery because I just wanted to be “normal” for once but it was unsuccessful because I had an enlarged liver (1st stages to developing NASH) due to eating unhealthy. I began to lose a lot of blood so my surgeon decided to abort and no surgery for me but I wear the scars of that depressing day. Depression started and I became severely obese. By this time, I was about 380 pounds and still NOT ashamed of who I was (or so I thought). I even did Plus Size modeling at my heaviest weight! Certain pictures from different angles I didn’t like because I was so heavy (but now when I look back, I actually like many angles of me).

It wasn’t until 2012 that my life changed and everyday things became a struggle. I noticed I had NO energy, I was always tired but it was more than normal. My menstrual cycle never came on time. I would be happy it didn’t come because when it did I would be so moody and crave sweets all day, I wouldn’t want to be near myself. I would attempt to workout with my good friend but find any excuse not to and go back to bed. October 24th of that year I found out I was pregnant, BUT I was due any day give or take.  No more than 4 WEEKS notice. I gave birth to what I call my angel on earth, a baby girl on November 8th, 2012. Absolutely no birth defects and completely healthy, THANK GOD! That’s when I could confidently say GOD IS REAL! My life completely changed, I was NOW 100% responsible for another human being that could not fend for themselves and they depended on ME.

So January 2013, I sought out professional help from my doctor and he referred me to a nutritionist and I saw her monthly. We tackled my eating.  On May 1, 2014, I weighed in at 421 pounds, my ultimate heaviest. I then went on a supervised drastic diet. I only ate the following food groups for three months; protein, fiber and vegetables! That’s right no fruits or carbohydrates. I also used Body by Vi to help with my weight loss. We wanted drastic results fast as my daughter was getting older and who would be able to run after her and keep her safe if I remained the same tired self?!  I did it cold turkey (well I prepared myself mentally) by any means necessary!!! I can say that I lost 97 lbs in 90 days.

Since then I’ve learned how to deal with emotions, for the most part I don’t eat my emotions. I’ve learned about nutrition and the purpose off all food groups. We need them all in moderation. I workout about 5 days a week.  My workouts consists of calisthenics training, weights and cardio. I’ve learned you need ALL 3 to be successful with transforming. I’ve become more active with friends and I currently can do ANYTHING with my now 1 1/2 year old. The best feeling in the world.

Thanks,

AnyceB
Do the work!!!