The weight loss story of this cattle rancher will inspire you to achieve your fitness goals this year. You’ve likely heard of a variety of diet regimens, and finding one that works for you might be difficult at times.
Kiah Twisselman has been on the road for nearly two years, yet her approach is ideal for our current quarantine situation.
The 27-year-old has never been to a gym and does not participate in weekly support groups. Her meals comes straight from her family’s cattle ranch.
“Life in quarantine hasn’t been all that different from normal life,” she told PEOPLE.
Kiah’s situation two years ago was very different. She worked for the Kentucky Beef Council in Kentucky as the Director of Consumer Affairs in 2018. This female rancher, although having a great job and a wonderful partner who is now her fiancé, struggled with one aspect of her life: her weight. She weighed 285 pounds at the time, which was her heaviest weight.
“I’ve fought with weight my whole life,” she continued. “I tried a variety of diet regimens, and it was just this dreadful cycle of losing weight, going off the diet, and gaining it all back and then some.”
Kiah had given up and believed she would never be able to change.
“I thought it was simply my genetics for a long time, that I was just given a lousy hand and there was nothing I could do about it,” she added.
A job role, on the other hand, prompted her to start working on herself.
As Director of Consumer Affairs for the Kentucky Beef Council, the rancher was tasked with overseeing the nutrition program. Standing in front of a panel of influencers, teachers, and qualified dieticians was essential for the task.
Kiah was apprehensive about having to tell them about the nutritional benefits of beef. She was well aware that her health was deteriorating at the moment.
She continued, “I was like, ‘I want to walk the walk.'”
After reading one book, Kiah was motivated to make great changes. On a flight to a work meeting, she read motivational speaker Rachel Hollis’ book “Girl, Wash Your Face.”
“That book was a wake-up call for me,” she continued, “that if you want to improve your life, live a better life, or create a life you’ve always dreamed of, it’s all in your control and no one else’s.”
Hollis’ Five to Thrive Plan, which encourages the development of five simple behaviors, was her choice. Kiah started waking up an hour earlier every day, exercising for 30 minutes, drinking half her body weight in ounces of water, journaling, and eating intuitively.
Kiah shed 25 pounds between October 2018 and January 2019 as a result of her dedication. That success gave her the motivation to keep going. She made a new goal for herself: she wanted to drop 100 pounds by October 2019. Her weight loss remained consistent, but she did hit some snags.
“It was about keeping those small steps ahead and not getting too comfy in my routine,” she explained.
To increase her energy, Kiah began undertaking more difficult YouTube workout videos and experimenting with different nutritious diets. These practices helped her achieve amazing outcomes, but it was her mindset that improved the most.
“In the past, whenever I failed at dieting, I would say, ‘See, you failed, you always fail.'” “But this time,” Kiah added, “I started with self-love.”
“I had to love myself just to show up every day and do the tough things, and I had to forgive myself and ask, ‘What can I learn from this?'” ‘What can I do with this experience to help me move forward?’
Kiah lost 103 pounds in a year and an extra 19 pounds in the past seven months, achieving her goal of losing 103 pounds in a year. She and her fiancé have returned to her family’s cattle ranch in San Luis Obispo, California. Kiah has also changed careers, and she now runs her own marketing firm as a health and wellbeing coach.
She now claims that the numbers on the scale aren’t as important as they formerly were.
“It’s more about showing up and loving myself today than it is about hitting a number or a target weight,” she explained.
Kiah did an amazing job of transforming her life! Do you follow any diet regimens at the moment? Did this rancher’s weight-loss journey inspire you? Please forward this to your family and friends!