Family Status: Single
Hometown: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 49 pounds!
Starting Weight: 178 pounds
Current Weight: 129 pounds
Martina’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
I became unhappy with my weight about year ago as I began my sophomore year of college.
What made you decide to lose weight?
I decided to lose weight when I started wearing a pant size in the high double digits and when I noticed that while walking (even short distances), I always had a shortness of breath.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
The most important changes I made to lose weight were to exercise daily, eat healthy and most importantly, count my calories.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
The most challenging was giving up certain foods that I loved eating that weren’t good for me.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
I started to see results within the first 3 weeks.
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
It took me about 6 months to reach my goal weight.
How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
I have maintained my weight loss for almost 5 months now, by just continuing to eat healthy, doing cardio and full body workouts, drinking LOTS OF WATER and counting my calories.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
My life has changed tremendously in many ways but most of all I am HAPPY and more CONFIDENT! I feel healthy, fit, and most of all can wear clothes I haven’t worn in years. It’s such a great feeling!
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
ShapeFit.com has helped me by reading some of their weight loss success stories.
Martina’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Drink lots of water.
Weight loss tip #2:
Count your calories and eat healthy meals.
Weight loss tip #3:
Exercise, be consistent and push yourself.
Weight loss tip #4:
Don’t weigh yourself everyday because you may get discouraged.
Weight loss tip #5:
Remember your goal.
Martina’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
Oatmeal or a Special K cereal bar or yogurt or fruit.
Grilled chicken salad with fat-free dressing or a sandwich with turkey, lettuce and tomatoes or some boiled eggs.
Grilled chicken with mixed veggies.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Special K bars, Fiber One bars, fruit, yogurt.
Martina’s Weight Loss Workouts!
I do basic weight training workouts.
I do cardio 5 days a week for about 2 hours a day (power walking on treadmill with an incline and the elliptical machine). I go for about 3 or 4 miles on each machine.