Hey there everyone!
I know Ive wrote this before but I am
writing it again, not just for me but for those friends that been asking
me my journey, my story, what got me on track.
It's not easy, but Imma keep pushin!
Here is a bit about me and my story with my weight gain/loss/gain then loss again!
May of 2015 i started getting back on track with my workouts.
I did the first 15 months at home and lost 115lbs joined Planet Fitness
in August 2016 and gained 40lbs back due to muscle gain, then pleateu'd
due to trainers telling me i wasn't eating enough to eat more..... But I
am still plowing though!
Measurements 2 days ago when I checked!
Hips starting over 100 inches, now 49.5!
Waist starting over 80 inches today 43.5!
Arms starting 28inches, today 16 inches (unflexed)!
Thighs starting over 40 inches around, today 24 inches!
I am hoping to lose my last 100lbs i gained from when I quit smoking
this year and be at my goal to cosplay She-Hulk at comicon in 2018!
Here is more of my story to understand my history/experience a bit!
I used to be 135 when i graduated high school back in 2000, but I will
tell you something that may or may not make sense to some of you.
I was always fit in shape and doing sports and track in high school I
got made fun of cause i was such a tomboy, I benched my weight (90lbs to
start and as I gained more muscle i lifted heavier, top weight 135 both
lifting and weighing) and did 600+lbs on my legs, I was strong and
bigger then the girls in my classes.
They used to ask the
teachers if i was on the wrong side of the class and if I should be with
the guys. They used to say I looked more like a boy then a girl....
when I graduated I looked a bit smaller then Dana Brooke from WWE.
I used to get made fun of and told that no guy would want me cause i
looked like a man or that unless i was skinny or fat no guy would have
When I graduated I was in a home for girls, even
then the girls there made fun of me and one time we went for makeovers
for a girls night out, when they came to find me they kept walking right
by me til I turned around when they said "Here is Tina!" One girl
busted out with "Omg, Tina looks like a girl!!" It was very hurtful.
From that day on I quit smoking and turned to food, Turned off one bad
habit to another. Once I started gaining the weight the guys started to
flock around me. I thought I was doing something right....
......which wasn't true.
I mean i worked at a coffee shop which was a bad start to it all, would
eat a dozen or more donuts a day AND didn't help I ate out often. I
dated a guy that we would spend $300 or more a month on food but never
eat at home. It was a bad rut I was in, didn't think anything of it.
Thought about it some after we split up but ended up going into a I
don't care phase.
I met my hubby though a friend we both knew
online, (I grew up in Canada i live in the USA with him now as most of
you have heard a billion times) the US is so much diff then back home!!
My hubby told me when I was in shape guys where most likely scared to
ask me out because I was so beautiful. He told me that I am beautiful
even now but when I get back in shape it will show along with my
Him and I been married since 2005, we got married on Valentines day.
Its been a rough road from trying to get down from 335ish (my top
weight) to where I am now, up and down over the years, I even dropped
half a person at one point (156lb loss), but because of all the making
fun of over the years I got scared and put the weight back on...
This time i wont let it!!
Im determined to get my weight off for good this time!
Also Cause I wanna cosplay She-Hulk at comicon next year cause one of
my friends said she would cosplay Hellcat since She-Hulk and Hellcat are
I wrote myself a list pros and cons of getting
healthy, made sure I was super mean to myself at the sametime, i had to
give myself tough love!
- Living a long time to spend with my hubby/family/friends
- Being able to do things (run/walk/lift etc) and not be outta breath
- Enjoy more of what life has to offer
to name a few things, the cons always out weigh'd the bad
- Dying early
- Leaving my family/hubby/friends behind
- Being so overweight when i do pass on they casket will cost more
being more heavy then my poor family having to carry my body being so
heavy someone may hurt themselves
- Having my hubby wait on me hand and foot cause id be so overweight i can't do things for myself (bathe, cook, clean etc)
- Health insurance costing more
- Not getting a lot with life insurance
to name a few other things, it keeps me motivated to get my ass in check even more!
It's just not workouts its your Diet too :)
Here is some tips that may help ya cause it did help me :D
Make sure your eating enough calories (woman 1200 or more a day no
less) reason no less your body will go into starvation mode and store
everything and turn it back into weight/fat.
Carbs make sure low
carb, cut back on white starch foods (potatoes, pasta etc) go half on
the servings or less. Add in healthy fats for snacks avocado, nuts etc. I
eat 3 meals and 3 snacks a day, keeps the metabolism up.
Increase your protein 150g or more per day, eat a lot of veggies (green
ones). Increase your fiber it helps keep everything moving. Drink 10+
glasses of water a day. Add spices to your food (talking hot spicy
stuff) as well as green tea and lemons. They help burn fat =)
Switch up your workouts, instead of doing just cardio, toss in some
weight training. Use a diff cardio machine instead of the same one you
been using everyday. The smaller you get the harder it gets cause it
takes 3500 BURNED calories to lose 1lb of fat. Make sure your not eating
processed food and check your sodium intake too, should be no more then
2500mg a day. To much sodium can cause you to hold water = weight gain.
So stay away from processed foods!
What ive learned in my up and
down weight loss/gain over the years, i hope it helps. Also make sure
your not eating back the calories you burned. Burned calories are just
that, it takes 3500 of them to lose 1lb remember that so if your eating
back your burned calories you wont see any results.
Hang in there you wanna do this, YOU CAN! YOU GOT THIS!
Stress can cause weight gain/plateau's too. One thing i learned and
anyone will say this, toss the scale away, just go by your clothes or
weighing once a month, stress = weight killer. Also be sure to get
6-8hrs of sleep a night cause that does help too!
I eat and do a
lot of protein cause i workout 5 days a week but 3 of those days im
training 2-3hrs with weights/core/cardio, 2 days im training 1-1.5 hrs
What I do:
Monday : Core/cardio
Tuesday : Conditioning/core/cardio
those 3 big days i workout 2-3hrs
those 2 cardio days i do 1 to 1.5hrs of training
I always take fri/sat off
Your body always needs a day of rest and a day between upper/lower etc
to recover, you don't you will have higher risk of injury and your body
wont recover properly, eat more protein too, it helps recovery
2 years next month since I got started back on track!!
Over 100lbs down too!
Gained 200lbs when i quit smoking getting it off for good this time!
I don't weigh myself often but last time i hopped on my scale it says im truckin 100lbs of muscle now on my total weight WOO!
It's not easy, im going the old fashioned route, clean diet and exercise, once in awhile a cheat meal but busting my ass.
I haven't had any surgery, I will be honest years and years back I did
try diet pills but the weight came back twice as fast when I stopped
taking them, cause it caused high blood pressure. Which I should be off
those meds soon, I was desperate cause I had a 8 month plateau that was
haunting me. But I learned my lesson on that!
No taking the easy way out!
But lets get it done!
Thanks to all those family friends and even hubby for being my
cheerleaders i couldn't have gotten this far without you all, thank you!
I look up to a lot of the ladies from WWE for inspiration these ladies are amazing, keep doing what you do!