Edna lost 50 pounds | Black Weight Loss Success

Transformation of the Day: Edna lost 50 pounds. Since 2015, she has worked with a caring trainer and made clean eating and exercise a lifestyle. She overcame some challenges during her journey, including the passing of her beloved husband due to Leukemia. At 56 years young, she is thriving. 

I’ve worked out with Personal Trainer since April 2015. I was training for a year when the first picture was taken at a function and posted on Facebook. When I saw it, I was disgusted to the point of crying. Also, my knees were very painful, and I was borderline diabetic. 

That photo helped me find my motivation to increase my training days from three days a week to five days a week, and include more cardio. My husband and family, along with my gym family, really gave me the support I needed, and my trainer didn’t hold back. As hard as it is, I love it.

After four years of training hard and eating clean, my husband was diagnosed with Leukemia. After a year and a half of hard treatments, I lost the man I had been with since I was 17 years old. After losing him, I started picking the weight back up while still training, but I was not eating clean. I gained close to 20 pounds back! 

My trainer called me out, but I already knew what was going on. I really didn’t care, but my trainer told me that he did, and that got me going again. I have gotten back on track, and 10 of the 20 I gained is gone. My weight goal is 155 pounds, but I prefer to track inches. When I saw my before/after photos side by side, I was like OMG!  

What was your starting weight? What is your current weight
I’ve gone from 209 pounds to 159 pounds. I’m 56 years old now.

What is your height?
About 5 feet tall.

How did you change your eating habits?
No bread, No Sweets, and a gallon of water a day – I completely took bread and sugar out of my diet. I ate grilled fish and chicken a lot, with veggies and fruit only. No sugary snacks. No fried foods or fast food. 

How often did you workout?
I trained with my personal trainer at Mitchell Pro Health 4-5 days a week doing weight training and lots of circuit training and cardio. Cardio and clean eating is a must. 

What advice would you like to share with women who want to lose weight?
Stay consistent and know that you’re going to have discouraging days. Also, the scale is not your friend, so don’t focus on the scale. Your clothes will show your work.

Instagram: @youngedna

Edna before and after

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