Weight loss is never easy, sorry to burst your bubble if you thought it was. From detoxes that promise you’ll lose 10kgs in a week to diets that basically make you starve yourself. The real truth is there is no magic trick to weight loss. All it takes is a lot of hard work and consistency.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t learn some tips and tricks along the way. Here are 6 women that know exactly what it’s like to battle with weight loss and totally win.
Planning Is Everything
Just over two years ago, Stacy weighed 127 kilos. But with exercise and healthy eating Stacy has managed to lose 28kgs, come off her insulin resistance medication and reverse her symptoms of PCOS.
“Weight loss is all in the planning. Those who fail to plan, plan to fail. Always have meal prep done to avoid having to find something to eat which leads to eating the wrong things. When you’re craving something sweet, try and find the healthiest alternative to satisfy your craving. Forget about the crazy diets, do research and start seeing every meal as an opportunity to nourish your body instead of something you do to get full”. — @fitcity_girl
Positive Thinking Goes A Long Way
Rushaan began her journey weighing in at 108 kilos. She has since lost 16kgs in a year and she did it all while working a full-time job and raising 4 kids.
“Every day won’t be a great day but choose to focus on the good. It’s only with a positive attitude that your mindset would change. Remember that it’s never too late to start, so choose to listen to that inner voice that encourages you, that pushes you to live better and be better. Don’t let the negative voices rule how you see yourself” — @fitishat40
It’s Not All About The Scale
After a major health scare, Natasha decided that it was time she took control of her health and made some serious changes. So far, this fit mummy has lost over 15 kilos and is doing some big things on the fitness scene.
“Though having a scale is a point of reference and a measurement of sorts, the numbers should not be your ultimate focus. I highly recommend the use of weekly progress pictures and the fit of your clothing. I am a testament to this, to date I have lost 15kgs in total but I have however dropped six dress sizes. We should not let ourselves be defined by numbers but rather focus on improving your health and wellness”. — @Fitlikemummy
Find Your Fit
Leandie has lost over 45 kilos in the last 4 years. And all without the aid of pills, shakes or shortcuts- just pure determination and consistency.
“Surround yourself with like-minded people that motivate you. Post your journey on social media to help hold yourself accountable, you’ll never know you might inspire people along the way”. — @Leandie84_sa
Focus On Health Not Weight
Roxy has lost over 40 kilos since the start of her weight loss journey. Throughout her journey, she’s maintained that taking care of your health should always be your number one priority.
” It’s easy to focus on the number on the scale and become wrapped up in being a smaller version of yourself. When I stopped focusing on becoming smaller and focused my energy on becoming stronger, fitter and better, that’s when I felt my best. It’s okay to want to lose weight, but having your mind set on a specific number will eventually cause you frustration and discourage you. Remember that journey is lifelong not a race, so focus on what matters- your health”. — @roxystrydom_fitnessjourney