Transformation of the Day: Candice lost 37 pounds. Tired of starting over and yo-yo dieting, she decided to reach out to an online training program for help. By focusing on nutrition and doing resistance training, she has seen her body transform. Check out her journey.

Candice before and after

Age: 40
Height: 5’6″
Starting Weight: 271.8 pounds
Current Weight: 234.7 pounds
Total Weight Loss: 37 pounds
Representing: Virginia

What was your motivation?
I was tired of starting over. I came to terms with the fact that my goals were not going to become a reality unless I did the work and became consistent. I looked at photos of the Fitness of Fire” Online Training Members and found motivation there. I also got motivation from my family, who allowed me to take care of me for a change.

What inspired you to start your weight loss journey?
One day in 2010, I got on the scale and saw I weighed 250lbs, the heaviest I had ever been. I decided to do Weight Watchers, but I would still go back and forth into the yo-yo effect with my weight loss. I would never get past 4 months before I would use an obstacle or any challenge as the reason why I did not continue with a healthy lifestyle.

How did you change your eating habits?
My eating habits stayed about the same. I already knew the textbook tools for losing fat, but nutrition was not my mindset. With the help of  num nutritionist, NutritionistGuru, I was able to understand nutrition as opposed to just eating healthy and not knowing what MY body needs.

What did you cut back on?
Beef and pork were the two proteins I removed and replaced with Bison, veal, and lamb. Also, I still had the occasional “treat,” but not enough or so often that it would sabotage my progress.

What did your workout routine consist of?
To my surprise, I was”killing” myself in the gym or doing home workout programs, and I had not lost the amount of fat I did by simply doing the resistance training in the Fitness on Fire” Program that was given by my Online trainer, King of the Fire. I would do this activity 5-6 days per week

How long did your transformation take?
It took about 19 weeks to lose the fat, in the 10th week is when I started to feel and see a difference in my midsection. If my midsection was going down, I was on board and wanted to continue to see the end result. My confidence grew a little, and that is what pushed me. Confidence.

Fitness on Fire gave me Accountability. We have to be accountable for our behaviors. The behaviors that I was demonstrating toward my health and lifestyle were damaging. I looked back on my before photo and was in amazement of how I treated myself. I tried to do better, but I needed that push. “Fitness on Fire” provided the heat under my coat tail that I needed to keep going and stand firm on my commitment.

What advice do you have for people who want to lose weight?
Take charge. We sit and create the body we don’t want with no problem but then don’t want to work and create the body that we do want. Do the time, do the work and work on the mental aspects as well. I prayed A LOT.

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