How This Teacher Dropped 115 Pounds After Deciding Against Surgery
How one teacher lost nearly half her weight after falling in love with the gym.
When her health started to worry her, 25-year-old teacher Laura Micetich, weighing in at over 300 pounds, considered weight-loss surgery. But it didn’t take long for her to fall in love with the gym and healthy eating instead.
"The day will be what your make it, so rise, like the sun and burn." Three years between these photos. The people in this picture are drastically different, not because of what they look like but because of how they see the world. Health and fitness are no longer my burden. They are my fire. And they burn.
“What initially began as preparation for weight-loss surgery (I was considering surgery to get my health under control…) quickly grew into an intense love of health, fitness, and nutrition,” she explains on Facebook. “It only took a few weeks for me to realize that I didn’t need to go under the knife. I needed to get under the bar.”
Micetich decided to keep up her new routine, and a year and a half later, she had lost more than 115 pounds. People from all over became inspired by this Tennessee teacher’s progress on Instagram, and her account, theirongiantess, now has 200,000 followers. And no, she didn’t need skin removal surgery, either.
Throwback… get it? 🤓Getting stronger isn't just physical. Fall in love with taking care of yourself. Fall in love with the process. Keep pushing. Keep grinding. Keep climbing. Something beautiful's waiting for you at the top, I promise. Summer 2014 (several months into my journey) vs 2017. . . #weightloss #weightlosstransformation #allnaturalweightloss #fitnessjourney #fitness #beforeandafter #eatclean #buildmuscle #tranformations #transformation #weights #weightlossmotivation #transformationtuesday #exercise #fitnesstransformation #lifestylechange #fitfam #fitspo #beastmode #riseandgrind #lift #getstrong #getfit #motivation #instafit #fitnessinspiration #fitfam #FatLoss
Her prescription is simple: diet and exercise.
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