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Weight Loss Success Turns Newly Wed Woman Into Fitness Buff

First Posted: Oct 18, 2016 05:20 AM EDT

On Sunday, a woman from Amarillo married the love of her life. But not known to some, she first managed to hit a huge goal: She aimed to lose weight for her wedding day and ended up losing 110 pounds. Her journey and weight loss success went viral and her simple goal to look better eventually turned her into a fitness buff.

A photo posted by Haley Smith (@haley_j_smith) on Oct 6, 2016 at 6:46am PDT

 

According to KFDA, it was July 2015 when Haley Smith’s now-husband proposed to her. While she was happy to marry him, she was not happy to see how she looked on a proposal photo. She felt embarrassed and decided to make a change on that day.

Apart from feeling embarrassed because of how she looked, Smith also felt tired of hiding in pictures, feeling lazy, and skipping on activities. She felt bad that she could not join her family and friends in doing physical activities. Being overweight has greatly affected her social life. Moreover, her health was already suffering. She suffered from body aches, high blood pressure, excessive sweating, and more signs of poor health.

Smith documented her journey on Instagram and drew a large number of following. She did numerous exercise challenges and chose to eat healthier. Before her journey, anything could trigger her to eat. According to Mirror, she would eat when she was sad, stressed, bored, and happy.

15 months passed after the proposal day and Smith’s weight dropped from 277 to 165. Apparently, her decision to make a change turned out to be a weight loss success. But more than that, she no longer wants to stop. She has also turned into a fitness buff. She started running three times a week until working out became a habit. She now works out twice a day.

A photo posted by Haley Smith (@haley_j_smith) on Oct 7, 2016 at 8:30pm PDT

Smith just wanted to look normal on her wedding day. But her weight loss success and turning into a fitness buff have made her feel beautiful. Now, she and her husband are on a honeymoon trip in New Zealand. They planned to go hiking, mountain climbing, and snorkeling; all of which she would not have been able to do one year ago.

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