Sunni Ewing Winning

Sunni Ewing WinningAs a mother or wife, women put everything first before their health. Whether its children, marriage or career we usually invest in ourselves last. As we get older our bodies go through huge changes. Metabolism slows down, our waistline adds a few inches and gravity becomes our everyday nemesis. We want to exercise but find it hard to find the mindset and consistency. However the longer you wait, the more work you have to do.

 

One tip to remember is that where there is consistency there are results. So with our busy schedules, we have to find time for our healthy lifestyle. We only have one body, so we must take care of it physically and nutritionally. As a personal trainer, I always tell my clients: Your diet and training must be in line with your goals.

 

Depending on what look we want, certain exercises are very important, while others not so much. Some of us want to be toned and have a slimmer look with our bodies. For these results cardio is very important. Thirty minutes a day of some cardio is a great start for your cardio. Now remember it’s not about how hard you train, but about consistency. So don’t be worried about how fast you are running, but just being able to start and finish. For us girls that want to build a little muscle, mass-protein is the main source of building muscle. Eating things with high protein, low carbs is the place to start. Cardio is not as important as weight lifting with reps you want to do heavier weight less reps to be able to really put on the extra muscle. The longer your days are spread out without training, the longer it with take to see results. I advise anyone who is about to begin a rigorous training regime to seek the advice of a nutritionist and personal trainer. We are all different and affected differently with our exercises.

Eating

Read your labels!! What goes in your body is so important for how it will respond to exercise. When possible avoid processed and refined foods like white flour, bread and pasta. I suggest you prep your meals for the day or week for better convenience and to resist the urge for an unhealthy snack. If you are going to eat, try things like whole grain or other complex carbs.

Clean Eats

Clean eats does a body good. Consuming food is its most natural state in better for you. Clean eats is more of a lifestyle than a diet, but it does a body god and the effects last; longer over time.

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About Sunni Ewing

 

Sunni Ewing is a professional bikini competitor, mother, personal trainer and teacher.

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Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/TheSunniEwing

Instagram – https://instagram.com/_sunniboi

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I would like help in spreading a positive message about the importance of health, fitness and physical activity especially in the black community. Here is my story.

“I have been overweight my entire life. Even while playing sports. Until after I stopped playing basketball I blew up to my heaviest in 5 years. I decided that I was done being unhappy and decided to change my LIFE. I’m documenting my weight loss journey on IG to let people know the ups AND the downs to show them that it won’t be easy or perfect but it will be worth it. I’ve worked hard to lose about 80lbs since my heaviest at 303lbs. I just want to show people it’s possible. @calidreamfitness.”
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What is your story?  Share your inspirational fitness story to us here at BWDWO! Your story could inspire dozens!

Email Jontae Shepherd at Jontae@bwdwo.com with your story and photo(s). Please put “Fitness Story” in the subject area.

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My name is Linda and about six years ago I was not happy with who I had become. My mother passed away in 2000 I was angry because she left me here.  I ate everything in sight from Little Debbie Snack cakes to bags and bags of M & M’s.  I didn’t care who called me out my name the only thing I cared about was eating.  I had a so called friend or so I thought she would insult me and i would sit there and laugh even though it hurt me the most.  As long as I ate and laughed at the jokes I accepted what people did to me.  I was in school and I had a professor ask me if I was a gay because I am over 40 and i wasn’t married.  It hurt and yes I felt so empty.  My mother would often say to me when you get tired you will do something about you and I did.  Even though I was over weight I took Yoga 3 days a week and a dance class 2 days a week.  I was at my heaviest at 263lbs I didn’t have a trainer.  While in college I had the yoga professors look at me as if I was something foreign and yes there were insults so I went to the very back of the class.  See even though I was over weight I was a dancer all through my youth but never had the money to follow my dreams.  I was still limber enough to do every move that was presented to me.  The professors would look at me as if how can she accomplish this as large as I was.  I come from very meager beginnings but I managed to get to where i am right now, through God, meditation and your inspirational photos.  Thank you!  Here is my before Picture and an after picture.  I still have work to do but it is no longer a struggle for me and now I pass by Little Debbie and smile….. My before picture and my after picture!!!

