Many times we meet someone and can never imagine them being anything other than fit, fun and beautiful. Many times there was a long road that got them there. I tend to find the journeys of others to so inspiring and this morning I needed some inspiration to get me through this cold, dreary month. I want to inspire everyone just to show you that age, race, gender, body type, NOTHING can keep you from reaching your goals! We can no longer say, "Yeah that worked for her but she has a smaller frame" or "But she is young and has a faster metabolism". Those are all excuses keeping you from reaching your highest potential!
FOR THE YOUNG GIRLS WANTING TO MAKE A CHANGE:
In the course of a year this teenage girl lost 66 pounds, dropping from 187 lbs to 121 lbs. Don't let bullies or mean girls allow you to think you are incapable or unworthy! LET THOSE HATERS BE YOUR MOTIVATORS!
FOR THE 50-SOMETHING MOTHERS AND WIVES WHO LET THEIR KIDS AND CAREER TAKE PRIORITY:
This beautiful woman was in law enforcement and finally decided that it was time to make herself the TOP priority and lost over 100 lbs. HOW CAN YOU TAKE CARE OF YOUR FAMILY IF YOU AREN'T TAKEN CARE OF?????
FOR THOSE LADIES WHO SLOWLY PUT THE POUNDS ON WITHOUT NOTICING AND WOKE UP FEELING LIKE SOMEONE COMPLETELY DIFFERENT THAN THE PERSON YOU KNOW:
You can be that bombshell again! And it is okay that feeling sexy is your main motivation for losing weight. You are doing this for YOU not for anyone else!
PERHAPS YOU HAVE MORE THAN 100 LBS TO LOSE AND YOU ARE DISCOURAGED . .
This young lady lost 200 POUNDS!!!! It took her over 2 years to do it but she did it nonetheless! Don't look for the quick fix. It took more than 2 years to gain the weight and it may take just as long to lose it but every day afterwards will be worth it.
MAYBE YOU'RE THE FUNNY GUY THAT EVERY GIRL PLACES IN THE "FRIENDS ZONE" AND FOR ONCE YOU WANT TO BE THE LEADING MAN . HERE IS YOUR CHANCE!
This guy reduced his body fat percentage by 19% in just 4 months! Combining strength training with good nutrition can do the same for you!
TIRED OF BEING CALLED "SKINNY FAT"???? FRUSTRATED THAT PEOPLE DON'T TAKE YOUR WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY SERIOUSLY BECAUSE YOU HAVE SO LITTLE TO LOSE?? DON'T STOP! THOSE FEW POUNDS CAN MAKE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE!
This young lady only lost 25 lbs but in doing so she completely transformed her body composition. So don't feel bad about wanting to change your lifestyle or nutrition simply because you are not morbidly obese. Do what is best for your health and your self-esteem.
FOR THOSE LADIES WHO WANT TO BE A MOMMY BUT CAN'T BECAUSE OF YOUR WEIGHT AND THE FERTILITY ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH IT:
I too have PCOS and can get frustrated with the hormonal fluctuations and the rapid weight gain and slow loss, but in the end, it can be done. You need to do this for your future children. Don't give up!
FOR THOSE LADIES WHO THOUGHT BEING BIG WAS NORMAL, WHO'S FAMILY IS ALWAYS DISCOURAGING YOU FROM BEING "TOO SKINNY" :
Being morbidly obese is not normal and it is okay that you are stepping outside of your cultural and social norms to do something about your health. Your changing for the better is making them reflect on their own health and THEY DONT LIKE IT!
LASTLY, IF YOU ARE THE GUY THAT HAS ALWAYS STRUGGLED WITH WEIGHT, IF YOU HAVE ALWAYS FELT LIKE A LONER, IF YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING TO BREAK OUT OF YOUR SHELL . . .
just know that IT CAN HAPPEN! You have what it takes and you don't even know it yet. You have the ability to change and it just takes little changes over time.
I hope these transformations encouraged someone today. I CHALLENGE YOU to make your own Before and After pic. You may think your progress is slow but it is happening!