Nowadays something we all face as individuals is weight loss. I know I, myself… face this challenge on a day to day basis. This is why the story I wish to share will motivate others to take the step to making the change.
Anyway, some of you may be wondering what my post is about or who it may be about. It’s about my neighbor back home in Ocala, FL. She is not just my neighbor, or friend, but truly a family member. When we purchased our home back in 2008, and moved in… we built a bond with her family that is as strong as an ionic bond, and I am thankful to have the wonderful opportunity to share with you her story.
I introduce to you Nena… she is the C.E.O of her home, raises 2 beautiful daughters, cooks warm scrumptious meals for her hubby, and still has found the time to put herself first.
When I saw how hard she has been working toward attaining her goals I immediately seized the opportunity to share with you her story.
Nena what motivated you to lose weight?
“My kids... it is important for me to be fit, and to become youthful for my kids! Especially because they are so active.” Nena has two beautiful daughters both filled with exuberant amounts of energy!
Her advice to other women:
“Crash diets are a NO-NO! If you go for the crash diet you will end up gaining back the weight you’ve lost and maybe even more. Set a goal for you and call it a lifestyle change it tends to be more realistic and it is applied as an everyday routine.”
“A change in diet is an absolute way for one to gain or lose weight. If you eat less processed foods, junks foods, and carbohydrates, you will lose weight, and if you eat more you will gain.
“If you do not feel comfortable working out in front of strangers or are self conscious, start off by walking outside, it’s just as great as long as you keep a pace where your heart rate is up.”
I asked her initially what made her realize she gained weight and this is what she said:
“I noticed I put on weight after I had my 1st child. After that I just super sized up year after year.”
Nena dedicated 5 days out of her week for an hour and a half to her workouts. She says that is her time to where she turns off her cellular device, blocks everything out, and focuses on her.
She feels it is an advantage having the support of family, friends, or loved ones. She says, “For someone to just say great going, good job, you look great. Keeps the motivation going and makes you feel that each little bit you lose is noticed and people care for your victory.”
Well, Nena… keep up the good work and best wishes to you! I know you will attain the goals you wantJ! Your story is motivational to so many different people out there that are scared to take the step, but now will. Thank you again for allowing me to share with everyone!
My mantra is: In order to BE THE CHANGE… you have to MAKE THE CHANGE.
Until the next time keep it spicy,