Chancie Petty, a mom of three, began her health transformation in 2018 and ended up losing 113 pounds in just 11 months! While this didn’t come easily, she can look back now and say all the hard work was definitely worth it. At the beginning of her journey, Chancie weighed 250 pounds and didn’t have the energy she needed to accomplish her goals. So, she decided to learn all she could about the world of fitness, and hasn’t looked back since.
“I’m a mom of three, and I couldn’t do the things that I needed to do and I was just over it,” she said. “I just decided I was done watching everybody else live life while I was sitting on the sidelines, so I jumped in!”
Chancie begins a health transformation
Chancie explained how she put all her effort into learning about the foods she could eat at the beginning of her journey. She knew she’d have to cut back on unhealthier foods, but still wanted to include a few cheat items here and there. She also focused on buying better quality foods on her weekly grocery trips.
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“About 5 months in I started realizing that maybe I was able to start working out, moving my body more, doing a little bit of yoga, or walking for 30 minutes,” she said. “I slowly but surely was starting to do things that I haven’t done since I was 15 years old. So, baby steps, but it happened.”
By taking things slowly and figuring out what her body enjoyed doing, Chancie went through a huge health transformation. When you want to improve your fitness or lose weight, it’s important to do things gradually. If you get caught up with fad diets or workout routines, you will likely lose motivation or energy quickly. However, by incorporating small changes and having patience, you can achieve your goals and maintain your health.
Family support means the world to Chancie
Chancie said that her husband and three children helped motivate her, but ultimately, the will to change came from within. After feeling and seeing the transformation happening to her, Chancie realized that she had all the power within herself. Feeling better and having a new lease on life kept her motivated like nothing else. Not only could she accomplish harder workouts, but she had more energy to devote to her family and life in general.
She says some positive things that have come from her health transformation include:
– having a better life,
– her clothes fitting better,
– but most importantly, her mental state has improved
“My mind is clear – living and waking up and having a thrive or a fire for life again, that’s a positive outlook.”
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How to start your health transformation
If you’ve been wanting to start your own health journey, Chancie’s advice is to “find the things that keep you on fire and do those every single day.” She says if you get off track, simply look back on your list of things that inspire you, and remember why you started. Try to incorporate something from your list every single day so that you stay motivated and focused on your goals.
“It’s not gonna be easy, you know that, but I want you to remember how you’re feeling, and how you wanna feel,” she said, “and run with it, put your blinders on and run with it.”
When Chancie says blinders, she doesn’t mean to just ignore everything going on around you. She means to put all your focus on what will push you forward and find your center through that. She means to keep your eye on the prize because that will propel you through all the hard times.
Chancie’s husband Justin decided to begin his own health transformation after seeing Chancie’s amazing progress. Since 2018, he lost 60 pounds and feels much more energized and vibrant in his new body. They make quite the power couple, literally!
Chancie and Justin largely credit their success to ketones, which help promote fat loss in the body. Chancie lost 15 pounds in one month, and 55 pounds in 5 months from using ketones. Purported health benefits of ketone supplements include:
- Increased fat burning/ accelerated weight loss
- Maximized cognition/ improved focus
- Increased energy
- Better mood
- Improvement in athletic performance
- Reduced hunger
- Help to get back into ketosis after consuming carbs
- Decreased inflammation
- Better sleep
Everyone reaches their goals differently, and ketones aren’t necessary to lose weight or increase your energy. However, you may find them helpful depending on your personal preferences and goals. Above all, just remember to consume healthy foods, exercise regularly, get quality sleep, and keep stress low. Also, drink plenty of water and take time for relaxation or self-care throughout the week.
We will leave you with this beautifully inspiring message from Chancie’s Instagram page:
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“I was going to enter my current weight. But what’s the trend here? That if we are the after picture that we’ve made it?
Far from it.
To learn how to grow & glow. ( that’s hard for some of us.)
To live.. did I say that already? It’s an important part.
When I started this in my closet floor crying. I prayed for happiness to find me. I found out very quickly that I would be the one having to finding it.
Choosing constantly from this or that.
Deciding to turn right when left was easier.
You get where I’m going. It’s not the path we are programmed to chase.
That’s just it. We have to re-program,
re-learn and re-live.
You are allowed to simply start over. You’re allowed to start learning things you always told yourself you wouldn’t care to.
That’s the beauty of it.
The Re-designing of the you.. you’re seeking.”
We hope Chancie’s story will motivate you to go after your goals, no matter what stands in your way! Remember, no matter how far away you are from where you want to be, it all starts with taking one step in the right direction. Choose health, happiness, and life, and you’ll find yourself surprised how different your world can look.