73-year-old Joan McDonald, after learning to use iPhone put good use of the fitness apps on her phone. Joan, after putting in hours at the gym and following a healthy diet, has managed to lose nearly 25 kilograms, now inspiring others on Instagram with her weight-loss journey.
In an amazing transformation, a grandma managed to lose nearly 25 kilograms after her daughter taught her to use an iPhone. This may seem like not that much of a big deal, considering the fact that we spend almost half of our time daily on our cellphones. But 73-year old Joan McDonald has put her learning to good use and taking advantage of weight loss apps, the lady adopted a healthier lifestyle.
Learning new weight-loss tricks from the apps, Joan had put in a great effort at the gym and switching to a healthy diet, but as it says, hard work sooner or later always pays off, Joan is now rocking her body in the clothes of whatever choice she wants to wear without worrying about her weight.
Joan from Ontario, Canada has been using food as her comfort for a long time now and over the years she had put on a considerable amount of weight that led to several health complications too. Eventually, her daughter Michelle, 48, became concerned and told her to join her annual transformation program.
Joan began her journey in January 2017 and joined a gym for 4 days in a week, and now, with a revamped weight loss diet she now tips the scales at a healthy 10st 11lb. Joan said: “I had been pretty active my whole life, but I had also struggled with my weight, and for many decades I was more often overweight than at a healthy weight, unfortunately.”
"I started out pretty overwhelmed as it was all online, and I had to get an iPhone and learn all about apps. I was in tears at times, ready to throw in the towel, but luckily, I was too darn stubborn.
"My daughter and son-in-law would coach me through again and again, how to use my phone. You could say it took a village.
"I was on a meal plan set up by Michelle with 'X' number of calories; primarily protein, carbs, and good fats, and as the weight and inches came down my intake of food went up.
"I also went to the gym four or five days a week and followed her exercise program which changed every four weeks and I did daily cardio."
Joan now shares her fitness journey on Instagram. Joan continued: "It has changed the way I feel about myself; people at my gym would approach me and compliment me on the changes they saw in me.
"I feel much better about myself now - getting compliments from younger men and women sure boosts the self-esteem. My husband started remarking about how good I looked, and my family was so proud of my efforts.
"People are very complimentary and somewhat surprised that I've kept it off this long and I'm still changing; I have more muscle definition now than when I first lost the weight."
"For those who truly feel at a loss, I'd say change one thing with your food intake and one exercise to do and each week add something new. Don't expect miracles right away, take it slow and steady but keep building.
"For those who prefer a challenge, go to a gym and if possible get yourself a legitimate trainer, someone who can help with food as well and you will achieve results faster."