When then-23-year-old Hashi was still in college, a friend of hers posted a group photo to Facebook. At first, she didn't think much of it — but then she started receiving negative comments about her appearance. She was devastated.
Hashi had been overweight for as long as she could remember and suffered from self-esteem issues as a result, but it wasn't until she went to college that her physical health started to really decline. Stressed about her studies, Hashi stopped caring for her body completely — sometimes, she would even eat two entire pizzas a day, she wrote on her blog. At her heaviest, she weighed 235 pounds.
But the Facebook fiasco changed all that. Hurt and embarrassed, Hashi made the decision to begin a total lifestyle transformation. She started by cutting sugar, carbs, processed foods, and takeout out of her diet and hitting up the gym for intensive cardio sessions four days a week. She slowly worked her way up to six workouts a week and watched as the pounds dropped off, giving way to her new body and a newfound sense of confidence — which, for her, was the best part of her weight-loss transformation.
"My motivation was to change the way I looked and enjoy a healthy lifestyle," Hashi wrote on her blog. "But as I continually pushed myself, the results I saw within myself [were] my biggest motivation in achieving my goals."
So, 10 months after beginning her weight-loss journey, Hashi had achieved the slimmer figure she hoped for, but she wasn't done yet — she wanted to tone up, as well, so she added weightlifting to her weekly workout mix. Combined with a healthy diet filled with veggies and protein, her new exercise routine transformed her: Her loose skin began to firm up, and her abs, arms, and booty grew stronger. And, of course, she looks amazing!
Now down 92 pounds, Hashi continues to follow a regular workout schedule complete with both cardio and weightlifting. She also works with a personal trainer to create a meal plan that's just right for her — and we have to say, the now-28-year-old has become a meal-prep master.
Talk about meal-prep goals, right?
The best part, though? Hashi wrote on her site that she has finally learned to banish the negative self-talk, ignore the unkind comments from others, and love her body — which is something for which we all should strive.