Today’s transformation is Tabitha! Like many of us, Tabitha tried a lot of fad diets which are actually very unhealthy. From starving herself with calorie-counting, to Slim Fast and Weight Watchers (which are as UN-natural as you can get–just read those labels!). She tried to get the body she wanted without the education behind it.
When you stick to truly HEALTHY eating and nutrition, teamed with effective excessive (not hours on the treadmill), you not only feel amazing, you get results!
Here’s Tabitha’s transformation story in her own words:
These two photos seem like two different girls to me. The girl on the left was depressed just wanting so bad to be the girl I felt I was on the inside. I always felt like I was the skinny girl stuck in a chubby girls body. I’ve done so many yo-yo diets in high school.
I drank Slim Fast shakes and took diet pills, I tried starving myself because I just felt so fat and disgusted with myself.
I counted calories I got really obsessed with it. I would try to eat only 1000 calories a day then I would go workout at the gym which really meant just using the treadmill and bike a ton because I had no idea how to use weights and thought they would make me bulky and I wanted to look slim.
After that I did the whole Weight Watchers thing which I loved the accountability of the meetings. But I wasn’t eating healthy at all. I was eating their pre-packaged Weight Watchers foods which well…aren’t healthy for you.
I didn’t read labels I would just go by the points. And if I had left over points I would binge on candy because I had left over points instead of eating fruits and veggies which were free points anyway.
My mom had started doing Beachbody programs at this same time she was doing 21 Day Fix and was loosing weight which had me curious so I joined in doing it with her. She even let me try Shakeology and I was in love! We started to keep each other accountable to our workouts everyday. I was still doing Weight Watchers so I thought the portion control containers were weird and I was still doing my points system.
But I decided to give it a try because WHY NOT?
Once I added that and started doing all three of those things I was in shock of how my body was changing and how different I felt in my body and what it could do. I felt healthy and happy and for the first time in my life I was falling in love with myself.
It’s funny because the photo on the right I’m wearing boy shorts the girl on the left would never have done that or felt comfortable doing that. I finally feel like the girl I saw in my head all these years.