Erica Lugo is counting down the days until her skin removal surgery.
The Biggest Loser trainer, who has lost over 160 lbs., announced on Friday that after going “back and forth for years,” she decided to get her loose skin removed. Now, Lugo, 34, is excitedly prepping for the grueling surgery coming up on Sept. 22.
“Staying on point until my 360 tummy tuck to remove my loose skin (yes — there’s lots under there! Can’t wait to see the full effect of what’s under this loose skin! I’ve worked hard!),” she posted on Instagram Monday.
Lugo said she booked her surgery with Athenix Body Sculpting, and since that day she’s “been insanely on point with nutrition, fitness and recovery.”
“That means sleep, mindfulness and listening to my body,” she said. “I want to go into surgery healthy, happy and ready!”
Lugo said on Friday that she was “terrified” to share the “raw” photos of her loose skin but wanted to be transparent as she prepared for her surgery.
“Loose skin has been a part of my journey for five years,” she said. “I’ve always been okay with it. It’s been my battle scar, but the more I begin to build muscle and get leaner I get the more loose skin builds up. No amount of exercise or nutrition will help the loose skin pockets on my hips and stomach
That’s why, Lugo said, she opted for a tummy tuck.
“It wasn’t an easy decision. It’s been something I’ve researched for years. I’ve been back and forth for years and I’m finally scheduled Sept 22nd with @athenixbody and I couldn’t be more nervous, scared but excited!” she said.