Transformation of the Day: Camesha lost 100 pounds with healthy food and exercise. For her, this journey was about much more than the physical. As she focused on healing her mind and soul, that made the process flow much easier.
What was your motivation? What inspired you to keep going, even when you wanted to give up?
My motivation to begin was the desire for happiness. I found myself drowning in unhappiness, and I knew I had to change. When I realized that my happiness was determined by me, the game changed.
My determination to keep going developed over time, but my son and my desire to live a better lifestyle kept me inspired!
How did you change your eating habits?
I began by cutting out any and all types of juice, and I only drank water! In addition, I stopped eating fried foods, sweets, processed foods, etc. I also cut out pork and beef! I consumed lots of veggies and healthy fats.
Later in my journey, I transitioned to being completely pescatarian. I did not follow any specific plan or program. However, I tried a number of things to see what my body reacted best to.
What did your workout routine consist of? How often did you work out?
My workout routine varied. I mostly did at-home workouts, including squats, jumping jacks, etc. Also, walking 3-5 miles was the key for me, and this is where I found the most success. I also incorporated some gym time for weight lifting, but not very often. I typically work out 5-6 days per week.
What was your starting weight? What is your current weight?
My starting weight was 317 pounds. My current weight as of 10/26/2021 is 217 pounds.
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When did you start your journey? How long did your transformation take?
I began the journey in June 2019, and I had some setbacks at the beginning. However, the seriousness and 100% dedication truly started in June 2020.
Is weight loss surgery part of your journey?
No, I did not have any kind of surgery. This is all organic weight loss.
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far?
This is the most important question. The biggest lesson I have learned is to work on all parts of yourself collectively. When I began to work on my mindset, mental healing, and soul healing, the work on my body was a cakewalk.
What advice do you have for women who want to lose weight?
Find your WHY! Also, ensure you are working on your mental and soul healing as well. Ensuring alignment with all three facets will yield the most amazing results. I think of it like a car; Your mind is your engine. If you don’t fix the engine, the rest of the vehicle will not function properly.
When I began this journey, I was simply focused on my body, which led to many setbacks. Then, when I started healing my mind and getting in touch with myself, my body transformation journey became very easy.