Jennifer Tippie started out like many people who want to lose weight. She was overweight, unhappy and tired of being miserable. She realised that life wasn’t just going to turn around by itself and knew she had to get up and make the changes herself.
Jen started by getting her diet in check and a big part of that was cutting out sugar! After making this change, she started to feel better and healthier and the weight started to fall off.
Jen combined a healthier diet with an intense workout regime and worked hard for a year to lose over 100lbs and completely change her body and life.
While there have been tough times along the way, Jen kept telling herself that she could do it and used old photos of herself to stay motivated! Jen answers all the questions you’re dying to know, below. Enjoy!
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Jen Tippie Weight Loss Diet:
6:00am – Protein bar (I make my own, 0 fat, 0 sugar, 0 net carbs).
6:30am – Gym.
7:30am – Hard-boiled egg.
11:00am – Lean protein and veggies.
2:00pm – Cottage cheese with protein powder.
5:00pm – Lean protein and veggies.
7:00pm – Protein bar (if I feel hungry).
Jen Tippie Weight Loss Workout:
I workout 5 days a week, take off Wednesdays and Sundays. I do hard cardio one day, weights the next, and switch off throughout the week. I only work out for 40-50 mins at a time. Either 40 mins of jogging or 40-50 mins of mat work and weights.
Jen Tippie Interview:
Before Stats: 29/5’7’’/270lbs/| After Stats: 29/5’7’’/170lbs
What Was Your Diet Like Originally?
I ate whatever I wanted, when I wanted, no discipline. I drank alcohol every weekend and ate sugar like it was going out of style!
What Made You Start Getting Healthy?
I was unhappy and tired of being miserable. I knew I needed to be proactive because no one was going to make me do it.
What Small Changes Do You Think Had The Biggest Impact?
The mental changes were the most impactful. Telling myself that it was possible and not giving up on myself. It takes Jedi focus to keep going when things get hard and when you just don’t want to get out of bed for that early morning workout. The mental focus translated into an obsession with my health and giving up all things that I knew were bad for me.
As far as diet goes I cut out sugar and stopped believing advertisements that were telling me a certain food was “healthy” for me despite it being filled with sugar and nonsense. I.e. Cliff bars? Might as well eat a Snickers! In fact, Snickers bars have LESS sugar than a flipping Cliff bar!
How Did You Stay Motivated?
Once the results started showing it helped me to stay motivated and fight even harder.
Were There Any Particular Tough Points On Your Journey?
I had a couple of plateaus that were really discouraging. There were weeks where I didn’t lose any weight at all and I wanted to give up. Instead of quitting I looked back at old pictures and reminded myself of how far I had come and convinced myself to keep going.
What Advice Would You Give Someone Looking To Lose Weight?
Don’t ever give up on yourself and STOP EATING SUGAR!
What Can People Do To Set Themselves Up For Success?
Make a promise to yourself. Go to the gym and promise yourself you’re going to walk on that treadmill for 20 minutes, and follow through. Go out to dinner and promise yourself you’re going to order a healthy option, and follow through. Do that enough times and before you know it you will have made healthy options a habit. More time will pass and you will find yourself in a more healthy lifestyle with the results to prove it.
What Are Your Favourite Healthy/Weight Loss Recipes?
My favorite is my own protein bars and cottage cheese mixed with flavored protein powder – sometimes I even add a little whipped cream!
How Does It Feel After Completing Such An Amazing Transformation?
Every morning is the best day ever because I get to look at myself in the mirror and appreciate what I’ve done for myself. I don’t hide from the mirror anymore. I don’t have to stand in front of myself sucking in my belly and looking for baggy clothes to hide myself under. I can walk into any clothing store and find clothes that fit. I feel healthy and happy and relieved that I made a commitment to myself and it’s finally paying off.
What Would You Do Differently (If Anything) If You Could Start Over Again?
If I could start over again I would have not been so hard on myself in the beginning. I would be more patient and allow myself the few slipups I had without getting down. I would remind myself that it’s a marathon, not a race, and that all the times we fall down makes the victory that much sweeter in the end.