Weight loss Transformation Tuesday with Joanna Pace
I'd like to introduce the lovely Joanna Pace, she is such an inspiration. I have been following her sister Janet's Facebook Page Fitness to Faithfulness and I am truly grateful she was happy to share her transformation with us here today.
How fabulous does she look? Rocking it Mama Joanna, like a true rock star!!!
|Joanna dropped 3 jean sizes in less than 9 months!|
How old are you and please can you share your health and fitness journey to date?
I am 46 years old, married 25 years, and have three gorgeous children ages 23, 19, and 16. Ever since my pregnancies, I have always stayed active, working off the baby weight, doing aerobics. The older I got, extra weight was hanging on. I started running in 2000 and that seemed to work for awhile. Since, I turned 40, I was not happy with my body shape. I was working out hard, but never seeing any changes, weighing 150+ wanting to give up. I had the mindset that since I was working out, I could eat anything I wanted! Big mistake! I was negating everything I was working hard for! In Feb. 2012, I started Turbo Fire and loved it! But, still frustrated with no weight loss. I was still eating as I had always done thinking I was eating healthy! On August, 5, 2012, I decided to make a change and my healthy fitness journey began. I began to track my calories with the My Fitness Pal app, started making healthy eating choices, cut ALMOST all the sugar out of my diet, and worked out with Turbo Fire. Then, and only then, did I start seeing results! I was losing 1 lb. a week! By March 6, I had lost 24 lbs. weighing 126. I have had a 16% change in my body. I have lost 4 jean sizes! I am now a size 3!
What types of foods did you used to eat as a kid and young adult? What's changed since then?
As a kid and up until last August, I ate anything I wanted, mostly not healthy...casseroles, fried foods, desserts, fast food. I ate a ton of sugar and I snacked a lot! It didn't even register to me that I was eating unhealthy until I started tracking my calories. I was shocked! Now I do not go over my allotted calories for the day, no matter what. I cut out desserts and sugary snacks and I only allow something sweet if I have any calories left over. If I snack, it is fruit, veggies, or almonds. My biggest smile of the day is if I have enough calories left over to allow myself to have microwave popcorn in the evening! My eating has totally changed and I will never go back. It is a lifestyle change, for sure.
Do you play any sports or what sports do you like watching?
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