Author: afrogirlfitness

I eliminated everything that was toxic in my body and focussed on purification

Weightloss story from @MsDiamond_Fit What led towards my lifestyle change was me being no longer happy with myself. I was craving a complete alternation to a life I, in a way, lost control over. I first changed my eating habits, because we all know about 80% of the journey falls on the diet. Of course it wasn’t simple and smooth but I eliminated everything that was toxic for my body, and focused on purification. I was 188, when I first started and now I am currently weighing in at 125. It took me about 7 months to lose 65 lbs,...

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I know the changes I’ve made are permanent, and in that I feel confident

Weightloss story from @rosieee93 Growing up in my culture, having a few extra pounds wasn’t frowned upon. In fact, it could be seen as a sign of prosperity, showing that you had wealth and the ability to put food on the table. However, in high school, I had hit my highest weight and lowest level of activity; I was upwards of 275lbs, at 16y/o and about 5’8  and making no moves to change it. Looking back, I also had a lot going on in my personal life that I guess you could say was easily masked with food and...

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I had to go through a whole change of my mental state and realize that my journey needs to be a journey of self love

Weightloss story from @segentella Although I’ve always been overweight, spring semester in college 2015 up until end of summer that year, I dramatically gained weight. I was just constantly eating unhealthy food and slowly watching myself reach the heaviest I had ever been. I ended up weighing in at 212 lbs! One day, I hit rock bottom and I thought enough was enough. I got completely fed up with myself. I got fed up with waiting for a miracle to happen. Just fed up with constantly hating how I looked and felt. Truthfully, I have two beginnings of my...

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I filled my emptiness with fatty foods and fake smiles

Weightloss story from @justnjoy25 I had lost my JOY. I had experienced personal grief and jumped into a unhealthy relationship that caused me to lose focus on taking care of myself . I filled my emptiness with fatty foods and fake smiles. I finally stopped acting like a victim. I promised myself that I would love ME again. I moved  back home , enrolled in Graduate school for Mental Health Counseling, and started meal prepping. I enlisted in  Kickboxing and bootcamp classes, which just took me to the next level ! I gave up red meat and pork. I...

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My personal experience with losing my father to a heart attack drove me to a really dark place. After four years, I started working out

Weight gain story from @fitnessdore My personal experience with losing my father to a heart attack drove me to a really dark place. I lost myself completely and almost gave up on life. After four years, I started working out with a trainer to prepare for a pageant. Then, I realized that I felt so much stronger whenever I worked out. So, I started sharing my workouts on my social media page and noticed other people reposting it. At that moment, I realized that this journey was no longer just about me anymore. Unlike the average, I was on...

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