Transformation of the day: Latoya lost 59 pounds. Seeing transformation trips on Instagram motivated her and let her know that change is possible if she gets to work. She decided to go low carb, take water aerobics and focus on her health.
I started my story in August 2019 at the age of 38. I decided to adopt a low carb lifestyle and incorporate water aerobics into my agenda to be healthy. I struggle with fibromyalgia, and this process has helped my pain decrease.
What was your motivation?
My motivation came from the Instagram weight loss community. I felt motivated by their publications and thought: "If they can do it, I can too."
What inspired you to follow when you wanted to give up?
I had to think about all the times I had given up before. If I give up now, I will return right where I started. Also, I remember that I'm on a trip to be a better me.
How did you change your eating habits to low carbohydrates?
I started cutting bread, pasta, rice and all sugary drinks. After that, I started keeping a food diary of everything I eat daily and the amount of water I drink daily. Keeping the diary helps me to remain responsible every day for what I eat and drink.
What was your exercise routine?
My exercise routine is water aerobics, Pilates mat and cardio, using my treadmill at home.
How often did you train?
I train four times a week.
What was your initial weight? what is your current weight?
My highest weight was 410 pounds, and my current weight is 328 pounds. I have lost 82 pounds in total and 59.6 pounds at this stage of my trip.
How tall are you?
Is weight loss surgery part of your trip?
What is the biggest lesson you have learned so far?
I have learned that weight loss is not linear. There will be reflows and flows, but the important part is to stay constant and believe in yourself
What advice do you have for women who want to lose weight?
Find what works for you and stay with him.
I have a long way and work to do while I continue on my trip, but I will get there if I am determined.
Instagram: @ i.am.toya38