Couple Were Being Shamed for Their Appearance, 12 Months Later Their Transformation Impressed Everyone

Lexi and Danny Reed got married thinking they are like everyone else. Though, soon after marriage, they realized they need to bring about major changes in their lives. The transformation that followed next is nothing short of phenomenal.

Need to take control

Indeed, it’s quite hard to take control of ones life but that doesn’t meet it’s impossible. Danny and Lexi proved the same after receiving a challenge from a friend to bring about some permanent changes in their lifestyle.

Starting anew

Lexi’s shape was always constant. Lexi has never considered that she had an option of changing her eating habits. When she met Danny, her eating habits were already cemented and she had rarely considered it possible to make a change.

Understanding her challenges

As Lexi tried to break through her eating habits. She found it difficult to stick to a plan. Her dieting plans never brought about a change that was long-lasting. Lexi would quickly regain any weight she lost, and often more. Being that she was unaware of how to successfully switch up her eating habits, At just 25 years of age, Lexi weighed almost 400 pounds.

Similarity attracts

At the start of their relationship when Danny was 28, he weighed almost 280 pounds. Their eating habits were very similar- both of them inclining towards junk food.

Reason behind

Lexi realised that it was due to her early childhood that her lifestyle, Food choices, Using iPhone for hours, On Television All day. “Growing up, we never had a lot of money and my parents never cooked. Processed foods were always easier to purchase than healthy foods.” She used to rely on food when dealing with all kinds of emotions.

Life became harder

As Lexi’s weight continued to increase, it became clearer to her that she was unable to participate in the more active activities. Her weight was making it harder for her to leave a normal and healthy life.

Getting Engaged

When Danny asked Lexi for her hand in marriage, she said yes without hesitation. “He never saw me as my size, asked me to change, or made me feel as anything other than beautiful,” said Lexi. However, at almost 485 pounds, she was having difficulty searching for a wedding dress. “Nobody knew how to make me feel like a bride…Thank god I was strong enough to know my worth, and kept searching for my 34 W dress clothing even though I questioned if I would ever find one,” she explained.

The Honeymoon

After their wedding, the couple went to Panama City Beach for their honeymoon. In a shell tour, the guide told them that the best shells could be found farther ahead in the beach. However, Lexi was feeling breathless after only quarter a mile.

Time for a change.

Lexi knew that it was about time they changed things in their loves. “We were fed up with the life that we were living and all the things that we weren’t able to do together as a couple,” she explained. “We also feared if we didn’t get our health under control, we would never be able to start a family.” Hence, on new years they decided to bring those changes.

Together through thick and thin

Lexi and Danny took a gym membership and went their five times a week- exercising for 30 minutes. Helping each other when one of them lost their way.

Just Keep Going…

The couple started to notice the changes to their body and appearance, which made them even more determined to keep going. Lexi continued to go to the gym, and also took on classes at the gym and got to know the other people in attendance.

Keeping their focus

Lexi and Danny adopting new diets. “I started taking the foods I loved and making healthier versions so I no longer felt like I had to give up something or deprive [myself],” claimed Lexi.

Healthy Breakfast:

I’m making sure that I eat enough first to fuel my workouts! As always find what works for you & your own goals. I support anyone trying to get healthy no matter what diet you follow. I try to eat higher protein & less carbs but still have carbs daily. I also eat 1400 calories daily.

After just a year and a half of extremely hard work, Lexi was rendered totally unrecognizable.
Isn’t She Looking like a Completely DIfferent Personality?

Getting love on Instagram

“I thought maybe I’d have 10 Instagram followers. I started it because I didn’t want to annoy all of my Facebook friends with my posts,” she says. But Lexi became quite popular on Instagram for her journey and garnered over 775,000 followers.

Celebrity overnight

Their amazing story went viral and the couple was invited to make television appearances in shows such as Rachael Ray’s show. The power couple shared their tips about healthy eating and their cooking tips.

A sense of freedom

“I am grateful for every single day and I am enjoying the journey,” Lexi explained. “Every day is a non-scale victory and a reminder of how far I’ve come. Like, I loved myself even at 485 pounds, but just to be able to wake up and do whatever I want to do and go wherever I want to go… I don’t feel like I’m a prisoner in my own body anymore.”

What’s next?

Lexi Reed explained that the biggest motivation for her to adopt a healthier lifestyle was so that she and Danny can have children, “In 5 years, I see us starting a family as well as finding ways to help more people change their life the same way that we have with diet and exercise.”

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