"Like any girl, I had tried to diet countless times before. Eventually I would screw up and decide to just throw in the towel."
So, she started educating herself. She learned portion control, exercise and determination. Unlike with previous diets, "I decided to always stay committed to getting back on track no matter how many times I screwed up," she said.
She cut cooking her foods with cream and cheese, and started exercising more and more. Before, Rebecca couldn't stay on the treadmill for more than 30 seconds. Now, she runs marathons.
In her interview with Cosmopolitan, Rebecca offers one small tip that's been vital for her journey. For the blogger, her biggest change was committment. She asserted:
"[I started] deciding to start every Monday fresh. There were many, many weekends along my journey where I ate more than I should have, but I never let a weekend off track prevent me from starting over and recommitting every week."
Scroll through to see pictures of Rebecca's incredible transformation:
Blogger loses over 100 pounds
Blogger loses over 100 pounds
I could not make up my mind with my workout tonight 😑 I got on the treadmill first but kept getting side stitches and just could not get into it, so instead of hating my whole workout I switched it up after half hour and did a half hour HIIT with weights video from @yaboymillhoy on YouTube. Sometimes it's just nice to watch someone else sweating and suffering through a workout with you intead of dying on the dreadmill alone 😅 So remember: you don't have to hate your workout 😝 if it's not working, switch it up!!! #sweatyselfie #exercise #workout #fitfam #fitness #dreadmill #yaboymillhoy
When you get lifting gloves for Christmas and suddenly feel like a badass 😏 Even though I still look like a lost sheep in the weights section most of the time 😬🐑 #workingonit #exercise #workout #thanksbae #girlswholift #kinda #gymlife #gymrat
#transformationtuesday REPOST from this same week last year. I was SO CLOSE to hitting my 100 pound weight loss goal and feeling so motivated to keep grinding away to hit it 👊🏻 It took me just over two more weeks but I finally went from 246 pounds ➡️ 146 pounds and have maintained that loss for almost a year now! I'm sure these past few days have been a bit of a free for all for many of us with all the Christmas goodies and festivities going on 😬🙋🏼 But getting back on track or starting for your first time is as simple as getting into the same routine I started when I first started trying to lose weight: get right back into healthy eating with lots of veggies, fruits and lean protein, start working out everyday or as often as you can, and just repeat over and over again no matter how many weekends or events come up to throw you off track. There is no special formula to lose weight: just eat healthy, workout, and stay consistent and change will come 💕 #weightloss #weightlossjourney #weightlossmotivation #weightlossinspiration #weightlossbeforeandafter #fitfam #fitspo #fitspiration #100poundsdown
#tbt to Christmas 2013 at pretty much my heaviest weight ever. I had so much trouble finding a "cute" outfit to wear that day because I had hardly any pants that fit me anymore 😯 Settled on these stretch leggings and spent most of the day with my arms crossed trying to hide myself. During a time of year where it is SO HARD to stay healthy and consistent...needed this reminder of where I once was and why I keep saying no to all the Christmas goodies still hanging around my office all day 😒🙆🏼🙅🏼
#transformationtuesday Because we are in control of our health and body and have the power to change 💪🏻 I thought I was always going to be heavy. I was in the Bahamas on that picture on the left, probably around 230 pounds and hot and miserable all day. I thought that was the life I was destined to have: I thought I would always be overweight and have physical limitations because of it. Never think you are destined to live your life one way or another 🙅🏼 I changed my body and my life because I decided enough was enough and pushed myself to change my lifestyle and one thing led to another and 100 pounds later here I am. Don't settle for a lifestyle or weight because it's easy...remember that you can change it you commit to it 💕 #weightloss #weightlossjourney #weightlosstransformation #weightlossinspiration #weightlossmotivation #fitfam #fitspo #fitspiration #fitnessmotivation #100poundsdown
Just warming up for my big set 💁🏼 #not 😂 I may be a pro at the stairmaster but I am no weight lifter 😬 The funny thing is bae added two more plates to each side before he was done and I'm over there just lifting 85 pounds and dying 😂 #swolemates #exercise #workout #fitfam #gymlife #gymrat #stairmaster
