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This Amazing Mom Lost 125 Pounds To Battle Her Obesity & Depression

Within two years, Justine McCabe lost both her husband and her mother. First, Justine’s mom died due to chemotherapy complications, then Justine’s beloved husband took his life after a long struggle with depression.

Not knowing how to cope, the mom of two gained more than 100 pounds and kept sinking deeper and deeper into depression. Only after several therapy sessions she realized that it was time to make a change and start taking care of herself again – both mentally and physically. In April 2015, Justine hit the gym for the first time in her life.

 

Meet Justine McCabe, who didn’t only lose 125 pounds but also healed her self-esteem.

Many have asked what my weight loss secret is…and the answer is pretty simple. ✨✨✨? I do whatever it takes?✨✨✨ Consistency; my greatest ally…Discipline to do what is hard…Drive to grind when I want to rest…Determination to put in the work when no one is watching…Commitment to never stop no matter what. ?? There was no surgeries, diet pills, wraps or replacement shakes. Aside from eating clean and working out…. One of the best decisions I made during my weight loss journey: enlisting in the help of my online trainer, the transformation specialist; @jonnystraws. Having training/meal/supplement plans laid out for me and adjusted to my personal body type and goals, has not only led to unbelievable changes in my physique and overall health…but the fitness and well being knowledge I have gained…will ensure that this will become a true and lasting lifestyle change. The best is yet to come, so do whatever it takes. Because YOU are worth it! ? #teamjonnystraws #neverfail #IAMMOTIV8 #motiv8performance #jonnystraws #weightlossmotivation #weightlossjourney #weightlosstransformation #fitspiration #girlswholift #fitspo #fitfam #selflove #instafit #fitnessaddict #trainandtransform #girlswithmuscle #fitmom #fattofit #bodybuilding #beastmode #teamwork #goalgetter #limitless #ichoosetolive #keepgoing #transformation #beforeandafter

Ein von Justine -124lbs #ichoosetolive (@hairstargetsfit) gepostetes Foto am

Oh man!! I love when my friends send me awful pics of….me!! This one was too good not to post! I was definitely at my heaviest here. 313 to be exact. I was the unhappiest I had ever been. I had a very bad debilitating back injury, I wasn’t coping well with the death of my mother or the daily stresses of my life. One thing I did know how to do, stuff myself full of food so I felt comforted. That is no way to live. Looking at “before” pics I often feel sad for “her”. I truly feel like a different person. I am always quick to tell everyone that even though I have lost a massive amount of weight…this isn’t really about weightloss at all..it’s more of a journey to rediscover myself. #lifestylechange. I can’t say it enough! I took this “after” pic yesterday on my balcony overlooking paris. I choose to fill my life now with other things to feel comforted. And a solo trip to Paris has felt way more rewarding than emotional eating ever has! Be the change in you!!! #rambling #facetofacefriday #weightlossjourney #weightlossmotivation #weightlosstransformation #inspiration #fitspiration #weightloss #girlswholift #fitspo #fitfam #eatclean #cleaneating #fitness #healthy #weightloss #transformation #selflove #instafit #inspiration #fitnessaddict #beforeandafter #healthyliving #iammotiv8 #trainandtransform #determination #girlswithmuscle #neverfail #keepgoing #ichoosetolive #teamjonnystraws

Ein von Justine -124lbs #ichoosetolive (@hairstargetsfit) gepostetes Foto am


In order to document her story, she decided to share the pictures on her Instagram feed.

Oh man were these shorts tight when I put them on in May…. I now have to use hair ties to keep the shorts/sports bra from slipping off. It’s safe to say January’s progress picture is gonna be in a new outfit…new year…new me! Down -112 pounds…sitting at 201…big goals are about to be crushed! Keep going! ?????? #weightlossjourney #teamjonnystraws #IAMMOTIV8 #weightlossmotivation #weightlosstransformation #inspiration #fitspiration #weightloss #girlswholift #fitspo #fitfam #eatclean #fitness #beforeandafter #healthy #transformation #selflove #instafit #fitnessaddict #beforeandafter #trainandtransform #girlswithmuscle #neverfail #keepgoing #ichoosetolive #fitmom #fattofit #momswholift

Ein von Justine -124lbs #ichoosetolive (@hairstargetsfit) gepostetes Foto am


Her weightloss journey also had an immense impact on her mental well-being. She tried out new things such as horseback riding…

 

… and even skydiving!

 

Taking selfies of her transformation has become and habit, just as hitting the gym daily. This way, she doesn’t only help herself but also inspires her more than 71.000 Instagram followers to never give up on their goals.

“A little ‘secret’ I’ve come to realize. It’s NOT about losing the weight. It’s about truly transforming your life. Take risks. Do the work. Gain self love and respect yourself to make better life choices. The time is now, our tomorrow is not promised,” she told TODAY.

 

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