A 600-pound mother is leaving the Internet users stunned with the videos of her incredible fitness journey.
Leneathra Reed, of Mississippi, decided to shed pounds after she weighed 626 pounds.
She started working with a personal trainer two months ago and has lost 30 pounds since starting her fitness journey.
Her workouts include jumping jacks, climbing on tires and sit-ups. Her trainer Frank Harbin shared a video of Reed’s fitness journey that has received 52 million views.
Now, the mother has revealed the reason behind her decision to lose weight – it’s her 23-month-old daughter Kenlyn.
‘I can’t see anyone else raising her, so I have to do this for my daughter. Just her smile and watching her light up looking at me, it’s enough to keep me going.’ Reed told WCVB.
Reed decided to lose weight in November. She said:
‘I would stop in the hallway and pretend like I was talking to other co-workers, just embarrassed that I couldn’t breathe,’
She has already lost 30 pounds since starting her workout routine with Harbin.
‘Even those few pounds that I’ve lost, I can tell the difference in my back. I can actually breathe better,’ Reed said.
Her trainer Harbin said: ‘She won’t quit, she’ll push to the end.’
When Harbin shared Reed’s story with a video of her workout journey, a number of Internet users supported her and wished her good luck.
Reed now wants to inspire others toward health through her fitness journey, she says:
‘Why not get up and get off of my behind and show people that just because you’re big, that does not mean that you have to sit there and just take it,’ she said. ‘When you admit that you have a problem, and you admit that it’s something that you need to get up and do something about it, you can do it.’