50 Pound Weight Loss Transformation Michelle D’Amico

50 Pound Weight Loss Transformation

Recently featured on the cover of FITBODY Magazine, Michelle made an incredible 50 pound weight loss transformation through consistent hard work, determination, and expert online nutrition and fitness coaching.

Talk about inspirational! Michelle D’Amico overcame surgeries and TOS limitations taking control of her body to make an incredible 50 pound weight loss transformation. In the process, she inspired both her twin sister and her brother to each do the same!

Name, Age, & Hometown

Hi, I am Michelle D’Amico.  I am a 32-year-old working professional that had to overcome some adversity with personal injuries. I am very family oriented and very much a fur mommy to my baby Kenzie.

What made you seek out an online nutrition and fitness coach?

For years, I had put my schooling and then career first. Between two shoulder surgeries and simply a lack of time and direction, I had hit rock bottom in my weight loss journey. I knew I needed to make a 50 pound weight loss to really get back to where I felt amazing but did not know where to start. I found Julie Lohre online and reached out because she came across as so genuine. I needed some help in refocusing and a new-found inspiration.

“I feel great now and my outlook about my body and fitness is a positive one for the first time in a long time!”

50 pound weight loss before and after transformation photos

What unique challenges have you faced in your 50 pound weight loss journey?

I was unfortunately diagnosed with a syndrome called TOS (Thoracic Outlet Syndrome) which there is no real cure for. I had an extensive surgery where they took my pectoralis minor, first rib and some of my scalene muscles out in order to make room for my nerves and blood vessels to run down through my brachial plexus. It was a really difficult surgery recovery but I made it through.

The most challenging part was that I had a long 6 plus month rehab which was not fun and was at a very low point in my life. Coming back from that surgery and finding my way through the gym took a long time with some new-found weaknesses and limitations. Exercises that I was able to do in the past simply did not work for my body any more and I needed a coach that could work around my limitations.

50 lb weight loss transformation twins

What were your fitness goals when you first started with Julie?

When I first started training directly with Julie, my fitness goals were to lose weight, lean out and gain some muscle. I had tried several weight loss options from doing Zumba, the entire Sean T workouts to weight watchers which all helped to a degree but they were never real long-term solutions. I knew I needed a coach that could create plans specifically for my body, but also be there to provide the long term support and motivation I needed. Given that I knew I had at least 50 pounds to loose, this was going to be a process. With Julie, I knew I had a coach who would be with me for the long haul.

“I feel great now and my outlook about my body and fitness is a positive one for the first time in a long time.”

Fitbody Magazine Cover Model, Michelle D’Amico
FITBODY Magazine 50 Pound Weight Loss Transformation
I cannot believe I was able to make a 50 pound weight loss transformation and become a fitness cover model! That was beyond my wildest dreams!!!

Twin Sisters Danielle and Michelle made incredible weight loss transformations together!


When you first considered online personal training, did you have concerns?

My biggest concern with online personal training was how would this work. Obviously with someone being remote this can’t be easy and how will or can they push me to get up and go to the gym.

I can be lazy at times and I know I need to be held accountable in order for me to see results, especially since I truly wanted to make a 50 pound weight loss transformation. After a long conversation with my friend Sarah who had seen amazing progress with Julie, she reassured me that there is accountability and support and that alone will get you up and out to the gym. She was very right with that. There is something to be said having to check in with Julie Lohre every 2 weeks. It is one thing to not let yourself down but it is another not wanting someone you are working with and respect to be let down.  That made a big difference as I worked toward my 50 pound weight loss transformation.

Did you reach your goal of making a 50 pound weight loss transformation?

While I was aiming to lose 50 pounds, actually, I have lost close to 60 pounds now with so many inches off my waist, chest, and thighs.  I am lighter and fitter for sure. What I did not expect about this weight loss transformation is how it would change my attitude and outlook. I am just all around happier in my new body. I am finally happy like I was when I was in college and before I had my surgeries. My clothes fit better and I am more comfortable in my skin.

“I feel great now and my outlook about my body and fitness is a positive one for the first time in a long time.”

50 pound weight loss with FITBODY
Before I started this process, I hated wearing shorts and NEVER did I think I would be comfortable in a bikini… BUT NOW I AM!!!
50 Pound Weight Loss Transformation Online FITBODY
I am lighter, fitter and just all around happier in my new body. My clothes fit better and I am just more comfortable in my skin!

What was the hardest part of your journey to lose 50 pounds?

Truthfully, most of this was hard and I had to dig deep. Julie helped me first to believe it was possible. When you have this much weight to lose, it can feel overwhelming. Even knowing where to start can be tough. Once I committed to Julie and the process though, things became significantly easier.

On a day to day basis, I would say that the hardest part about my 50 lb weight loss journey was just getting up and going to the gym. I thought that would get easier over time and while it did a little, there are still days I have to convince myself to go. It definitely took me a while to find the right fit in my schedule to get it all in. Once I found that, Julie helped me get the eating portion under control it all just kind of worked out. Having a plan lined out by a female coach that understood a woman’s body made all of the difference.

50 pound weight loss before and after twins

What is the best and worst part of having Julie Lohre as your online nutrition and fitness coach?

What I really want women to know is that the best part about working with Julie is her positivity. She is so easy it is to work! She has a great energy that has given me the motivation and the push I needed to make sure I hit my goals for myself but also for her. I can’t imagine how I could have lost this 50 pounds without her help!


Julie, Thank you for everything that you have taught me during this 50 pound weight loss transformation!  You have shown me that the gym can be my sanctuary and a place where I can find peace in my stressful day.

50 pound weight loss in twins

Danielle and Michelle D’Amico have made fitness a family affair!  Together they have lost almost 100 lbs in less than a year.  Congratulations Ladies!


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