Thursday, January 7, 2010

Shei Atkins Success Story

I know how hard it feels to look in the mirror and not be happy with what you see. I know how it is to not feel beautiful and cringe at every picture you see of yourself. You know the thoughts that run through your mind "Uh, look at my arms", "Oh, my face is so fat". I could go on and on. That was me 5 years ago.

I weighed 145 pounds my 10th grade year in high school. I was active in the drill team and I loved how I looked. It wasn't until I started working and got out of the drill that the truth was revealed. The truth is that you can't eat any kind of way and think you're gonna stay the same size. I gained 30 pounds my 11th grade year!

I decided to get back in the drill team my senior year and get this weight off. My my mind was not the same and my motivation was gone. I didn't have any sticking power so I dropped out of the drill team. After graduating and sitting in those size 14-16 clothes coming from a 10, I'd had enough! Your girl started doing Tae Bo in June. By November, your girl was back in a size 10, 30 pounds lighter. That was such a great accomplishment for me. That's not the end of the story though.

I graduated in 2000 and got married 2001. I was looking good and feeling good. How come by the time 2004 came your girl was at 173 pounds?! That was during my first cd "Life In Stereo". By the time I put out my second album "The Lita Mae Show", I was back at 180 pounds! Enough was enough!

I'd made up my mind that I will never ever gain 30 pounds again without any kids! I fell off because I wasn't consistent. I wasn't consistent because my mindset was to lose the weight quick when I should have been making it a LIFESTYLE. Since 2005 I've kept the weight off and live the health and fitness lifestyle. I encourage you to do the same. If you change your mind, you'll change your body. If you change your lifestyle, you'll KEEP your body. Get in this thing for the long haul. If I can do it, you can too!!!

It doesn't matter if you have more weight to lose than I did. What matters is that you stay consistent and know that you didn't get your size overnight so don't expect it to come off overnight. Don't look at how long it's gonna take. Listen to me, it's NOT about how quick...unless you wait to the last minute to lose weight for a wedding or

Since 2008, I've been a personal trainer and I'm helping people reach their goals everyday. If you feel you can't do this thing by yourself, I can help you or you can find a workout partner or personal trainer near you. Love yourself enough to CHANGE. Even if I can't train you, I created this blog because I want to help you by giving you important information you need to reach your personal goals. For more info you can check out my website at



  1. You go girl! Keep inspiring others!

  2. Shei, this question could be geared more toward ur husband I believe. My wife is overweight and not satisfied with her body. I am dissatisfied cuz she is dissatisfied. Also her knees hurt and she may be having some health issues becuz of it which I don't like. How can I, as a husband,encourage her to exercise more and want to get fitter? Sometimes when I suggest it,it is I don't feel like it or not right now to exercise. Sometimes if I think she is eating too much or late at night then go lay down on the food, she gets angry if I say something. I want her to be fit. She wants to be fit and regain her highschool cheerleading body. What can I do as her husband and say as her husband(despite her getting angry) to motivate her? I believe it is affecting other areas of our lives as well. To ur husband, what did and how did u handle it dude?

  3. this is definitely inspiring...i have been working out for a month now and i must admit i get discouraged but this just inspired me:)