Bonnie Fritch Douthitt‘s story
HCF: What made you decide you needed to change your life?
“There were several things that made me want to change my life. I was tired of hiding away & not enjoying life as I should have. Diabetes and heart disease runs in my family and affected two of my siblings at a young age.
But the main reason was because of something my husband said to me. One day when I was being weird about him seeing me nude he said to me, “I don’t care if you weigh 500lbs I just want you to be happy with yourself and I want my best friend & wife back. You know the one that used to do things with me and enjoy life with me, and the one that lets me see her naked?” I decided then that I wanted that person back too for me, him & our kids.”
HCF: What steps did you take to improve your life?
“I started to improve my life by losing fat, eating in moderation staying away from eating, drinking, & buying high-calorie junk food & pop. I paid closer attention to what & how much I was eating. I stopped drinking wine every day, & drank lots more water. After my weight loss was going well I added cardio. I walked & danced a lot. I used our Wii to be more active and it was fun too, I was just trying to stay active. Little by little I made lifestyle changes that stuck. I eventually added bodyweight exercises, then strength training with heavy weights, punching a heavy bag, & hill sprints. That changed my body a lot. I lost a lot of inches from it and weight as well.”
HCF: what motivates you to keep on this path?
“The results and what I have accomplished. How much healthier and happier I am and motivating and inspiring others.”
HCF: What are you most proud of going thru this journey?
“That once I made the decision I never looked back, never made excuses. My willpower and my perseverance to succeed without help, even with the obstacles I encountered, I was able to do it from home. I am proud that I have inspired others to become healthier too.”
HCF: What futures goals do you have?
“To keep getting stronger and building more muscle. To help others with it if I can. To stay fit and healthy!”
HCF: If you could share any advice or words of encouragement what would they be?
“Don’t wait or be afraid to make changes in your lifestyle. You won’t regret it. Enjoy the journey, relish in your improvements and accomplishments no matter how small. It is worth the effort!”
HCF: Where can people get in touch with you?
Facebook: Bonnie Fritch Douthitt