Marquita Wilson is a fitness inspiration. After the passing of her mother and having to take care of her sister who suffers from Cerebral Palsy, Wilson lost 125 lbs. She was awarded the Caretaker of the Year award in 2016 by Kelly’s Choice Award Gala and has shared her story on Kelly’s Choice show. Recently, she competed in her first OCB Capital Classic professional show on December 3, 2016 where she placed 3rd, 4th and 5th in the bikini catergory and was recognized on the official OCB website. Wilsoon is also a On1e clothing brand ambassador, sponsored athlete by Outlaw Laboratory and has currently participated in the Arnold Model Search USA. Learn more about this Wednesday Wonder Woman below.
SwagHer: So you began your weight loss journey, after the death of your mother and while caring for your sister who has Cerebral Palsy, but what inspired you to really go for it?
Marquita: What really inspired me, after the passing of my mother and providing total care for my sister with Cerebral Palsy was being diagnosed with High blood pressure, sugar diabetes, living on the verge of heart disease, and having a stroke, I was determined not to have to take medicine for the rest of my life, “doctors stated” most people are unlikely to loose the necessary weight needed, and I was determined to prove them wrong, I wanted to live.
SwagHer: How does it feel to lose over 100lbs?
Marquita: It feels simply amazing to lose the weight, life changing! It’s an amazing feeling to look great in your clothes, however it’s a phenomenal feeling to live heart healthy on daily basis.
SwagHer: What are some exercises or lifestyle changes you now practice to keep the weight off?
Marquita: My motto is simple, I eat clean, drink plenty of water, work hard, sleep and repeat, Consistency is the key to greatness, creating a healthy mind leads you directly towards success.
SwagHer: What do you enjoy most about training others?
Marquita: I’m currently not training others, However, I truly enjoy encouraging others, motivating others to believe in themselves, it is and will always be you vs you, throughout this journey there will be ups and downs, but stay consistent, focused and in the game, don’t Quit on your self. Find your magic, it lives deep inside.
SwagHer: What is one of your favorite quotes?
Marquita: “Why not you?” is the only question. This is my slogan#iamteamkillthefat‼️ When people tell me, “I can’t, it’s too hard ” and other excuses, this is what I ask them, again and again, “why not you?” See we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. We must believe in ourselves first. First change ourselves and then things will change around us.
SwagHer: What words of inspiration would you care to share with others on a fitness journey?
Marquita: Don’t quit, slow motion beats no motion. Stay consistent and focused in the game. If you drop the ball, just pick it back up. Seek out like- minded people to help guide you. Have patience. Believe in yourself first. The best thing I ever did was to believe in me. Remain humble. Happiness start within you, and when your questioning yourself remember “why not you?” is the only question.
SwagHer: Please share your website and social media?
Twitter: Marquita Wilson@teamkillthefat