Turning point: After giving up working out, I changed how I ate and actually began losing a significant amount of weight. Once I was happy with my eating habits, figured if I paired healthier eating with working out, the weight would fly off. And it did!
Weight-loss tip: Use high-intensity interval training (HIIT)! It allows you to burn the calories for fat-loss, while also developing the muscle you'll need to both look toned and sustain the weight loss.