 

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What is your story?  Share your inspirational fitness story to us here at BWDWO! Your story could inspire dozens!

Email Jontae Shepherd at Jontae@bwdwo.com with your story and photo(s). Please put “Fitness Story” in the subject area.

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Do you need to start your fitness journey?

Check out our Ebook. It is equip with over 30 healthy nutritious meals, facts about weight loss and fitness and a four week home work out plan! Now only $14.99

Click the link to order – https://www.e-junkie.com/ecom/gb.php?c=cart&i=1359331&cl=276418&ejc=2

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Hi I’m Consha and I’m 25 years old…I’ve pretty much been obese all my life but it got outta hand my 9th Grade Year in High School…where I found out I was 300lbs…from there I desired to lose weight but emotional  eating took control…My Mom was my inspiration….Studying to become a  Nurse and interacting with people at work explaining the risks of their overall health is My Motivation and STILL is…Changing my eating habits took some time I put myself on a 4/3 ratio…Where I’d eat what I wanted for 4 days and healthy the other 3 days…Now I’m down to one cheat day…I gave up Rice, Bread, Beef & Pork…5 Small Meals Per Day…Protein Shakes after workouts etc…I trained with a Personal Trainer 3 Days a Week and ran on the 4th day…I started at 350lbs…I am now 5’6 and 200lbs it’s taken me about a year and 4 months to get this far…You’re the FIRST example of how the world is supposed to Love you…so be the BEST example ever…Prayer,Consistency, Eyes Forward, & to Believe in themselves is my advice to others…I don’t have a fancy story…JESUS simply keeps me… I am on Instagram @IamConshay

 

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I’m an Instagram follower of Black Women Do Workout and would like to share my story if I may. The heaviest I’ve ever been is 250lbs and I currently weigh 155lbs. Here’s my story in detail…

I’ve always been an athletic person, being slim and in shape. I had my first child in 2010 from which I gained about 70 lbs (weighing 250 lbs). Within a year’s time, I managed to lose 60 of those 70 pounds. The funny thing is that before I got pregnant, I was already trying to drop 10 lbs (weighing 180lbs at the time).

I got pregnant and had my 2nd child in 2012. With my 2nd pregnancy, I had plans to not gain all this weight and do better, but I was put on bed rest around week 22 and still ended up gaining weight. That put me at 235 pounds after my baby was born. Dealing with post-partum depression and 2 small kids made it very VERY tough. A year went by and I had only lost 25lbs. This was so disappointing! I was so depressed about it. I mean I would literally cry in the shower because I was so disgusted with myself. I would pray during those shower crying spells because I just felt lost. I did. I just prayed for guidance. God was letting me know I had the power to change things.

One day, I got sick and tired of being sick and tired with myself. I was fully ready to commit myself to change. My mind was made up. I knew that to be successful I would need help because at that time I was mentally drained. I was still partially depressed and dealing with the stresses of motherhood. I went to a weight loss facility and spoke at great lengths with a nutritionist. It was an eye opener for me. I realized I was doing so many things wrong that I thought were right. One of those things being me over doing carbs.

She put me on a 1500 calorie/day diet. I started drinking more water, taking in more protein and cutting the multitude of carbs I was consuming. The first week on my diet I lost 8 lbs! After that I consistently lost 1-2 pounds per week. With each week’s weigh in I was encouraged to continue on. The attached photo shows me before at about 215 pounds and me after at about 155 pounds, my smallest weight since college. So after baby #2 I went from 235 pounds to 155 pounds, making my weight loss total 80 pounds!

My eating habits have completely changed and I workout regularly. I eat 5 times a day and workout at least 3-4 times a week. The things that were once difficult to do (eating habits, working out, drinking water, etc) are now second nature. So if you’re in the middle of your journey or just starting, I just want to encourage you to push through because you are the best project you’ll ever work on and you will always get to wear your reward!

 

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Twitter: ninahibbler

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