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My weight loss: Before & After

How did you lose weight? Simply eating healthy, portion control & moderate/rigorous exercise. It took me about a year and a half to get to where I am today. I didn’t count calories like a crazy person, but I tried not to exceed 1200 calories a day. *The amount of calories one should eat is determined by their stats (height/weight/bmi/built/etc)*. I exercised 3-5 times a week. My workout routine consisted of: 5-10 minute warm up/stretch. 30-40 minutes cardio (elliptical/treadmill—> running alternating intervals of walking). 5 minute cool down. 15-20 minutes strength training. I cut out absolutely all drinks besides water & unsweetened tea/green tea. & finally of course it took a lot of self discipline, dedication, motivation (as well as support from my family and friends). Any other specifics… don’t hesitate to ask! You can read a list of some general tips I’ve provided here.

Click here for a list of some of my favorite meal and snack ideas!

Click here to read my new & improved summer workout routine!

Weight maintenance tips here!

Some more FAQs:

How tall are you? 5'0 ft

Highest, lowest & current weight? 160, 85 & 95

Is it best to eat before or after working out? See my answer here!

Favorite songs to workout to? Click here for my current playlist!

How to reduce/prevent stretch marks? See answer here!

Tips to stay motivated? See my answer here!

PS!! Exciting news!! I’m on page 101 in the June/July 2012 issue of Seventeen mag!!!!