Do you get inspired by weight loss stories? If you are on fitness journey then sometimes hearing how someone else lost weight can really help you to stay on track. I thought Mara Schivocampo story was interesting, because she lost 90 pounds and that’s quite alot of weight.
I loved her story because there were no gimmicks, it was done with clean eating and exercise which for me is the best way to get it done.
Mara is in her mid thirties, and 230 pounds, she said she gained the weight due to stress, diet fatigue and 40 pounds of baby weight.
She came to breaking point:
When I gave birth to my daughter, I was the heaviest I’d ever been, and I refused to stay that way. I simply did not want to return to work with any baby weight. I wanted to be back in my old clothes. I wasn’t upset or depressed, just determined. I didn’t give myself any outs or excuses. None, period. I made it my number one priority.
How she did it?
She eliminated all processed food, dairy, take out or anything ready made. She focuses her attention on fresh food high on nutrition.
She also said this:
Aside from the food, I’ve also learned real stress management, as opposed to stuffing all of my feelings down with food. I pray a lot and have started yoga and meditation.
More than anything though, I’ve found that exercise is the best stress reliever and such an amazing mood booster. I work out eight to 10 times a week. I do a ton of different activities, including SoulCycle, Barry’s Bootcamp, yoga and bar classes. I used to hate exercise. Now I love it.
Well there you have it one way you can lose weight if you have anything in common with Mara. Are you on a weight loss journey do you find other peoples stories inspiring?