Transformation of the Day: Cynthia lost 43 pounds. This breast cancer survivor is 53 years young and focused health and wellness. She told us how she changed her eating habits, worked out and took things one day at a time to get results. Check out the Q&A.

Cynthia before and after weight loss

Total body transformation. 43 pounds lighter! 53 years old. #fitatanyage

What was your motivation?
I am a breast cancer survivor, and I had a lot of health issues because of my weight, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and carpal tunnel syndrome.

What inspired you to keep going, even when you wanted to give up?
I wanted not just to survive, but I wanted to live.

How did you change your eating habits?
I practice intermediate fasting, eat a low-carb diet, and mainly drink water.

What did your workout routine consist of?
I hired a personal trainer, and I weight train and do HIIT workouts.

Cynthia before and after weight loss

How many days a week did you work out?
4 to 5 days a week

What was your starting weight? What is your current weight?
My starting weight was 210 pounds, and my current weight is 167 pounds.

What is your height?
I’m 5’2″

When did you start your journey?
April 2021

How long did your transformation take?
One year and three months. It’s still a work in progress. 

Is weight loss surgery part of your journey?
No, I didn’t have surgery.

What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far?
You can be fit at any age. I am 53 years old and going strong.

What advice would you like to share with women who want to lose weight?
Take it one day at a time. When you fall short (and you will), learn from it and get stronger but don’t give up.

Instagram: @Clk1202

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