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Since starting her fitness journey in November, Riley Burruss has managed to lose more than 50 pounds by eating healthier (counting calories, eating light snacks and making sure her actual meals are balanced and hearty) and taking up boxing as a form of exercise. It’s a major feat for a 15-year-old, and it’s been so impressive that Riley has inspired her family to get moving.

Riley and mom Kandi visited Sister Circle this week to talk about all the hard work the teen has put in. The RHOA star revealed that because Riley is almost at her weight, and only 10 pounds away, they have a fitness challenge in place that has left Kandi sweating — literally.

“She definitely has inspired me,” Kandi said. “She has this new thing she’s trying to do. She’s getting closer to my weight. She said ‘If I make it to your weight,’ and if I don’t lose any and she gets down to my weight, she wants to take a picture together and show people how you can be the same weight as somebody and a different height and it looks different.”

Riley said the challenge isn’t meant to put pressure on her mom or herself, but rather, to show people that a certain weight on the scale doesn’t mean you’re big or small, because it can look different depending on a person’s body type. Kandi is short and curvy while Riley is taller and curvy.

“Just to kind of show that the weight on the scale doesn’t necessarily mean as much,” Riley said.

If you want further insight into how Riley got healthy, follow her new YouTube channel. You’ll see that she’s shared info about her hard work and even her meal plan for all those prepping for their own journey.


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