California Girl Loses 66 Pounds the Natural Way
When nine-year-old Breanna Bonds reached 186 pounds, her family knew it was time to make a change. Their new exercise routine started off simply, with walks on the 4 mile trail near their home. In less than a year, Breanna lost 66 pounds.
Breanna and her parents, Heidi and Dan Bond, committed themselves to walking every day, rain or shine, snow or hail. Breanna's new active lifestyle also included running on the treadmill at home and joining the basketball team.
"She is an inspiration to the world and all children who are having weight issues across America, that you can do it with a pair of tennis shoes and motivation," Breanna's mom Heidi Bond said.
The Bond family offered three tips for other parents who want to kick start a healthy, active lifestyle.
- Start as soon as possible
- Enforce healthy eating habits
Read more and watch an inspiring video about Breanna's story at ABC News.