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MOTIVATION MONDAYS: ‘The Weight Is Over’ Video Talking About Losing 150 Pounds In 12 Months

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What a difference a year makes. On this day exactly one year ago I decided to commit myself to a better lifestyle and put in the work daily to regain my health and control of my life. There have been numerous obstacles over the past 12 months, but I am happy to say that I’ve lost 150 pounds (so far). Check out the video below as I talk about my struggles and progress, and I also say goodbye to my beard.

[MUSIC] @AntoineEdmonson – ‘#PUTINWORK’ (Prod By Geoh for Chef Music)

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In the past year, as I’ve been sharing my weight loss journey with friends and strangers alike, I’ve received a lot of feedback about people being inspired by my progress. However, a good friend of mine was so inspired that he decided to make a song about it. Antoine Edmonson recorded “#PUTINWORK” to tell the story of hard work and the benefits that come along with it. This song will be the feature track from my upcoming mixtape “By Any Dreams Necessary.” Check it out below, and read what he had to say after.

The phenomenon that is Instagram has done two things: 1. Helped a lot of people become famous for their outer appearance and 2. Helped a lot of people work hard to change their outer appearance because of the people who have become famous as a result of their outer appearance.

I am one of those people who is changing their outer appearance. I have two friends, one is a youth pastor at my church, the other is a DJ. Both of them have lost close to 200lbs. They both have accomplished this feat independent of organized health plans.

This morning I weighed in at 182.6lbs. My goal is to be around the 165-170lb mark. I barely have to lose a fraction of what they have lost. They inspire me to not be lazy and fight for my fitness goals like I fight for everything else.

I wrote this song to inspire anyone else who needs a reminder to go hard everyday. Whether it’s the gym, music, sports, or building a family, we won’t see results until we¬†#PUTINWORK.

I hope you live before you die,

Antoine J. Edmonson

#bern200 – MOTIVATION MONDAYS: I DID IT!

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It’s been 48 weeks since I started my #bern200 journey. When I started I was determined to reach goals and break barriers my 400+ pound body would never accomplish. Over the past 11 months I’ve lost 150+ pounds and I feel like a new person! One thing that was always hard for me was standing up. I couldn’t stand on my feet for more than 5 minutes without breaking out in a sweat and experiencing back pain. Obviously any physical activity like jogging or running was just a pipe dream. However this Sunday I did the unthinkable; I ran a continuous mile in 8 minutes and 22 seconds, once again proving that setting a goal and working towards it every day makes the impossible a reality.
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