This Woman Stopped Doing This One Exercise and Lost 37 Pounds

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Trying to lose weight can be frustrating, especially when it feels like you’re doing everything right and still aren’t seeing results. Alice Fields understands this pain.

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Starting at 200 pounds, the 24-year-old Australian was forcing herself to get up and run three miles every morning. “It was torture. I wasn’t something I enjoyed at all. But I thought it was what I had to do to lose weight,” Fields told People. She was also cutting back on the amount of food she ate, and yet she still wasn’t seeing results she wanted. She explains that she would lose a small bit of weight, but once she started eating normally again, she’d put the weight back on.

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At the end of last year this image of me was shared around multiple social media platforms and I was interviewed a bunch of times. It is still in circulation and just like a game of Chinese whispers my statements in the articles I read today that are using my photos are getting more and more distorted. How did I make the change? What did I do? – I PERSONALLY, started tracking my macros. I was consistent with my caloric intake and I started powerlifting 5 days per week. These articles about me are now stating “STOP DOING CARDIO” – “CARDIO WONT MAKE YOU LOSE WEIGHT” – “EAT WHAT YOU LIKE” etc. Let’s just hold up right there… All I am going to say is, **calories in VS calories out** Whatever you chose to put in your body, and how ever you chose to move IS UP TO YOU. Just move. Be aware of the food you are putting in your body. For me, lifting heavy weights and consuming a consistent amount of calories (that have been broken down into specific macronutrients *proteins/fats/carbs) worked for ME! I have seen THOUSANDS of comments stating things like “This girl is an idiot – telling people not to do cardio.” – “Cardio is good for your heart, this girl has no idea what she’s talking about”. Did I do ZERO cardio? No. I went from doing 90% cardio and killing myself with 5am sprints until I could barely walk… to just taking my dog on 30min walks and running around with her at the park. I get so many messages asking if I took prescription pills and people asking me to send them programs/eating plans – YOU DO YOU GUYS!! Move. It’s good for your mind, body and soul. It’s good for your heart. Sweat. Push your body. Lift heavy weights. See how empowering it is to lift some heavy ass weights and slam them back on the ground!!! At the end of the day, look at what you’re eating. Look at how much you are moving. Try different sports, try different lifting techniques and be consistent. If you would like me to put you in touch with the coach that gave me my programs and specific macros, I would be happy to do so. Send me a message. But at the end of the day, there are no magic tricks, pills or potions. Find something you love and enjoy your journey! ☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️

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So instead of running and hating it, she decided to try an IIFYM (If It Fits Your Macros) diet and swap her cardio for a powerlifting workout. This adjustment did wonders. She said she started to notice a difference after just a month. Not just in her strength—but also the way her clothes fit.

Although she dropped her weight to 163 pounds, she also stopped judging her success solely by what the scale said. “I was losing weight in some places and gaining muscle in others,” she told the online magazine. Not only were these new muscles giving her a toned look, but she also realized that with more muscle, her body was burning more fat. 

So what’s her advice to other woman looking for similar results? “Just keep at it and try different things,” Fields told Daily Mail Australia. “Find something you love and get your friends involved and create that support base. Make it fun and make it consistent.”

Keep scrolling to see the kind of lifting Fields does to maintain her toned physique. 

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