For many of us, the quest to lose weight is a permanent struggle. It can be challenging to stay disciplined and even decide where to start.
Keely Dellit, a mom of three, was the largest she had ever been and decided it was time to change her life for the sake of herself and her children.
She completely transformed her lifestyle by performing one small change each week, and the results were nothing short of inspiring.
Keely reveals that she was an extremely active child, but at the age of 14, the weight started piling on after getting her first job at a fast food restaurant.
After high school when she moved out on her own, her weight continued to increase followed by having three beautiful children in just three years. She said that when she stepped on the scale only days after giving birth to her third child, she weighed 278 pounds.
She was the biggest she had ever been and decided to do something for her own health as well as to be the best mom possible to her kids.
“At first, I didn’t cut out the fast food and treats that I loved; I simply chose smaller portions (like a small fry instead of a medium size),” says Keely.
“Then, I gradually made slightly healthier substitutions (grilled chicken instead of crispy, for example). Once I got used to that, I swapped out soda for juice and then traded that for sparkling water. Those tiny, gradual changes allowed me to slowly transform my lifestyle,” Keely said.
She started by exercising more regularly, taking daily walks around the park with her kids before joining her first boot camp class.
In the first 14 months, Keely lost a staggering 125 pounds. And she loved her boot camp class so much that she is now a personal trainer and currently teaches that very same class.
“Sometimes I felt like I was missing out by saying no to things like cupcakes or pizza, and I still struggle with those feelings,” Keely explains.
“Every day I have to decide to be mindful of my food choices and portion sizes. I learned that the trick to long-term weight management and health is to start slow and focus on all the little successes along the way — and now I want to pass that information on.”
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