A few years ago, Lexi and Danny Reed used to be extremely overweight. Despite working out and eating healthy, they couldn’t lose more than 10 pounds.
Here’s the story of how two obese people turned themselves into talented fitness bloggers. Their story is proof that anything is possible when you put your mind to it!
When Lexi started dating Danny, she weighed over 485lb. Her weight started to affect their relationship because she couldn’t do simple things like going for a walk, swimming, or hiking.
So instead of going on dates, the Reeds would spend their time lying in bed and watching TV. Danny wasn’t in his best shape either, weighing up to 280lb.
Lexi also had a difficult time finding a wedding dress that fit her body. She felt depressed because all the dresses she liked were too small for her.
“Nobody knew how to make me feel like a bride and not my size,” she said.
“Thank god I was strong enough to know my worth and kept searching for my 34W dress even though I questioned if I would ever find one,” she said.
Their wedding day turned out to be a success, but they couldn’t go on a honeymoon because Lexi couldn’t fit into an airplane seat.
Lexi was upset that she couldn’t fly. She had always wanted to go to Orlando to visit the theme park.
Finally, in January 2016, Lexi decided she was going to lose weight and make a big change to her lifestyle. So how did she do it?
Lexi and Danny made a bet with their friends: “no eating out, no soda, no alcohol, no cheat meals, and working out for 30 minutes five times a week.”
They knew it wasn’t going to be easy, but they decided to try it anyway and see what would happen. But there was one secret ingredient to their weight loss journey.
Sticking to a healthy diet was difficult at first. Lexi and her boyfriend started cooking together instead of eating out or ordering takeout.
But despite having healthy self-esteem, Lexi felt anxious when people stared at her at the gym.
Danny and Lexi were lucky to find a gym that was close to their house and had the right equipment. After a few weeks, they fell into a routine of working out almost every day and began seeing results.
Lexi started losing 20lb a month, and soon others began noticing the changes in her body.
The couple learned how to cook protein-rich versions of their favorite meals so that they wouldn’t feel like they were missing out.
After one year of working out and eating healthy, Danny had lost over a hundred pounds and was now at a much healthier weight of 190lb. However, Lexi still had a long way to go until she hit her ideal weight.
They started going on proper dates, like camping and hiking, and finally went to Orlando to see Hogwarts.
For the first time since the beginning of their relationship, Lexi and Danny began talking about having children.
Without dieting and working out, having children would have been impossible for Lexi. But now, she could actually see herself becoming a mother.
“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,” she told Life & Style.
However, Lexi wanted to lose even more weight before having children. She had set a goal for herself to lose 300lb in three years, and she wasn’t about to give up.
She created an Instagram account under the username @fatgirlfedup, where she updated girls on her weight loss journey.
Lexi’s Instagram quickly gained traction, with lots of people praising her for sharing her amazing transformation and motivating other women.
The couple also started a YouTube channel where they shared their advice on losing weight and staying healthy.
The pair’s story was featured on TV, and they even received an invitation to the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards, where Lexi was honored by TNTG Drama and L’Oreal Paris.
They are happy that they could help others change their lives for the better.
Lexi and Danny still work out together almost every day. Danny also started his own Instagram account, where he shares his workout routine and life updates.
Danny believes that anything is possible if you work for it, even if you feel like you’vevr hit rock bottom.