Sometimes a traumatic situation makes a person better instead of “bitter”. After all, it takes pressure to make a diamond right?
Well Real Housewives of Atlanta alum DeShawn Snow has turned her trauma into a total transformation after parting ways from her cheating husband, former NBA baller Eric Snow.
DeShawn has lost over 30 pounds (and counting) and looks totally amazing!
The former Atlanta “housewife” shares the secrets to her weight loss success PLUS a few before & after shots below:
DeShawn admits that it was the failure of her 12 year marriage to Snow that helped her pack on the pounds, but she got her mind right and now she’s fit and finer than ever!
“I felt everything was out of my control.
I had no control over anything that was happening in my life and the weight and working out was something I could control.”
According to USMagazine, Snow, 37, credits her close friend and personal trainer, Trey Crump, with keeping her motivated through her relationship troubles.
“[When] Trey heard [of my divorce], he texted me and was like ‘Meet me at the gym at 6 a.m.’ He didn’t ask me any questions, we just worked out. That was his way of getting me out of bed and then once I started, I just got consistent.”
Snow says she works out two hours a day and she’d like to lose at least 10 more pounds. As for her diet, she makes sure she eats in moderation.
“I supplement with protein shakes and I try to stay away from carbs.
Sometimes I’ll have seafood or vegetables. Basically it’s portion size, a maintenance thing.
Three years after her stint on Housewives, Snow is ready to impart her body confidence secrets to others through scripted TV dramas and yes, another reality series.
All of my projects are basically to empower and encourage young women.
The hardest thing in life is to believe that things happen for a reason. You can’t be a victim, you have to be a victor — press through it — and know that success is the best revenge.
Snow, who obtained her masters of divinity a while ago, continues to spread a message of positivity via her FaceBook page. Recently she shared the following quote:
It is impossible to erase all the parts of our lives that are associated with anything that now is painful because it is part of OUR STORY.
Our stories are a part of who we are and they define our choices and expectations. Therefore, we need to examine our stories in light of God’s truth and He will show us what is faulty and teach us a new way.
When I read it, I honestly felt like that message was directly for me but I figured I’d share it with y’all.
When you shed negativity and old baggage… look what a difference it makes!
Thank you DeShawn for further inspiring us ladies!
You were the one “true” housewife on the show who embodied class and strength. I wish you much success in all your future endeavors.