I come from a family that believes in EATING. Every holiday, Sunday, and any given weekend in the summer there was bound to be a feast going on at someone’s house. Even today, people will randomly stop by my parents, Granny, or aunt’s homes because “they know they can get a meal there.” Needless to say that led to a lot of overeating and weight gain over the years. I really started to pick up weight in my mid 20’s while trying to work full time, complete an MBA, and be a social butterfly. I had terrible eating and sleeping habits, and the only workout I got was from the car to the door of my next destination. Finally, in 2010, I decided to take control of my health and get the weight off.
I didn’t have a specific goal in mind at first. I was tipping the scale at more than 300 pounds so to try to think of the number of pounds I needed to lose was overwhelming. My first goal was simply to be able to walk up the 14 stairs from my garage to my condo without being winded. Who knew that two years later I would be signing up for an event called ‘Storm the Stadium’ where I climbed 3000 stairs! Initially, I started working out on my on going for walks outside and then walking on the treadmill until I got more comfortable. Then I started working with a trainer, The Fitness Representative, and started seeing even more results. Since then, I have lost over 100lbs and started a health and wellness business, Total Transformation Wellness Coaching. Losing weight is not just a physical thing. It involves your mind, body, and spirit!
I am not done with my transformation; I still have more weight to lose. But I am proud of myself for what I have gained during this journey. I have learned to take care of my body by eating better, working out, and getting adequate rest. I have developed a love for physical activities like tennis, spinning, and boxing. I have found a way to do what I love (help people).
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Live in abundance!