Nadia Lawler, 27, of St. Petersburg
Pre-pregnancy weight: 120 pounds
Pregnancy weight: 170
Current weight: 112
Lost: 48 pounds (baby weighed 10 pounds)
Quote: "Some days I wanted to cry it was so hard, but at the same time I felt so much better."
Did you "eat for two" during your pregnancy?
Yes, I thought I could eat whatever I wanted. I loved steak, cheeseburgers, ice cream. I ate just about everything in sight.
What inspired your weight loss?
My wedding. I wanted to lose the baby weight and look really good in my wedding dress.
What worked for you?
I went to Gold's Gym off 38th Ave. N in St. Pete and told them to give me the toughest personal trainer they had. I wanted personalized advice on what to eat and how to use the weights.
My trainer, Mike Rhine, worked with me twice a week. I immediately saw results. I also take spinning and Zumba classes. I run 3 to 5 miles, three times a week, on the treadmill.
What are you eating these days?
I've cut out sugar and alcohol and try to eat a low-carb, high-protein diet. But I also have a cheat day when I eat whatever I want.
What kind of workout gear?
Nike running shoes. I always try to look good when I work out. My favorite is probably my fuchsia top and spandex capri leggings.
Ultimate fitness goal?
To enter and finish a 5K race.
You knew you lost a lot of weight when . . .
I could fit into a size zero.