Why did you want to lose weight?
The decisive moment for me was during vacation in January 2018 when my jeans no longer fit. I had only bought them 3 months before. I had to go back to my room and put something else on because I couldn't breath in my jeans. I thought to myself that I can't just buy new pants every 3 months because I keep gaining weight.
"Feeling comfortable is your own skin is an indescribable feeling and is something your should experience for yourself."
Right when we got back from vacation, my husband pulled the dusty crosstrainer out of storage for me. It wasn't long before I remembered all of the failed attempts I had had with the crosstrainer.
I looked for an app that could help me control and improve my diet. That's when I came across YAZIO.
What goals did you want to reach?
First, I wanted to get below 154 lb. Four months later, I bought myself a new workout outfit as a reward.
How did you reach your goals?
I started to reduce my portions, to listen to my stomach and to stop eating as soon as I was full. Low-carb diets, or anything similar, were out of the question since I wouldn't be able to integrate them into my daily routine well. I also didn't want to miss out on going to different restaraunts and, instead, compensated with trips to the gym. I also started using the crosstrainer. I started with 3 days a week for 30 minutes and increased from there.
After about 6 months, I increased my training to 4 times per week for 45 minutes. I also go to the gym about 3 to 4 times a week and do a combination of conditioning and strength training to help tone my body. Thanks to support from my husband, who continues to cook delicious, fresh and healthy meals for me, I was able to stay disciplined and continue on the road to my dream body.
How did YAZIO help you?
YAZIO showed me how many calories were in the foods I was eating, something I never put much thought into before. When I used to eat noodles, it would be 300 g of noodles with 200 g of cheese. Now, I know how much exercise I have to do to burn 100 calories. In addition, I can better estimate the macros in foods and know how much protein I need to consume to optimize muscle buildling.
Did you have setbacks?
When the scale didn't budge for 3 long weeks or I only lost a very little amount of weight, I started doubting if I was doing the right thing. Of course, there were a few days when I wasn't so disciplined. The most important thing is to get back up and keep going. On days that I was feeling really bad, I wouldn't count calories. Instead, I continued on as usual the next day.
What tips do you have for other users?
I would advise others not to prohibit foods and to never give up, even if things get difficult and the temptation is strong. It helps to keep your eye on the prize and remember how you want to look or feel. Small, incremental goals followed by rewards helped me stay on track. It's just important that the reward isn't food. Exercise is also a great balance if you're working an office job and, it not only helps to support your weight loss, but makes you feel better in general.
What are your future goals?
My next goal is to continue decreasing my body fat percentage and to build muscle. Essentially, I would like to get a lot fitter!
Why do you want to tell your story?
My story should serve as motivation and show that you can drastically change your life in a short amount of time. Feeling comfortable is your own skin is an indescribable feeling and is something your should experience for yourself.