Family Status: Single
Hometown: Hurdle Mills, North Carolina
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 32 pounds!
Starting Weight: 190 pounds
Current Weight: 158 pounds
Brittnie’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
About 2 years ago. It was the weight that I was unhappy with. It was how my clothes felt and how I looked in the mirror.
What made you decide to lose weight?
When I chose the GREATEST profession in the world as being a firefighter. It was hard for me being the only woman. I was told I couldn’t do it, I wasn’t strong enough, etc. I wanted to prove myself. I knew it was physically challenging so I knew I had my work cut out for me. I started training but it wasn’t anything to talk about since I was still out of shape. I just wasn’t serious enough at the time. I found out I was going to Iraq and decided I wanted to change and it was a perfect time to do so.
Like I said, I worked out in the states but I wanted MORE. I wanted to feel sexy, look sexy, turn heads and I didn’t want anyone to doubt that I couldn’t do my job, etc. On top of that, all my friends were small but not in shape and I always wanted to be like them. I hated going out with them because I felt like the fat girl. Now I wasn’t HUGE but I wasn’t happy with myself either. My confidence was in the dirt, self-esteem was horrible and I was sick of walking with my head down. Something HAD to change. Now I am working my way to the body I dreamed of and my head is held high!
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
Working on my midsection and legs.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
How long did it take you to start to see results?
Not long after I started to eat clean.
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
1 year all together but I really didn’t start to stick to it until June of 2009.
How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
I have maintained it since I started. It’s hard as everyone knows but you have to stay consistent. It’s easy to join with the rest of the world who doesn’t watch what they eat or even exercise.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
My confidence was in the dirt, my self-esteem was horrible and I was sick of walking with my head down. NOT ANYMORE. I have never in my life felt so good! I feel better and look better!
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
I go on ShapeFit.com ALL the time to check different exercises for body parts to try. I used the site for motivation through other success stories. I have to say I visit ShapeFit about every week to see what’s new.
Brittnie’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Weight loss tip #2:
Eat clean ALL the time.
Weight loss tip #3:
Change your training and cardio from time to time.
Weight loss tip #4:
Surround yourself with people who want the same.
Weight loss tip #5:
NEVER give up!
Brittnie’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
5-6 egg whites, fruit, water, coffee or green tea. I have oatmeal some days.
Spinach leaves, cucumbers, banana pepper rings, raisins, olive and vinegar. Grilled chicken or tuna and a vegetable.
Spinach leaves, cucumbers, banana pepper rings, raisins, olive and vinegar. Grilled chicken or tuna and a vegetable (same as lunch).
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Protein shakes, almonds, apples, bananas.
Brittnie’s Weight Loss Workouts!
I do supersets a lot. I also never take breaks in between sets.
I do cardio 3-4 times a week.