“This time last year I was at my highest weight, close to 170 pounds. I am 5’4 and based on my age, which was 43 at the time, height and weight, I was considered overweight. I became depressed, yet motivated. I started to walk several days a week then began to run. In July of 2014, I decided to join a gym. I was somewhat skeptical because I wasn’t comfortable in a gym environment. I made the decision to commit to getting in shape, as well as change my diet. I became a Vegetarian. My body began to make noticeable changes and the pounds started to shed. On October 19, 2014 while at the gym, I suddenly became dizzy, disoriented, sweating profusely and experienced shortness of breath. Rushed to the ER, after lots of tests, not only did I suffer a mild heart attack, but I was diagnosed with a genetic heart disease. I remember my Cardiologist saying, you have to stay out of the gym indefinitely. I was devastated. I had worked so hard. While recovering at home, I started to walk several miles per day in the park. Thinking about everything I’d been through and putting my life into perspective. I have family to live for. Maybe staying out of the gym is what’s best for me. Those were my daily thoughts, but I knew I couldn’t sit around feeling sorry for myself. With my Dr’s ok, I slowly began working out after only 5 weeks. Fast forward to today, this is how my body’s transformed. I spend 5-6 days a week in the gym weight training. My heart condition is controlled. I am no longer on any medications. Most importantly I’m celebrating my 45 birthday in a little over 2 months. Facebook: Rachel L Johnson as well as Fit and Fabulous after 40.”
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Hi I’m Consha and I’m 25 years old…I’ve pretty much been obese all my life but it got outta hand my 9th Grade Year in High School…where I found out I was 300lbs…from there I desired to lose weight but emotional eating took control…My Mom was my inspiration….Studying to become a Nurse and interacting with people at work explaining the risks of their overall health is My Motivation and STILL is…Changing my eating habits took some time I put myself on a 4/3 ratio…Where I’d eat what I wanted for 4 days and healthy the other 3 days…Now I’m down to one cheat day…I gave up Rice, Bread, Beef & Pork…5 Small Meals Per Day…Protein Shakes after workouts etc…I trained with a Personal Trainer 3 Days a Week and ran on the 4th day…I started at 350lbs…I am now 5’6 and 200lbs it’s taken me about a year and 4 months to get this far…You’re the FIRST example of how the world is supposed to Love you…so be the BEST example ever…Prayer,Consistency, Eyes Forward, & to Believe in themselves is my advice to others…I don’t have a fancy story…JESUS simply keeps me… I am on Instagram @IamConshay
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What continues to inspire me is my purpose in life. I have big goals and I want to be around to fulfill everyone and to do that I had to start taking care of my mind, body, and soul. I believe that everyone has a purpose and you need to have faith despite adversity and to do that you need to be in a constant state of preparation. For example I started off running on weekends in the morning just in my room. I couldn’t afford a gym membership or actual equipment and I was way to insecure to run in my neighborhood. During that time I was 20 and 230lbs just hoping to get rid of my asthma.
I would run a half a mile and be exhausted. I didn’t grow up informed on nutrition and health but I believed that the work I was putting in would yield some results. I then went on the Daniel fast with my church and only ate fruits and vegetables (no grains, sugars, meats, and only water, etch). I noticed it helped with my workouts and I felt better in my body. I have since became a Pescatarian (not meats expected fish and other seafood) and over the past 3 years I have lost 60lbs. I run at least a mile every other day and I participate in workout challenges such as the ones you post to help with strength training like the plank, squat, push up, and sit up challenges. I’m also preparing to run a marathon in October. My advice to others would be set a goal and know matter what anyone says if you have faith enough in your goal to prepare and sacrifice as if you already have it you will be unstoppable. Patience, preparation, and sacrifice. My Facebook is Lena Cheatham and you can also find me on instagram IG tha_LC_show. Check me out!