Hey guys! How are you today?! I am doing great! I am so excited to share a piece of me with you today! So you ready to get started with…
All my life growing up, I have been fit. At least fit enough for me to look at myself in the mirror and really love what I see. the most I ever weighed was somewhere in the 140’s. i have been moving back and forth from NJ to Fl for the past few years, not really knowing what I wanted with life, always stressing. It wasn’t until this year when I was living in NJ & was constantly stressing that I realized FL was where I belonged, where I needed to be for myself.
When I got here I was over the moon excited, I felt like a weight was lifted off my shoulders. Like this is where I need to be. I was even more excited because all I wanted was sun in my life! I couldn’t wait to get to the beach, pool or water park on my first day/night off from work. As soon I got to FL I started work right away so I was so excited for my first full day/night off! I was all ready to go, got my bathing suit on, and I just stopped. I looked in the mirror and I couldn’t help but cry. I looked like a pale, 7 month pregnant women.. and I defiantly wasn’t pregnant.
That’s when everything changed for me.
The next day I joined LA Fitness and Weight Watchers.
I was so excited to start this new journey in my life. When I weighed in for the first week at Weight Watchers I was 166. That is the heaviest I have ever weighed! I knew I was in the 160’s I just didn’t realize I was that high up. My whole mind set changed when I saw that number. Something clicked inside of me telling me ‘this isn’t you’. After one week I dropped 4 1/2 lbs! I know that doesn’t seem like a lot but to me it was, and it made me feel so good about myself! I couldn’t wait to keep seeing my results every week. I did Weight Watcher’s for the first month and then I stopped paying for it. I still eat right and watch everything I eat. I even remember the points of all my favorite foods, and I have all the books and information I need to continue this journey.
I hired a trainer at my gym. I have him twice a month for one year. the best part about this is that when I don’t have him, he writes down exactly what I need to do until I see him again. The first day I had a session with him, I felt great afterwards! While I was working out with him, he old me what to do and how many set’s. I did 30 bicycle crunches flipped over to do a 30 second plank and instead of taking my 30 sec rest (which was optional) I just flipped right back over to start a new set. It was tough i’ll admit, since I was completely out of shape, but I pushed through! After I was done the 3 sets of both crunches & plank my trainer told me how proud he was of me because he had trained other’s in better shape than me who gave up half way through the set’s I did. I was damn proud of myself and so happy that he was actually sincerely proud of me. I was supposed to see other trainers after him to see who fits me best, but after that one day with him he told me he wanted me with him all the time, to see me thru this journey! That was it for me, now it’s me & Jared twice a month for the next 11 months!
I can completely see and feel a difference only after one month of this change in life! My friends & co-workers are so supportive and helpful when it comes to motivating me! I cannot wait to share more of my transformation as time goes on!
Look Below for my first of many side by side transformation pictures!
Before (to the left in green) && After One Month (the 2 to the right)
As of today I weigh 159 lbs
My goal weight is 140 lbs
Stay Tuned for more on this journey.. 😉
Joanne T Ferguson
What a great transformation decision you have made! Your smile says it all! We will be cheering you on every step of the way!
You're looking great! Weight Watchers is a great plan. Congratulations on your weight loss journey!!
This is awesome news and you look so good. I am going to have to get motivated enough to do this too. Congrats and your weight loss and keep the great work. Thanks for sharing.
Congratulations! It sounds like you will reach your fitness goal in no time. I look forward to reading more about your journey.
Keep that motivation high! Would love to see more of your results soon!
Congratulations! It's so hard to lose weight. You should be very proud of yourself. I look forward to following your journey.
I love following stories like this! Trying to stick to a weight loss program isn't easy. Well done to you for being so dedicated.
Congrats! It definitely takes will power to keep with any of this. I'm currently procrastinating from doing my p90x by commenting 😛
It's nice to see you making progress in your weight loss. Anything is possible if you are committed to your goal.
Omg how exciting!!! Congrats on losing the 4.5lbs!! Wishing you all the best so you can reach your goal 🙂
Congratulations on that first loss of 4.5lbs! I've heard great things about Weight Watchers. That, along with the personal trainer, I'm sure you'll hit your goal of 140 in no time!
Keep it up-you are doing great! Just remember the more you work out the more muscle and muscle weighs more then fat. So you may have to adjust your weight plans but you will probably look stupendous!
You look great! I also go to LA Fitness and was considering hiring a trainer – I think I will definitely call them to set up an appointment! I like that they tell you what to do in between meetings.
Congratulations on losing 4 1/2 pounds. The weight watchers sounds like a great program. Keep up the good work.
Wow thanks for sharing this with us! 🙂 Definitely personal and so many people can connect with it! Love your motivation, keep it up, you're awesome:)