When Heather Lemanski got pregnant four years ago, she quit smokingand started eating. “I replaced my smoking dependency with food,” she says, explaining her 70-pound weight gain. After her daughter was born, Heather used “I just had a baby” as an excuse for her weight. Her turnaround came in the summer of 2006. “I had to buy my first size 20, and that was depressing,” she says.
To tone her arms as she lost weight, Heather used small dumbbells to do basic moves such as biceps curls and triceps kickbacks. “Id rather use proper form and smaller weights than try to lift larger weights,” she says.
She always pours herself a tall glass of skim milk at dinner to get the nutritional benefits. “I know people say not to drink your calories, but I feel the milk is worth it,” Heather says.
Heather buys fruit in bulk from a warehouse store so she always has something on hand for noshing.