For all you fitness freaks (or just about everyone really), you’re at this point adamant that weight loss is simply just a matter of burning more calories than you consume. Sounds easy, right? It’s not.
For anyone who has been through the throes of weight loss would know the sweat, cringe and temptation killing required to cut down on that fateful few pounds. And as the saying goes, the bigger it is, the harder it falls (off of you). We have compiled a list of people who hold tales of incredulity in the journeys they’ve made from being elephantine to being pristine.
The aforementioned journey starts with one little step which is one big promise. As often happens, it’s always easy to start this journey but hardly possible to commit to it. So as necessary all of us need a motivational boost along the way because a gentle push every now and then remind us to not give up. As they say, whenever you’re about to give up, just remember why you started.
The change to one’s body orbits around lifestyle change to one’s entire life. We normally shrug them off as impossibilities but the following men, women and couples did just that and put in the sweat, grit and determination to make sure their bodies at the end spoke for what they had stood for.
Angelina burned off 140 lbs. and has maintained it for 3 years straight
Two birds from one stone- Sarah not only laid off 168 lbs but also married her personal trainer
Isabel made a shift for a mind and soul and not just her body once she lost a 100 lbs.
Jessica’s 180 lbs. beat drop shocked the world
[H 5] When the smallest things pay off
Just a couple who lost more than a couple!
A 538 lbs. whopper tale
When halving down is a blessing
Kimberly knew she had a problem when the doctors told her that with 270 lbs. she didn’t have much hope for a great vascular report. Determined to prove to them and her friends that a turnaround was entirely on the cards, she lost 135 lbs. over the next 2 years while focusing on yoga and diet trimming. The only thing she has to say is that sometimes you need to be the hero you seek in others.
Do it for your people, do it for your pride!
Cycling away from obesity
Wedding bells into cardio alarms
For some people marriage signifies the next journey of life. But Melissa and Clarke wanted more. They wanted to start a lighter journey of life and that too for each other. So by the time their wedding commenced, both had lost 133 lbs. for the massive event they had planned. I guess it’s safe to say they kept off the cupcakes that day!
90 lbs. she didn’t need
Anita’s sugary solution
Anita had a sugar craving since forever and knew that it was impossible to overcome that despite her love for athleticism. So her solution came from the bravest depths of logic; the consumption of fruits. By substituting sucrose for the much healthier fructose, she started a lifestyle that was both fulfilling and healthy for her.
Matt’s emporium of physique
Watch and drool
Henry dropped his bad habit of consuming almost a whopping 10 000 calories a day and started going to the gym. Hitting the free weight rack regularly he found inner peace as he got ripped and his heart grew more adjusted to the new regimen he had. The rest as they say is history.
A ‘couple’ of heroes
This beautiful couple made the jump from being just happy to being hearty as well. They claim that they only had each other in mind and wanted to be their best selves for each other. While that is the least of what can be believed given their progress, it’s a heroic journey at the very least to say the least.