When I first started my lifestyle change, my daughter was 4 years old. I was at my heaviest ever in life at 205 lbs. I’m only 5’0 and you can imagine how much weight I was carrying on me. As she got older, she became more active and as I got heavier – my energy level was down. I declined outings with her because I knew it would be too difficult to manage. I started to lose my confidence quickly and overall became very unhappy with who I was as a person. I do professional photography outside of my job as a teacher and the irony is.. I hated being in photographs myself. I was watching my daughter grow up with minimal photos of her and I together. Then I woke up one morning and everything changed. My daughter is my life and I woke up one morning to her beside me knowing I needed to make a change. I felt that I was losing my strength as a mother and I knew that as my daughter got older she would look up to me more. I didnt wa nt her to fall down the same unhealthy path that I was going. I started working out steadily and counting my calories and started to drop weight. I managed to get 50 lbs off alone but then hit a plateau afterwards for an entire year. I wasn’t losing anything and I didn’t know why or how to fix it. Then I started at the Worx in July 2015 and since then (3 months later) I have lost an additional 10 lbs and a total of 3 inches off of my waist, 2 inches from each arm and 2 inches off of each thigh. I started my journey at 205 lbs, size 16/18 clothing, and size XL shirts (if that). I am now at 145 lbs. and in size 8 clothing and size S/M shirts.
Check out them abs! Serene lost a total of 18 pounds in our very first Transformation Challenge!
Before joining the WorX, I was working as a cashier 12 hours everyday and commuting 40 miles to and from work. I had to time to cook for myself, so my diet consisted of anything I could get a hold of. I accumulated a lot of fat in my belly area and my knees started swelling up after the first year of the job. Within another few months my back started hurting. I wondered if this is what it is like at the age of 25.
In the first 6-8 months I lost all my fat, my knees got stronger, and my back pain vanished. I would even work for 12 hours and not get tired.
My Life has completely changed du to The WorX. I feel stronger emotionally and physically, my entire attitude towards life changed. I believe anything is possible, we just need to find the right people to guide us!
To be honest with you, I love food! You’ll often find me eating throughout the day. I have come to be known as the one who always, without hesitation, goes back for seconds at family dinner parties. It wasn’t until after my first year in college when if finally caught up to me. It was the first time in my life that I no longer participated in sports, and I unfortunately gain a total of 15 lbs. I was no longer comfortable in my own skin and began to doubt my self-image.
About 2 1/2 years ago I discovered Maia’s challenging Boot camp classes. It was through her workouts, support, and encouragement that I was able to lose an additional 15 lbs. Weighing less than I did in high school! My goal was not so much losing weight and becoming a stick, but rather to be comfortable in my own skin again, which has happened!
I’ve lost 25 lbs and am feeling sexy when I go out!
I have surpassed many goals that I didn’t beleive were possible in this short amount of time. The WorX has given me the endurance to be able to run non-stop for at least 40 minutes, when previously I could not even run 10. Thanks to The WorX, I am now able to fit into my size 8 clothes and still have room!
I have lost 14 pounds and over 5 inches around my waist alone, not to mention inches everywhere else!
I have lost 10 pounds and an inch off of my waist. More importantly, I gained new friends, a sense of belonging, and a happiness I haven’t had in a while.
Before joining The WorX family I had trouble finding motivation to work out on my own. I wanted to lose weight and be healthy, but I didn’t have the drive. The WroX is where I found the drive and support I needed to accomplish my goals.
During the January Journey I lost 14 pounds and 3 inches off my waist. Since starting to workout I have lost a total of 52 pounds and 9 inches off my waist. I have gained so much confidence and both physical and emotional strength form The WorX. I have even become more social than I was before.
I gained 40 pounds after college due to overeating and lack of exercise. Reality hit me when I realized I could barely complete a 5k next to my 9-month pregnant sister.
Since joining The WorX I have lost those 40 pounds, several inches, and gained the confidence and knowledge to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
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