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“I was a heavy girl through out my childhood & adolescent life. 23 years old I became pregnant at 200lbs. Didn’t enjoy my pregnancy & became very depressed & self conscious because I didn’t “look pregnant” I “looked fat.”After having my son at 240lbs, I went down to 210lbs but didn’t change my poor eating habits. I was going through a rough time and fell into post partum depression.
Stayed home all day with my son because I didn’t want to leave my house & went back up to 240lbs. At that point I started to feel very unhealthy, I was having difficulty breathing & got tired fast. None of my clothes fit which lead me to start using my pregnancy clothes again. That’s when it hit me, that I needed to make a change in my life for the better. I wanted to be able to run w/ my son at the park & have all the energy to be the best mom I can be & deserved.
So i joined the gym, went from 0 exercise to 6 times a week. I started making better eating choices. I cut out fast foods & junk foods. Instead of drinking sodas or juices when I was thirsty, I started drinking more water. Slowly but surely I started to see RESULTS & that’s what kept me motivated to keep going. One pound at a time, one day at a time it became my healthy addiction. 2 years into it, down 90lbs I began to experience a lot of loose skin in my stomach, which made me feel discouraged that I had lost all that weight and still was unhappy about certain areas off my body. It wasn’t easy, nothing about my fitness journey has been easy. I have broken down, cried & wanted to give up so many times, but I knew that in order to achieve my goals I would have to overcome many challenges because you don’t fail until you stop trying.”