Samshoney: I weighed over 230 at my biggest. At barely 5’3 and when I was still a teenager so it was a lot of extra weight for me. I wore an 18-20 and the older I got, the more I realized that I wasn’t healthy and as a result, I wasn’t happy either. I was sick all the time, my body was not my friend because it wasn’t working properly.
The good news? It’s doable! I weigh in at between 130-140 now, wear a 6-8 and feel so much better than I used to! I can run, I can dance and my knees don’t hurt all the time. I turn 25 on Sunday and have been at a steady healthy weight for years now.
The secret? The secret is that there isn’t one. There’s no crash diet, no magic tea, nothing. It’s all you baby!
I changed the way I eat, the way I treat myself and the way I think about my health. It’s my priority now! Ever since I lost the weight, people have asked me questions about how I did it. I’ve noticed that a lot of people don’t want to hear what I have to say because really all I did was work my butt off at getting healthy.
Sweat, tears, the works. It wasn’t always easy. In fact, it might have even been hard sometimes.
But you know what? It was all worth it! To this day, I work at it. Not as hard anymore but I dostill pay close attention to the good and lifestyle choices I make. We ditched processed packaged food, make pretty much everything from scratch, barely eat out and make a conscious effort to get Out and get our bodies moving!
Do it for yourself, for your health and for your well being. When you stumble, get back up again instead of giving up. Keep moving, keep trying and keep going at it until you’re happy with yourself and what youve accomplished for YOU! Everything else is just icing on the cake 🙂
If you ever want to chat or want more insight, I am totally here! One of my passions in life is sharing what I learned about my own body and health with others Because EVERYONE has the power to achieve their goals and I think that everyone should know that AND have the support system to back them!
Don’t do it for the dress or your fiancé or the pictures. Do it for you and it will happen as long as you’re willing to put in the time and effort!