Woman, 24, who was once overweight shares her amazing 45kg weight loss journey

Woman, 24, who was once overweight shares her amazing 45kg weight loss journey

- Olivia Shanks once weighed 115kg

- She has shed 45kg in two years

- She now coaches others who wish to shed weight

A woman in Virginia in the US has shared her amazing weight-loss transformation.

Olivia Shanks once weighed a heavy 115kg and was often breathless and sweaty from just walking to class. It also affected her self-confidence.

The 24-year-old graduate has now shed a massive 45kg in two years and boasts an impressive hourglass figure.

Woman, 24, who was once overweight shares her amazing 45kg weight loss journey

Olivia once weighed 115kg (photo credit: DailyMailUk)

In an interview, Olivia said: "What really sparked my motivation to lose weight was walking to class one day at the end of my junior year and I was literally losing my breath walking a few flights of stairs.

"I was so embarrassed with myself about how sweaty I had gotten just walking to class and after that day, I told myself it was time to take control of my life and get my health right."

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Woman, 24, who was once overweight shares her amazing 45kg weight loss journey

Before and after her weight-loss journey (photo credit: DailyMailUk)

She added that she also wished to change her mindset and boost her confidence. She said: "I was always the happy girl but I wanted to genuinely be happy with myself inside and out so I started my weight-loss journey."

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Olivia said she changed her eating habits and started being physically active. Her transformation inspired her to start coaching others.

Woman, 24, who was once overweight shares her amazing 45kg weight loss journey

Olivia is now a weight-loss coach (photo credit: DailyMailUk)

She added: "I've found my passion for helping others lose weight and get healthy. It's a such a wonderful feeling to see my clients gain their confidence back and feeling good in their own skin."

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Watch Olivia explain more in the video below.

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