My Diva Diet and Fitness Challenge is coming along slowly but surely. Â I’m still making strides, literally. Â After a week of serious effort that included an hour-long walk home over the Brooklyn Bridge several times last week, taking Natren’s Healthy Trinity and Healthy Tummy probiotic supplements, and cutting down on the carbs and sweets, I’ve lost a couple pounds. Â
I know, however, that for lasting results I need to pump up the cardio. Â And I can look to my own cousin, Janine Norris of Baltimore, for inspiration.
The busy director of health services and mother of two knew she had to literally get her rear in gear after experiencing problems with elevated blood pressure, high cholesterol, and fatigue. Â To make matters worse, the fashion plate couldn’t fit into her favorite clothes. Â
Here’s Janine’s weight loss success story:
Starting weight: 192
Current weight: 160
How’d you do it: I lostÂ 32lbs in 4 monthsÂ through exercise, running, and dietary changes.Â Every morning I do 30 minutes ofÂ cardio using a stair climber or elliptical machine.Â I incorporate weight training every other day and on the weekend I go running (6-8 miles).Â I eat fish and chicken and mostly salads.Â I’ve met my goal but I’m still interested in toning up.
Favorite beauty products: Oil of Olay, Lancome Mascara, and MAC lipstick/gloss
Favorite places to shop: Nordstrom, Talbot’s, and Ann Taylor
Real World Hot Mama Makeover Alert: Are Â you a woman of color who has recently lost weight, revamped your wardrobe or made some other significant beauty, fashion, or lifestyle change? Â If so, I’d like to here from you. Â Respond to this post and give me a brief version of your makeover story. Â Then I’ll contact you if I want to feature you on Hot Mama Daily.