Jodian lost 33 pounds by focusing on nutrition and exercising up to six days a week. Cardio, weight training and cutting back on carbs worked for her. Check out her journey.
What was your motivation? What inspired you to keep going, even during the tough times?
I started gaining weight at a young age. Once I turned 26 years old, I realized my weight was getting out of control. I went to the doctor, and they showed me my weight gain over the years. At that moment, I realized that I needed to make a change.
Weight loss is not easy. When I feel like I want to give up, I remember the goal I set for myself. I’m not a person who gives up on their goals. I continue to push because I know how far I’ve come and I don’t want to give up on myself.
When did you start your weight loss journey?
I began my weight loss journey on June 25, 2018, and I’m still on my journey.
Starting weight/Current weight
My starting weight was 300 pounds, and I currently weight 267 pounds. My height is 5’8″. I’ve lost 33 pounds in the last nine months naturally by changing my diet and exercising daily.
What is your workout routines?
I work out up to six times per week. My exercise routine consists of cardio and weight training.
How did you change your eating habits?
I eat small frequent meals throughout the day, consisting of fruits, vegetables, and protein. I’ve stopped eating fast food, and I don’t drink alcohol. I eat little to no carbs and limit my intake of sweets.
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far?
The biggest lesson I’ve learned is not to compare my weight loss journey to anyone else’s. What works for someone else may not work for me because our bodies are different.
What advice would you like to share?
My advice to anyone who is looking to lose weight: Just take a leap of faith and start. Starting is the hardest part. Once you start, be consistent and committed to your health. It’s more about your health and feeling good than just looking good.