Once upon a time I weighed 230lbs. Can't show a picture of myself at my biggest, because I never took pictures. Within a 2-year period I went down to 120lbs. I don't look too healthy in either of the pictures shown. Currently I'm 140lbs, which is a healthy BMI for my height. How did I do it?
The amount of time dancing per day with a weighted prop. Prop of choice, my hula hoop.
Lots of stretching and yoga. In 2011 my mother got me the WiiFit, in return gaining experience with yoga. Eventually started teaching myself more strength than stretch poses.
More dancing with props! I kid you not, my arms were pretty damn muscular while learning poi. Poi isn't my favorite of circus arts, but has its benefits.
Exercise and tons of water is/was my main focus. During my years of weight loss I ate a vegan diet. However, nutrition is something I'm still working on. Never would have thought I'd lose as much weight as I have. Especially by hula hooping. If you're interested in circus arts, be sure to check out how to make your own weighted hula hoop in an upcoming post.