Life is filled with struggles. Financial, health, relationship, and many other challenges are faced by people. Some individuals take control of their lives and work towards becoming the best version of themselves. The following people made a conscious decision to transform their lives, worked hard to do so, and achieved incredible results.
Their determination and success are inspiring. The Transformation in One Year The difference a year can make is remarkable. Amber Neale struggled with unhealthy eating habits for years. She would eat from morning until night, using food as an escape from her overwhelming feelings of depression. After seeking therapy, she recognized the unhealthy nature of her habits and decided to make a change.
Tracking Meals and Almost No Sugar
Kari Hammond’s life changed when she realized how much her unhealthy life choices were impacting her teenage daughter. She did not want to see her young daughter’s life negatively affected by her choices and so decided to make a full 180 change. Kari began to eat much smaller portions and track everything that she ate. She chose fruits and vegetables over processed sugars and began an intense 40-minute exercise in the morning.
After some time, she saw the results she was looking for and couldn’t be more proud of herself. What was her main trick to maintaining it the entire time? She would track her meals before she ate…not after or the next day when you are more likely to forget.
Emotional Wellness Is the Key to Everything
Some people think that physical wellness is as simple as eating healthily and exercising regularly, however, there are many more layers involved. Emotional wellness plays a key role in physical wellness. Lindsay Griffiths started to lose track of her health as she suffered from depression caused by an abusive boyfriend. Even after they broke up, it was difficult for her to get back to her old self with healthy living habits.
She decided that she would give up almost all processed sugars and start to actually read the labels on food packaging.It was crazy to see the difference such a simple choice could make in someone’s life.
Not Even Thyroid Cancer Could Stop Her
Giovanna Baratto was serving in the military as a computer software specialist when she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. She was discharged from the army and began a daily struggle with her metabolism. Despite the odds being against her, she found a way to beat her difficult situation and signed up for a cycling team for wounded warriors. With the additional help of a personal trainer, she was able to achieve the impossible.
She never let all the discouragement get to her. Instead of giving up against this terrible disease, she fought strongly and prevailed through hard work and commitment.
That Isn’t How She Wanted to Look for Her Wedding Day
Your wedding day is one of the most important and memorable days of your life. People spend hours upon hours looking through old wedding photos with fond memories. When Jennifer Ginley’s boyfriend proposed to her, she was elated but also not so satisfied with her appearance at the time. She decided that before saying yes to the man of her dreams, she had to make some lifestyle changes.
By keeping a food diary and restructuring her entire diet, she was able to see incredible progress just in time for her to say yes to her husband-to-be!
An Easy and Convenient Workout Routine
Being a mother is one of the most difficult jobs in the world. The work never ends and it is difficult to find time for yourself. Chelsey Bauman, a mother of two small children, always strived to achieve the best version of her physical health, but the tasks of motherhood didn’t leave her with quite enough time. However, after downloading an app that helped her find convenient, manageable workouts, she was able to make a serious change.
It’s important to start out with doable tasks. If you set your goals too high from the beginning it can become overwhelming and too difficult to achieve. Chelsea started with just 5 minutes a day and saw amazing results!
All Because He Couldn’t Keep up on a Hike
Hiking is challenging for many people, but even more so if you have extra weight on your body. Jeremiah Peterson was 40 years old when he went for a hike with his family and was ashamed when he could not keep up with his children. That was all it took for him to realize it was time to make a drastic change in his way of life.
After going on the keto diet, cutting out alcohol, and starting to exercise and hike outdoors, he was able to become the version of himself that he had always dreamed of, and most importantly, he became a better father.
She Did It All for Her Daughter
Family is arguably the most important thing in life and although there are many other inspirational reasons to turn your life around, family is undoubtedly the best reason of all. Tiffany Erin Humphries realized that if she wanted to live a long, healthy life and see her daughter grow up, she needed to make a drastic change to her health. After committing to jogging regularly and making healthier food choices, she managed to do exactly that.
Tiffany could not find the motivation to change her lifestyle for many years, not even when she was turned away from a ride at Six Flags due to her weight. The only thing that could give her the inspiration she needed was her family.
Vision Boards Helped Her Keep Her Focus
People have many different ways that help them to achieve their goals. For Ingrid Rinck, the best way to keep her on track was to make a vision board. On that vision board, she posted photos of her goals whether it was a picture of a healthy family, outfits that she was hoping to wear one day, or beach vacations. This helped her keep her focus even in the most difficult times.
Another key to her success was deciding to eat only when she was truly hungry. The minute she felt comfortably full, she would stop eating rather than continue until she was too full.
The Struggles of Post-Pregnancy
Pregnancy is one of the most beautiful things that can happen as you are bringing life into the world, and yet it certainly takes a toll on the body unlike anything else. For many women, including Jessica Simpson, it can be very difficult to maintain your pre-pregnancy state. For celebrities like Jessica Simpson, who constantly have the spotlight on them, it can be even harder to struggle without receiving the judgment of millions of judgemental viewers.
After giving birth to her third child, Jessica Simpson was able to reach a weight that she was happy with. Hopefully, the hateful tabloids were not the inspiration behind this change!
She Won the Battle Against Her Thyroid Condition
Some people are presented with extra struggles when it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Desiree Alexis-Kae Mize was diagnosed with hypothyroidism which caused her to have an extraordinarily slow metabolism. This led to her struggling with her weight for years of her life. When her doctor recommended gastric bypass surgery (reducing the size of her stomach), she knew that this was her best chance of escaping the challenge of her condition.
The surgery helped Desiree get her life together. Although she still had to make sure to maintain a healthy workout schedule and eating habits, it was the first step she needed to help her on her journey.