Find out how Monique started her fitness journey to obtain her amazing results.
Please introduce yourself to our readers.
My name is Monique Griffith but you can call me Moe. I’m 28 years old and currently live in St. Louis, MO. I’m originally from New Orleans, LA (yes I’m a country girl at heart).
Currently I’m working as a legal assistant, but I have bigger hopes and dreams that will be reached! I’ve started following those dreams of being a full time blogger, Youtuber, and aspiring actress…..you know (the Queen of all trades).
I love dancing, doing makeup, anything outdoors, and physical fitness which I am shocked to say!
What sparked your weight-loss transformation journey?
I have always struggled with my personal fitness. I’ve always been the heavy girl, bigger than everyone in my class and I was tormented at a young age and still in adulthood for it.
I think what sparked my weight loss transformation was me literally hitting rock bottom. I had tried every diet there was, taken the weightless pills, and tried every method I thought was possible to get this weight off and it would come off but would come back with even more each time.
I went through some pretty traumatic experiences in my life and honestly felt like there was no hope and almost fully gave up on myself. Although I was always a social butterfly I would go home and cry because I hated what I saw in the mirror. I had gotten so big that I stopped answering calls, stopped going out, and just being me.
What was your beginning and current weight or measurements?
My biggest weight was 461.5 (or at least that was the last weight that I could actually be weighed at) in the hospital at that. At one point even all of the hospital scales were having trouble weighing me so let that sink in.
Currently, I am not at my goal weight yet but I will get there! As of now I weight 346 and the pounds are steady dropping. It took me about a year and 3-4 months to get those 115.5 pounds off.
Which physical activities did you participate in during your journey?
Now I do a number of physical activities that include things like, HIIT, Zumba, Cardio boxing, and I have a personal trainer. I go on hikes; I go running, and so much more! I had to learn that this process is a journey and not a destination.
I had to change the way I thought about food and that it was fuel (EAT TO LIVE AND NOT LIVE TO EAT) I learned that healthy food could be just as fun and filling as unhealthy foods! I meal prep my food out each week so I know what calories are going in and what calories are going out; it also helps me to not do too much snacking and it keeps me from eating food I’m not supposed to be eating.
I do however carb cycle and I keep my carbs very low on the days I do not work out to be mindful of my calorie intake.
How did your eating habits change?
What advice do you have for someone looking to get started with their fitness journey but not sure where to begin?
What do you think is the biggest misconception about this journey?
How can readers learn more about your transformation and journey online (i.e. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.)?
I’m an open book and I’m here for the long haul to show people it is possible to achieve your goal with hard work and dedication. I won’t give up and I hope that people join in for the ride with me!
If anyone wants to follow my journey all of my current social media handles are listed below; I would love to meet you!
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