Da Frances Carpenter fra Californien, USA, var 25 år, vejede hun 151 kilo.
Hun var afhængig af fastfood, men da et familiemedlem efter sigende døde på grund af overvægt, tog hun en vigtig beslutning om at tabe sig.
Det skriver Mirror.
- Jeg havde et meget lavt selvværd, var ked af det og deprimeret. Jeg havde meget lidt energi, fordi jeg var så stor, så jeg gik ikke ud eller deltog i noget socialt, fortæller hun ifølge Mirror og fortsætter:
- Jeg var der, hvor jeg vidste, at diabetes kunne blive et sundhedsproblem for mig, hvis jeg ikke ændrede mine vaner. Jeg havde ikke lyst til at være på medicin af mit liv på grund af noget, jeg selv kunne kontrollere. Jeg har set familiemedlemmer miste deres liv på grund af deres vægt, og det ville jeg ikke have skulle ske for mig
Yes, I know, I use this before image a lot but for good reason.. This before picture has been such a staple to my own motivation! One of the most FAQ I get asked is where do I find my motivation? Well you’re looking at it, that’s me standing there in a 2 piece bathing suit weighing over 331lbs.. How could that NOT motivate me every day? Weight loss is 110% mental, it's a head game. I'm getting ready to get off work right now and head to the gym for my second workout of the day.. and, in my head I'm telling myself it's ok Franny you worked hard this morning take the evening off to relax. Guess what Franny? We don't have time to relax, you have "relaxed" the last 10+ years of your life. The grind doesn't stop, I can't stop pushing myself because if I stop this time I won't start again.. this is it for me!! It's scary to think about falling off track or losing sight of my goals. Hard work is scary; a lot of people don’t want to put in the hard work. Anything that you’re scared of is probably the exact fear you need to overcome. Everyone wants a quick fix; I wanted a quick fix for a long time. I tried everything, and I mean everything. But finally I found my not so quick, QUICK FIX. Diet and exercise it has been a year and a half of HARD WORK!! I’m nowhere near perfect; I have a lot more fat to lose, loose skin that irritates the fuck out of me and at times holds me back in my workouts but the only way I’m going to fix those things is through continued hard work. I know my body won’t ever fully recover from the damage I did over the years but I’m so grateful to be in this state of mind now, where I’m no longer scared or held back by negative thoughts. It sounds dramatic but literally every day I am fighting for my life, fighting to be a healthier Franny. Fighting to show you guys its possible to naturally lose this weight! 331 lbs 204 lbs for those who ask I'm 5'4 ______________________________________ #anaheim #orangecounty #yorbalinda #fitspo #Weightloss #transformation #weight #motivation #fitfam #squats #beforeandafter #beforeandduring #crossfit #Crossfitgirls #chickswholift #Weightlifting #cardio #instafit #foodie #addiction #macros #lowcarb #gym
For at øge motivationen valgte hun at dokumentere sit vægttab på Instagram, hvor hun løbende har delt før- og efter-billeder. Frances Carpenter, der i dag er 28 år, startede derfor med at droppe fastfooden til fordel for sund mad - og så begyndte hun til crossfit.
- Crossfit har fuldstændig ændret min træning. Det var virkelig det, jeg manglede, siger hun ifølge Mirror.
I don't do it for the gram I do for Comppp..... JUSSSSS KIDDING OF COURSE I DO IT FOR THE GRAM. So glad the week is over guys I didn't know if I was going to make it through, 60+ hours of work late nights, early mornings and still made all my workouts.. it's all worth it. It's hard, somedays I want to throw in the towel but I just keep moving forward. That's the only direction I'm allowing myself to move now days. Not only through my weight loss journey but through all other aspects of my life. My life truly is JUST starting at 28... but, you know what they say, better late than never. I hope you all do what you need to do to get to where you want to be, whatever that means to you. We all have different goals, different starting points and different endings but we're all so much alike at the same time, thanks for all the motivation you guys give me everyday it fuels my fire like you wouldn't believe. Start weight: 331 lbs (1/1/16) Current weight: 206 lbs (this morning) #weightloss #weightlossjourney #facetime #facetofacefriday #Gym #Fitness #Fitfam #Goals #wednesday #Friday #kendricklamar #GymRat #beastmode #weightlifting #crossfit #crossfitgirls #Work #motivation #beforeandafter #curvygirl #curves
I dag har Frances Carpenter næsten tabt 60 kilo og vejer nu 92 kilo.
- Ingen kommer til at holde dig i hånden, ingen sørger for, at du står op om morgenen og tager i fitness-centret. Det er 100 % dit ansvar, skriver hun blandt andet på Instagram.