Rachelle H loses 124 lbs
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“Before I started, I had a BMI of 45 and was considered morbidly obese. I felt absolutely horrible about myself, both mentally and physically. I couldn’t play with my kids, I had to sit back and watch other moms play with their kids and have fun with them. I was embarrassed to be in a bathing suit, so we rarely went to the pool. I remember one little girl asking me if I was pregnant around thanksgiving 2015. I wasn’t. That’s when I knew that I needed to lose weight, but I had all the excuses as to why I couldn’t. I let those excuses win until Feb 2016. My top 2 excuses included “I have 2 kids, I can’t go to a gym” and “I can’t afford a gym membership”. My body constantly hurt. I was taking so much ibuprofen for different pains I had. My shoulders constantly hurt. I’d wake up every morning and my feet would hurt so bad I could barely walk. I’d get sharp pains down my legs and I was always tired
On 2/2/16, I stepped on the scale and saw 296. I weighed almost 300 lbs ( morbidly obese) ! I walked straight to the kitchen and dumped an unopened 2 liter of Mountain Dew down the drain. I haven’t had soda since. I decided that enough was enough, I knew what I had to do to lose weight and get healthy for me and my family. So I started eating healthy and walking 30 minutes a day. I was so bored and found myself slipping back to my old ways. That’s when I found the program in March 2016. I didn’t want my kids to have a big mom that couldn’t play with them. I didn’t want my husband to have a unhealthful wife; I wanted him to be proud of his wife and to want to show me off (even though he still treated me like a queen at that size and loved me anyways. I wanted to be healthy and to be able to wear cute clothes! I was done with my excuses. My kids deserved better, my husband deserved better, and most importantly I deserved better than what I was doing to my body.
I’m proud of myself for eating healthy. I proud to be getting even more healthy and toned. My energy is up, I don’t have pains all over my body. I can get around easily and play with my kids. When I started with 21 Day Fix, I did everything modified. When I did a forearm plank, my stomach touched the ground. I can do almost everything unmodified now and my stomach doesn’t even come close to touching the ground when I do the forearm plank. That’s another thing I love, you can still see results when doing the modifiers. Even the modifiers are hard, no one should ever feel ashamed for doing the modifier, you will eventually be strong enough to do the workouts unmodified.
Its my lifestyle now. Make healthy food choices, drink my Shake daily, drink my water, and work out. Since doing the program, I feel so much better. I can climb a flight of stairs without being tired. I can fit in a regular size arm chair and not have to be afraid my weight is going to break it. I genuinely feel good about the way I look. I don’t have to be ashamed, I can be proud of what I’ve done and so can my husband and kids.”