#transformationtuesday sometimes it still amazes me that I actually managed to do that 😳 I’m just about 1 month away from the three year anniversary from when I first started to lose weight and some days this new body and lifestyle of working out and eating healthy as part of my routine feels 100% natural and there are other days where I catch a glance of my reflection and wonder “where is the rest of me?!?” or eating peanut butter out of the jar by the spoonful after drinking a little too much wine feels completely normal 🙈It’s so easy to see our flaws and focus on our shortcomings. Nah, I don’t have abs. No, I won’t ever eat completely perfect on the weekend. But you know what? I don’t want abs. I went from having MULTIPLE stomach rolls to having a ⌛️waist and that is COMPLETELY ok with me. My diet will never be 100% on point but I can say with 100% certainty that I will also NEVER go back to being that girl I was in the left because I have made a LIFESTYLE change that is sustainable for me to stay committed to for the long term. I’m not trying to be a figure competitor…I’m just trying to be a healthy and happy version of ME and after losing 100 pounds in two years and maintaining that loss now for almost 1 year I think I’ve truly found the girl and lifestyle that I knew I wanted so bad in that left picture but felt so frustrated with how far away I was from it. Stay strong, stay committed, and stay true to YOU. Weight loss takes time and is unique to every person’s own goal and story but it is possible 💕 #weightloss #weightlossinspiration #weightlossmotivation #weightlossbeforeandafter #weightlosstransformation #fitfam #fitspo #fitspiration #100poundsdown
#macroroundup My food from today! Breakfast: veggie egg white scramble topped with low fat cheese and a side of @fage plain Greek yogurt mixed with pb2 and coffee. Lunch: half a bag of broccoli slaw, pico de gallo, chicken strips and @bolthousefarms cilantro avocado all mixed together. Snack: @westernbagel alternative cinnamon spice bagel with low fat cream cheese (code "mygirlishwhims" for 20% off your first order) Dinner: half a bag of Dole poppyseed salad mix and a @realgoodpizza low carb protein pizza (code "GIRL" for 10% off your order) Dessert: fat free coolwhip with an @eatmeguiltfree pumpkin spice protein cake (10% off any order with code "girl") Whew! Everything adds up to about 1675 calories 170c/49f/143p for a perfect Monday on track 👌🏻 #mygirlishwhimsfood #iifym #iifymfood #flexibledieting #healthyeating #realgoodpizza #eatmeguiltfree #westernbagel #highprotein #iifymgirls
Five miles on the treadmill tonight. I think winter is actually coming at an ok time for me running wise...my calf is still bugging me and my last two long runs my knees were hurting at the end too 😬Scaling back on some distance and most likely getting forced into more treadmill runs when the ❄️ comes...but don't you worry I'll be gearing up for a baller spring running season 💃🏼🏃🏼♀️ Maybe I'll even pick a fun half to keep me motivated for 🤔 #runnerproblems #boowinter #exercise #workout #fitfam #sweatyselfie #girlswhorun #runner #run215 #phillyrunners
#transformationtuesday I had tried to diet so many times before. I would stay committed for a week or two or maybe even a month but then I would start making excuses and get lazy and eventually just gave up. Weight loss is not easy: it takes WORK to start cooking the right kinds of food and to turn down the extra treats that are always around. It takes dedication to get yourself to the gym after work instead of laying on the couch and watching TV. It takes commitment to stay motivated when the scale is slow to move and you feel like all your hard work is for nothing. It's not easy but I'm so glad that this time around I finally said enough ✋🏻 I stopped making excuses, I stopped being lazy, and I decided it was time to put the work in to change my life and stay committed long enough to see change. It doesn't matter how many times you've tried and failed before..all you need is one time to decide to make a change for good and stay committed to it 💕 #weightloss #weightlossinspiration #weightlosstransformation #weightlossjourney #weightlossmotivation #fitspo #fitness #fitfam #100poundsdown #weightlossbeforeandafter
#transformationtuesday From wearing maternity sweaters with leggings because I didn't have any pants that fit me to being able to order tops in a size "small" online and not have to worry if they will fit or not! My only regret with weight loss? Not doing it sooner! Once you finally commit to changing your lifestyle for good you will be amazed at what you can accomplish. I had to stop being lazy and I had to stop making excuses. I put in the work to change my diet and workout everyday and never give up and results followed. 100 pounds down and never going back 👊🏻 #weightloss #weightlossinspiration #weightlossjourney #weightlosstransformation #weightlossbeforeandafter #weightlossmotivation #fitfam #100poundsdown #fitspo #healthyliving #igtransformations
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