5 Things I Did to Reshape my Body: Finding herself at a weight of 350lbs, Michaela Hines from Kansas City, Missouri (USA) was miserable. In late 2018 she picked herself up and started doing something about it.
ONE – ATE & REFUELLED MY BODY BETTER: The first milestone, over the first three years was to eat and fuel herself better, which saw her successfully get down to 170lbs.
But in early 2020, the pandemic hit, and with the stress of everything around her, Michaela gained back almost 20lbs. It wasn’t until January (2022) that she decided to reclaim her life and get into the swing of things to achieve her health goals.
“I needed to try and finally hit the goals I’d set for myself at the beginning of this journey,” she explains.
TWO – STARTED A FITNESS REGIME: Michaela’s initial goal was to get down to 150lbs and have a total weight loss of 200lbs from her heaviest weight, so she started working out on her own again, just doing cardio. In March she made the leap and joined a new local gym in Kansas City called Chiefs Fit where she began working with a personal trainer.
“He had me do their Evolt 360 scan when I signed up, and wow, it was eye-opening,” the 27-year-old reveals.
THREE – SET A BASELINE & REALISTIC GOALS: “We immediately set goals to lower bio age and body fat percentage. It was so helpful that the Evolt scan told me what my macros should be and how many calories I should be consuming. I began doing a combination of cardio, HIIT and weights, where I worked out once or twice a day.”
For Michaela’s nutrition, she relied heavily on the macros and nutrition guidelines the Evolt 360 scan gave her.
“I use an app called Lose It, which allows me to set my macros and track my food, exercise, weight, measurements, everything,” she says.
“I was disciplined in my food intake and sticking to my nutrition guidelines; I even meal prepped every Sunday afternoon.”
FOUR – TRACKED MY PROGRESS ON THE EVOLT 360: Prior to joining Chiefs Fit, Michaela had heard of the Evolt 360 but never had a scan on one before.
“I love that it truly gives you a full picture of your health,” she explains.
“I’m 4ft 9 and 164lbs now, and if you look at my BMI chart I’m considered ‘obese’. Seeing that chart makes me feel disappointed; knowing that I have put in so much work and still my BMI paints a negative picture of me”.
“The Evolt scan is different though. It tells me my body fat percentage, skeletal mass, lean muscle mass, and gives me an incredible insight into my body and health. Yes, it tells me my weight, but it breaks that down piece-by-piece and allows me to see myself as more than just a number on a weight scale.”
Let’s take a look at Michaela’s comparison scans. Her first scan was conducted on 31 March, 2022 whilst her second was taken on 11 June, 2022.
31 March, 2022 11 June, 2022
Weight 182.1lbs 164.2 lbs
Body Fat Mass 67.2 43
Subcut. Fat Mass 58.6 39
Visceral Fat Mass 8.6 4
Visceral Fat Area 97 36
Visceral Fat Level 12 5
Total Body Fat % 36.90% 26.20%
Lean Body Mass 114.9 121.3
Skeletal Muscle Mass 62.6 67
Bio Age 30 26
BWI Score 7.1/10 8.2/10
What Life Is Like Now
Michaela’s life is now back on track, and she couldn’t be happier with the progress. She’s thrilled that her weight loss journey was filled with positive ways of looking at her body and that the Evolt 360 scans helped her understand what needed to be shifted.
“Technology like Evolt is incredibly important for anyone trying to improve their health,” she says.
“It tells you which areas of your body you should be focusing on like legs, arms, torso…and it breaks down the different kinds of fat in your body. When you weigh in to see results, you don’t just see a lower number on the scale – you see a complete breakdown of your success”.
“The Evolt shows it to you like it is – yes, maybe your weight stayed the same, but you lost a pound of fat or gained a pound of muscle.”
FIVE – BE CONSISTENT, BE DISCIPLINED, BE PATIENT
With experience comes knowledge, and Michaela has some words of wisdom for everybody out there.
“Take lots of pictures and videos for comparison, and then get scanned by an Evolt. Use the results along with your pictures to see a clear progression of the results you’re achieving over time,” she advises.
“Then, be patient. It takes time to take your health back. Forming unhealthy habits doesn’t happen overnight, and in turn, reinforcing healthy habits won’t be easy and you won’t see results straight away”.
“You have to be disciplined, consistent and steadfast in the pursuit of your goals. Every little bit of progress you make day-to-day that you don’t see will lead up to major progress you can see down the line.”
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