36-year-old Angela Crickmore weighed 182 pounds at her heaviest and was only 5’1”, making her BMI a whopping 34.4. While BMI doesn’t work for everyone (although barring professional athletes it typically does), Angela’s BMI was 34.4, classifying her as “obese” by medical professionals.
So what did Angela do? Did she drown her sorrows in a box of chocolate? Eat cheeseburgers until she puked away her sadness? Adopt a casual eating disorder into her life? NO! She got the fuck up off the couch and started working out. Starting off slowly by changing up her diet to include lean meats and vegetables, Angela began eating every three hours and exercising by walking around her local park:
Although she says she still felt ‘too heavy and ashamed’ to go to the gym, she dug out a pair of old trainers and began walking in her local park.
Her husband would drive her there and wait for her in the car.
Angela said: ‘I wanted to jog, but because I was so fat I had to walk first. I walked every, day rain or shine, for an hour, and then jog as I became lighter.’(via)
Eight months later Angela finally felt confident enough to join a gym, and the rest is history: she’s hot now. And ripped. And probably in better shape than anyone reading this, myself included:
[H/T Daily Mail]