Transformation of the day: Shaquille lost 104 pounds. Working in the medical field, this mother knew that excess weight can be the cause of many health problems. He decided to take measures for his son and her, adopting a low-carb and fish-eating style and going to the gym. Watch your trip.
My name is Shaquille, and I have been following BWLW on Facebook for a couple of years. I have been on a weight loss journey for about two years. Collectively, I lost 104 pounds.
In the first year, I lost about 45 pounds. Then, I stopped, stabilized and stayed until this year, when I backed up at full speed and removed the rest of the weight. I still have about ten pounds left to reach my real goal, but I'm in love with the trip and, honestly, I don't know when I'm going to stop.
What was your motivation?
Initially, I just wanted to be out of 200. When I started, I weighed 292 pounds, and that made me sad. I probably weighed more at some point, but it was when I stepped on the scale and decided to make a change at that time.
Overall, I am very happy with the success I have had. I feel really good in my body. I didn't do this to take a look, although it feels good to walk around the store and just pick something up. This transformation is everything for my health. I have a child of six (who will soon turn seven) and I want to be near him and with him as long as possible. I know that the weight he was carrying was not good for him or me. I want to be able to keep up and not be so tired "I'll see you do it" mom.
Tell us how you changed your eating habits.
Over the years, I have researched a lot about different foods and training regimens that work best for my body. My research still continues today. I've done almost everything, from JJ Smith's 10-day green smoothie detoxification to the buried fast.
I have adapted more to the low carb lifestyle because it works better for me. I am also a pescatarian (which means that I only eat seafood) and like many green leafy vegetables. Like many shrimp, salmon and tuna, and many eggs are also rotating in my routine. Cabbage, spinach and mustard greens are my favorite vegetables. Olive oils, avocado, coconut oil and real butter are on my list of healthy fats. This is not a diet for me. It's my lifestyle now because I don't plan to stop.
What was your exercise routine?
At first, my exercise routine consisted of a lot of cardio because I focused on losing fat, and cardio is good for that. I worked with a coach for a few months and then took what I learned to the gym to do it alone.
The elliptical is my best friend. Recently I have become a fan of running on the treadmill too. I don't do more than 35-40 minutes of exercise a day, 4-6 days a week.
I also incorporate weight training, deadlifts, squats, leg presses, etc. into my routine. I always finish my workouts with a sauna session. I don't leave the gym without sitting in the sauna.
Initial weight / current weight
My current weight is 188 pounds, coming from a whopping 292 pounds. My height is 5 & # 39; 7 ″. Totally natural weight loss.
What is the biggest lesson you have learned?
My biggest lesson: listen to your body because it definitely speaks to you. Also, I had to learn that I am human and I make mistakes. It's OK FALL OFF, as long as you get up and try harder. I'm not always the best with food choices or being active, but every day is a new day and a new beginning, so I'm fine with that. (You need those bad days because that helps your body not to enter the plateau mode).
It is possible and can be obtained if you are consistent. That is the key in this whole trip, CONSISTENCY. It's hard work, but in the end it's worth it, and you feel much better about yourself.
What advice do you have for women who want to lose weight?
KEEP PUSHING AND NEVER GIVE UP. There may be days when you don't want to, and that's fine. Ask yourself why you want to lose weight … why you are doing it, and that will make you want to get up and move on. Nothing works but it works. You have to do it and YOU CAN DO IT.
Also, eat that trap, but don't stay there. When you have those bad days, don't be hard on yourself. Just regroup and start over, again and again, no matter what!
Being in the medical field, I know that excess weight can be the cause of many health problems. I want to do everything I can to be here as long as I can. I wanted to share my story with all of you in the hope that I can help someone on their trip and that someone knows what is possible and what can be done.