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150-Pound Weight-Loss

Erica Lost 150 Pounds, Became a Personal Trainer, and Now Owns a Fitness Studio

When Erica weighed in at 322 pounds, she knew she needed to make a change — not only for herself, but for her young son as well. So she embarked on an incredible weight-loss journey and documented her progress along the way. She lost over 150 pounds, and now she's a source of inspiration for many other people who are trying to get their health on track.

Not only does Erica have 316,000 followers on Instagram, but she's now a personal trainer and the owner of a fitness studio called EricaFitLove. How did she make it all happen? There was one basic rule that Erica followed from the very beginning in order to achieve her goals. "Less calories in, more calories out. That's it! That's a rule I use to this day," she wrote in her biography on her website.

Not only is Erica an inspiration because of her physical transformation, but she's a constant source of positive encouragement on her Instagram account. In one of her posts, she talks about how the numbers on the scale don't matter at the end of the day. "Remember, look at ALL the changes, not just what the scale tells you," she wrote. "Don't let the scale and piece of clothing steal the joy and hard work you've put in; stay persistent, stay consistent!"

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She reminds her followers that we might see a physical change, but it's her "mental change" that matters most. "My attitude toward others, life, and more importantly myself has dramatically changed for the better and that isn't something the scale or clothing tag can show me or take away!" she said.

Erica also has some words for the women out there who have trouble putting themselves first in life. "As a woman, we've been taught that self-care is selfish. It's not selfish. It's survival," she wrote. "I allowed myself to be put on the back burner for so many years that I let my weight and health fall wayside to the point of not being able to play with my own son."

"Self-care has given me my life back. Self-care has given my son a mother he deserves," she continued. "Self-care has found me my life's passions."

We couldn't agree more, and we can't wait to see all the amazing things Erica continues to do!

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