A mother-of-two is proudly showing off her incredible transformation after shedding 117 pounds and going from a size 22 to a slender size 2 in just 11 months.
Hannah Day, 32, from Machesney Park, Illinois, told Women’s Health that she got serious about losing weight and getting in shape after suffering from excessive fatigue, brain fog, joint pain, and depression — health issues she believes were related to breast implant illness.
Though most of her symptoms subsided after she had her breast implants removed in 2017, she still carried the 115 pounds she gained over the course of eight years. At 237 pounds, she was unable to take her kids sledding or ride amusement park rides with them because she couldn’t fit into the seats.
Incredible: Hannah Day, 32, from Machesney Park, Illinois, went from 237 pounds (left) to 120 pounds (right) over the course of 11 months
Motivation: She said she got serious about losing weight when she had her breast implants removed after suffering from what she believed to be breast implant illness
Like most people who are looking to lose weight, Hannah said she felt ‘lost’ and ‘didn’t know where to start.’
‘I didn’t want to go to the gym because I was mortified at how big and unhealthy I had become,’ she explained. ‘I stayed away from people as much as I could. My eating habits were horrible.
‘In the throes of my depression, I used food to help me cope with life. It was comforting and helped me de-stress.’
It was through a friend that she was introduced to Beachbody’s on-demand workouts and nutrition programs that she could follow in the comfort of her own home.
Amazing: Hannah lost half of her body weight and transformed her figure in less than a year
Start of it all: At the start of her weight loss journey, the mother-of-two was introduced to Beachbody’s on-demand workouts and nutrition programs that she was able to follow at home
Right at home: Hannah got in shape by doing seven rounds of Beachbody’s 21-Day Fix, which involves 30-minute daily workouts consisting of both cardio and weight training
Hannah said she ‘completely changed’ her eating habits by following the brand’s Ultimate Portion Fix program, which helps people manage their nutrition using color-coded portion-control food containers.
She explained that the containers showed her that she ‘could eat from every food group’ as long as she monitored her portions.
‘I thought I’d feel deprived or hungry. But I didn’t,’ she said. ‘I was eating clean healthy foods. And I eventually [learned] that food was meant to fuel my body, not to feed my emotions.’
Hannah completely overhauled her diet and now has a Shakeology protein shake and two eggs with avocado every morning for breakfast.
Success: Hannah used to wear a size 22 in pants, but now she is a slender size 2
New woman: Hannah now swims in a bridesmaid dress she wore before losing the weight
Confident: The mom was the picture of confidence when she rang in her 32nd birthday earlier this year
Between meals, she snacks on almonds, raw veggies with hummus, or a Beachbody Beachbar, while lunch is typically leftovers from the night before.
The mom makes dinner for her and her family every night, and some of her favorite dishes are salsa chicken on a corn tortilla with brown rice, chicken tortilla soup, zucchini noodles with lean ground beef and pesto, and buffalo chicken zucchini boats.
As for her fitness, Hannah got in shape by doing seven rounds of Beachbody’s 21-Day Fix, which involves 30-minute daily workouts consisting of both cardio and weight training.
She became stronger and stronger each round, and eventually, she built up her strength to the point that she no longer had to modify the moves.
Healthy as can be: Hannah completely overhauled her diet, which now consists of lean protein, veggies, and whole grains
Winner: After dropping 117 pounds and 20 pants sizes, she shares incredible before-and-after photos of herself on Instagram, where she has more than 24,800 followers
Best part: Hannah said she is now able to do activities with her kids that she wasn’t able to do before she lost the weight
In less than a year, she went from 237 pounds to 120 pounds and dropped a whopping 20 pants sizes.
Hannah’s desire to get in shape has become a lifestyle change, and even though she is a size 2, she continues to follow Beachbody’s on-demand workouts like 80-Day Obsession to work on toning and gaining muscle.
This year, she was named the 2019 Beachbody Challenge Winner and took home the grand prize of $100,000.
She frequently shares her story along with incredible before-and-after photos of herself on Instagram, where she has more than 24,800 followers.
‘My body is now lean, healthy, and I’m strong! I have never been strong. I love the way my body looks and the way I feel. After losing 117 pounds, my life has changed drastically,’ she told Beachbody. ‘I feel amazing! I’m so confident in who I am now, from the inside out!’