weight loss journey18 Month Weight Loss Journey My name is Monica and I am getting married in 25 days! I have been on a weight loss journey for about 18 months now. I have struggled with my weight for a big part of my adult life. I’ve had my ups and downs where I would go on a really strict diet and lose weight and then gain it back plus some. I reached a point where I was really unhappy with myself and my body. I hated shopping (nothing ever fit!) and I hated how I looked. I made a decision that I would lose weight and keep it off for good. A big part of my motivation though was when my fiance proposed. I wanted to be happy with the way I looked in my wedding dress. Those pictures would last a lifetime and I wanted to be happy with myself looking back at them! My mentality though was that this is a lifestyle change. Yes I wanted to lose weight for the wedding, but I wasn’t going to let myself get back to where I was. I was going to lose weight and keep it off!

“Twenty five Days till wedding and I am 60 pounds lighter!”

My success is owed in large part to Cris, at Yvette Salva Fitness. Without her, I can honestly say that I wouldn’t be where I am today. Cris was a huge motivation. Meeting with her every week kept me accountable for how much weight I lost on a weekly basis and gave me the drive I needed to get through the week. We would do strength training when we met and I’d go to the gym and do mostly cardio along with a couple of the “10 in 10 workout video” segments. The weight was coming off and I was loving it!! I even ordered my wedding dress two and a half sized smaller and when it arrived it was big! My wedding is right around the corner and I will probably only lose a couple more pounds until then, but up until today I’ve lost about 60 pounds! I’m a lot happier with the way I look but not completely there yet. I’m determined to continue losing weight until I’m 100% satisfied! My fiance and my family have been a huge support system and I’m excited to continue this journey that Cris helped me start.
Cris here! All I have to say about this girl is DEDICATION!!! I knew the day I met Monica that she was completely committed to making her weight loss happen. During our very first workout, she worked so hard till she literally got sick in the bathroom. I thought that she was going to leave but NOPE! This girl cleaned up, pulled herself together and finished her entire workout! Now if that doesn’t scream dedication……. (remember that Monica?) I knew your big day would come in the blink of an eye and here we are!!! You are going to be looking and feeling like a million bucks walking down that aisle! I am so very proud of all you have accomplished thus far! Way to go girl! YOU DID IT!