Woman Who Lost 100 Pounds In Two Years Shares Three Tips Which Brought Her To Success
September 5, 2018 14:09 By Mambee
Changing one’s life drastically may seem an impossible mission unless you have a strong motivation to push you forward. This woman has proved that she was much stronger than she had ever thought.
#transformationtuesday “You will never ever be successful until you turn your pain into greatness. Until you allow your pain to push you from where you are to push you to where you need to be. Stop running from your pain and embrace your pain. Your pain is going to be a part of your prize, a part of your product. I challenge you to push yourself”-Eric Thomas 💕 You can literally see the pain on my face in that left picture: I could not believe I had let myself go enough to see the scale hit 246 pounds. It literally pained me to look at myself in the mirror and see that girl staring back at me. Luckily though I decided my life was worth more and I used that pain to fuel my motivation to get healthy and start my weight loss journey. There were plenty of painful moments along the way: workouts I couldn’t finish, days my will power was low and I wanted to give up and go back to my old habits...but luckily there was also a lot of joy along the way too. I had gotten to a point where I was so STAGNANT in my life that when I stared pushing myself to change I started to see results: 5 pounds which led to 10 pounds lost which ultimately led to me pushing myself through the pain for 2 years to lose 100 pounds: THAT kind of success becomes addicting and empowering and erases all the painful memories of the sacrifices I made to get there 🙌🏻 You are every bit as capable as I was of making a change to your health and fitness 💗 Let your pain become part of your story and use it to fuel your fire to change your life! If you need extra motivation to help you stick to your ambitions and help keep yourself accountable to your weight loss goals my next DietBet starts in just under two weeks on 8/20! Click the link in my bio to join us to lose weight and win money at the same time and push yourself to become the person you know you are capable of becoming 💪🏻 #weightlossjourney #weightloss #weightlossmotivation #weightlossinspiration #weightlosstransformation #weightlossbeforeandafter #fitfam #fitspo
Rebecca Grafton stopped recognizing herself when she saw a shocking number on the scales – 246 pounds! At that moment, she knew she had to act.
She started her weight loss journey before planning a vacation trip. She told Popsugar:
I didn't want to look back on all the pictures from my trip to Jamaica and not be able to remember how much fun I had because all I could see was how fat I looked in the photos.
In two years, she transformed into a slim fit lady, who definitely loved what she saw in the mirror. Grafton shed 100 pounds but, in order to achieve this amazing goal, she had to change the life habits.
Rebecca, who has shared her progress on her Instagram page, revealed what steps she took to become fitter and healthier, and appreciate her own body again.
1. Strict calorie tracking
ONe's eating pattern is 80 percent of success in any attempt to lose weight, so tracking the amount of calories consumed and burnt became a useful tool for Rebecca. At first, she counted the number of calories through an apo called My Fitness Pal, then she switched to calculating the amount of carbs, protein, and fats. Using the app was helptful when it came to assisting Rebecca in focusing the goal set for daily and weekly meals.
2. Reward yourself with a treat
Sticking to a strict diet can be emotionally overwhelming, especially when you have to give up the huge majority of your favorite food. That is why Grafton allowed herself a break from time to time.
Having a day off from calorie tracking and just enjoying the treat could satisfy her cravings without doing any harm to her progress. Her meals mostly consisted of low-fat dairy, lean protein, fresh vegetables, and fruit.
3. Every day workouts
Yes, that is right! Rebecca was determined to transform her body and she was aware that no pain brings no gain. She worked out practically every day, incorporating various types of activities into her training, from weightlifting to sprints, cardio, and working on a StairMaster machine.
In the process, she fell in love with the fitness life! “Success becomes addictive”, the woman said. As she got a flat stomach for the first time in her life, she gained the confidence to wear a bikini in public and be proud of what she had accomplished.
Looking back, she realizes how impossible it seemed to lose 100 pounds. As her motivation grew stronger, she started becoming a real role model for those struggling to get rid of extra weight.
I get constant comments and messages from women who say that because of me they had enough courage to step into a gym for the first time. Or because of me they decided to change up their eating habits and lost 10, 20, even 100 pounds like me, just from following along with my story and feeling inspired enough to believe that they were capable of making a similar change.
Self-discipline and great devotion to your dream can bring you to the desired destination, but it takes time and great efforts. With her story of success, Rebecca is willing to encourage people who are at the start of the weight loss journey. There will be bumps and failures along the way, but remaining committed will pay off no matter how long time it takes.