Name's Autumn, I'm a Registered Veterinary Technician & I live in good ol' Indiana. I'm 22 years old & have always been "the fat girl". I am slowly but surely becoming the FIT girl instead. I started my journey in December of 2011. I ran my first 1/2 marathon in December of 2012.
I obtained my Personal Trainer Certification in April of 2013, and as of June 2013 I am a Certified Nutrition Advisor.
I'm here to help if any of you have any questions or just need encouragement. I've been in your shoes. It always helps to have a little support. Just think of me as your favorite sports bra. ;)
Highest Weight: Right around 250#
Starting Weight: 244#
Current Weight: 191# (12.5.13)
Goal Weight: 170#
Ultimate Goal Weight: 150#
Inches Lost: 58"
Percentage of Body Weight Lost: 29.5%
Hi there! I just saw your before and afters and you are looking great!! Good job! I am on a weight loss journey too and I must say, what you've accomplish is very impressive! :D
Yay! Thank you!! I really appreciate that.
And keep up the great work. :D
Yoga tonight…so my mom was the only student I had come to class. Which I cannot complain, it was nice to spend one-on-one time with her. And we still got a really good session in. Needless to say it was a little more chill. It was only my second class, and my first class I had 5 at; so so far so good. But here are a few pictures. I’m getting there.💚
If anyone ever wonders where I find my motivation, it’s the girl on the left. If you wonder why I have such a passion for others’ health, fitness, and well-being, this is why. I know how it feels to be healthy, successful, and to accomplish a goal that at first seems near-impossible. I don’t give up on myself, I’m worth it. I don’t let negativity or negative people drag me down. And I wish I could instill that into everyone.
Your transformation is amazing
Thank you very much. I’ve busted my ass for what I’ve accomplished. :D
I know, shocking right!? I feel like I have had so much going on in life since last time I blogged! So let’s play catch-up.
I am now a certified Yoga instructor and I teach classes at a studio called The VENUE in Groveland, Indiana. I had my first class there yesterday and I LOVE it!
I still have nutrition clients here and there.
I signed up for my first obstacle mud run that I will be participating in on May 31st.
Uhmm…let’s see. I’m chilling right around 190 but my body looks so much different than it has, it’s crazy how long it takes for everything to settle and adjust.
I think I may save up and get a half-sleeve. I’ve been contemplating it a looot.
I dunno. I’m just hanging out and enjoying life as much as I can. And it’s wonderful. So let me bomb your dash with random selfies /catch-up pics!
So here is the studio where I teach. I’m in love with it:
And now a ridiculous amount of selfies but I feel like I don’t look the same as I did last time I blogged:
Hey! I think you are amazing! I was just wondering if you could help me I want to start running and get ready to do the colour run this year but I find that I run quite heavy footed so when I'm on a treadmill it's super loud and I get stared at quite a lot, do you have any advice for running lighter? Thanks in advance! xx
You may be “heavy footed” due to your foot strike. Focus on landing midfoot rather than on your heels. That, and landing on the heels is no good for the knees. Maybe try searching like Runner’s World Magazine’s site for good form running and see! That should help. :)
Hey missy!! I miss seeing u on my dash!!! I was thinking about doing that 7 day cleanse again do u have the info handy?? Thanks luv!!😘
My suggestion would be maybe go to my blog and search the word “cleanse”. That’s always how I have to reference back to it, haha. I hope you’re doing well!
Where did u go?
I got sucked into being crazy busy with life!! I apologize. :/
In case you need a reminder, you are an awesome person and such an inspiration :)
I love you, whoever you are. :-)
hi! m 17 years old. I'm very fat! m about 200lbs.I'm too short ,5', so I look morbidly obese( i am kind of). my goal weight is 110lbs according to my height. I don't eat that much junk food but i keep on getting fat. probably my metabolism isn't ggod enough!! I did go to gym but after a while had to leave it due to some stuff. I saw your before and after and i was touched.how did you do this? what should I do? help me!
Just pick a place and start from there. I would recommend you start by counting your calories, and I would also recommend using the My Fitness Pal app/website. It will help keep you accountable, reach daily goals, and realize what exactly you put into your body.
You don’t need a gym membership to be healthy! Look in stores like Walmart, Target, etc… right now. They have sooo many work out DVD’s on sale due to the new year coming up. I personally love anything Jillian Michaels!! She kicks ass. Maybe start with the 30 Day Shred. She includes modifications and you can work your way up through 3 different levels at your own pace. Go on walks. Moving is better than being sedentary.
And surround yourself with positive, encouraging people. I live by the saying “you become like the 5 people you’re around most often”. SO so true. I use to surround myself with alcoholics and partiers. I now surround myself with health-conscious, positive people and it makes such a difference.
I hope this has helped!! :-)
I am well on my way to smashing my end of 2013 goals and my 2014 resolutions. Although I don’t think I will meet my goal of lower 180’s by New Year’s, I’m not mad. I’m so healthy at this point in my life, and so happy with myself, I feel amazing.
Transformation Tuesday, wuddup!? Sooo glad I’m back on the right track. Those two girls are totally different people.
It has been brought to my attention that one of my before and after pictures was stolen. Again. So, give em hell. I already have: