Transformation of the day: Adoja lost 75 pounds becoming a pescatarian and doing hula hooping weighted. During his transformation journey, he faced divorce, the beginning of a new career and the loss of his only sister. In spite of everything, she has persevered.
I met my weight loss goal in 2019, while my life was going through a significant transformation. I went from being a wife and a mother of two children who owned a business to a single mother of two, a full-time working teacher and owner of two businesses.
I used to exercise, along with changing my diet, as a “distraction, so to speak, while I was going through the divorce process. Not only was it a healing experience for me, but it allowed me to see myself in a way that I had never seen before.
How did you change your eating habits?
I switched to a Pescatarian lifestyle [vegetarian who eats seafood]. When I started the diet of pescatarianos I became cold, although to begin with I did not consume much red meat. Before going fishing, I only ate chicken, turkey and fish, lots of sweets and carbohydrates.
Tell us about your exercise routine.
The only exercise I do is weighted hula hooping. However, I use the hoops for more than the hoop. I use them for push-ups, push-ups and almost anything else I can think of.
I practice hula-hoop daily for at least an hour. Not only does it help me lose weight, but it also sets the tone and rhythm of my day. I say my affirmations and meditate while doing the hoop, and everything is clear in my mind.
What I was supposed to use as a coping tool, has now been transformed into another commercial path and a platform to inspire and empower other women to make healthier changes in their lifestyle. I teach hula hooping techniques as a fitness tool, and I share my story with women from all over the world.
What was your initial weight? what is your current weight?
I was able to reach my weight loss goal, losing 75 pounds, going from 262 pounds to 186.6 pounds. I turned 42 last November, and I have much more life to live!
How tall are you?
I am 5 & # 39; 8 "inches tall.
When did you start your weight loss journey?
I started my trip (this time) on January 1, 2019.
What is the biggest lesson you have learned?
The biggest lesson I have learned so far is how to handle my triggers and life crises. I am an emotional dining room, and since I lost weight, I divorced, started a new career and lost my only sister (2/1/2020) When you are aware of your triggers you can maintain a proactive attitude. measures to avoid self sabotage behaviors.
What advice do you have for women who want to lose weight?
Don't just follow the trends you see that work for everyone else. Explore many options and find what works for you. It may require thinking outside the box and being innovative.