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Veronica Rodriguez Gained Self Confidence And Lost Weight



Veronica Rodriguez Gained Self Confidence And Lost Weight

Veronica Rodriguez set herself up for failure before making changes. Here’s what she learned about not giving up.


Vital Stats:

Height: 5ft 5in

Before: Age: 29, Weight: 220lb

After: Age: 35, Weight: 155lb


The challenges

One of the challenges I faced was a lack of self-confidence. At the beginning, I was so embarrassed to work out at a gym because I felt like everyone would be starring and laughing at me.


The turning point

It was when I went to a clothes store one day and started crying in the fitting room because nothing fitted me. I was already in the plus size section and didn’t want to go bigger.


New goals

I was inspired by my cousin who was running half-marathons. I thought to myself “I can do this” and decided I wanted to run a half-marathon before I turned 30. I started jogging on the treadmill and then on the streets. Then I signed up for a 10k race, and in the same year completed my first half-marathon.


Staying motivated

Once I started seeing the pounds and inches drop I was determined to keep going. My husband was my biggest supporter and he was also on board with me. I also fell in love with indoor spin classes and how my instructor was always so pumped; it made me want to become a spin instructor myself. I’ve been teaching spin classes now for the last two years and it’s been an ace experience.


Keeping keen

1. I have dark chocolate in my bag and at home because sometimes, it just helps satisfies my cravings.

2. Write out your workout schedule for the week, but allow for flexibility.

3. Remember that setbacks happen. Stay focused and don’t give up.

4. Take photos along your journey and post on social media. It will help with accountability.


– RELATED: Christin Perkins Stopped Comparing Her Body And Found Happiness


Meal plan

I start meal prepping on Sunday nights and take all my meals and snacks to work. I also use My Fitness Pal to log all of my food which help keep me on track. It was tough and overwhelming at first but I got the hang of it.

Morning meals

Meal 1: 2 whole eggs, 2 pieces of Ezequiel bread, 1/2 avocado  (during workout) one scoop of BCAA & Glutamine.

Meal 2 (snack): Fruit and one scoop of protein with almond milk and greens.

Afternoon meals

Meal 3: 4oz lean meat, ∂ cup brown rice, veggies.

Meal 4 (snack): Turkey breast roll-ups or a small salad with 3oz chicken.

Evening meals

Meal 5 (snack): Fruit and almonds.

Meal 6: 4oz lean meat or salmon and a side of spring mix or veggies.


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