'After I Got Sober, I Lost 103 Lbs. With A Plant-Based Diet And *This* At-Home Workout'

'We all have that incredible power to decide we don’t want to live that way anymore and do something about it.'

2/28/2021 4:17:00 PM

'We all have that incredible power to decide we don’t want to live that way anymore and do something about it.'

'We all have that incredible power to decide we don’t want to live that way anymore and do something about it.'

I learned to cook.Nutrition was and still is my biggest challenge and change. I love food and I love cooking. But I also love a challenge, so learning to cook my family’s favorites in a healthy way had become really fun for me.I found fitness I actually loved.

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Falling in love with fitness was crucial. I used to hate walking to and from my own mailbox, and a flight of stairs would crush me. I knew I couldn’t do exercise that made me miserable. To this day, I still refuse to run. Find fitness you love!I worked on my perfectionism.

Consistency is everything. I was a serial strong starter and a professional quitter. You fail every time you quit, and win every time you keep going and get over the obstacles. I learned that I am my own worst critic, and perfection is impossible. Waking up and doing my personal best every day is what it takes to stay consistent. headtopics.com

This content is imported from Instagram. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.A post shared by Kimberly Schonter Parham (@kimberly.s.parham)I had an alcohol relapse in 2017 and gained a lot of weight back, and when I became sober in November 2018, I had to start fresh.

My relapse almost broke me and my marriage, but I got through it and ended up losing the majority of my weight between January and October of 2019. After maintaining this weight loss for a year, my husband and I decided I would benefit from the removal of my excess skin. I underwent an abdominoplasty with muscle repair and a medial thigh lift in October 2020. I have not lost any weight since surgery. I feel like a whole new me, and like all my hard work was finally uncovered!

This content is imported from Instagram. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.A post shared by Kimberly Schonter Parham (@kimberly.s.parham)I didn’t take my weight seriously until it was connected to serious health issues, the hindrance of my quality of life, and learning that my genetic predispositions would be passed to my little girls if I didn’t do something to flip the switch. I could have allowed"it runs in my family" to be my excuse to stay the same. Instead, I let it fuel my fire to prove everyone wrong. I decided to be the chain breaker and the legacy shifter. We all have that incredible power to decide we don’t want to live that way anymore and do something about it.

This content is imported from Instagram. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.A post shared by Kimberly Schonter Parham (@kimberly.s.parham)I’ve lost 103 pounds from February 2015 to October 2019. headtopics.com

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I am happier and healthier at 37 years old than I was in all of my 20s. I love myself, and my husband joined me in changing the trajectory of our family’s story by also losing 100 pounds with fitness and nutrition. Our girls have healthy, present parents who are teaching them habits that will positively affect generations to come.

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That's fucking bad ass!! Congrats to her and that amazing mentality! Fantastic effort 👏👏👏 DANG!!! That's hot!!! BRAVO!!! 👏👏👏