Not every body “transformation” is the result of punishing workouts or drastic diets.
You can see, Anne slimmed down and shaped up, and nothing she did can be described as “extreme.”
Anne started training with her daughter, so they could both make an effort to be healthier and stronger.
In addition to her strength workouts, Anne made a point to walk more every day. Like many people, she works a job that keeps her at a desk or sitting in meetings a lot, so she had to really make a conscious effort to walk at lunch and before or after work.
As far as diet, Anne still enjoys her favorite foods, but she is more mindful about what and how much she eats.
Simply by reducing her snacking and cutting portion sizes down a bit, Anne was able to lose body fat and improve her health, and it didn’t feel too difficult.
While a year passed between these two photos, Anne was able to get results from consistent walking, strength training and mindful eating in about six months or so, and then kept it off by keeping up that new lifestyle.
Fitness, health and weight loss are not an end “destination.” They are a long-term lifestyle change.
Because Anne made small changes that weren’t too difficult to keep up, she’s having no trouble maintaining her results.
While losing weight (30 pounds!), inches, body fat and dropping clothing sizes are certainly worth celebrating, Anne has also gotten healthier and stronger, which will benefit her for years to come.