“The only time you should look back is to see how far you’ve come.”
Sharing old pictures of me makes me want to vomit a little, but so many of you don’t know what a struggle my weight has been.
I was never the “popular girl” or the “hot friend”. I always had crushes on guys I could never get and although I felt I was pretty great, I never felt good enough.
I struggled with severe depression in my teens and throughout my college years, any breakup devastated me. My dad was always the first one I called, sobbing. He had to remind me to get out of bed, remind me to eat, remind me to take care of myself.
The day before I came home in June, I texted him to tell him Charlie and I were in separate rooms. My dad expected the same broken-hearted girl to get off that bus. What he saw was a strong, empowered woman who was about to tell her dad she was ready to stand up for herself….for the first time in her life.
I look back at these pictures and I barely recognize myself. I want to tell that girl that she has so much more strength than she even knows ❤
Thank you, Beachbody, for changing my life. Thank you for changing my physical health but more than that….thank you for giving me the tools to empower myself. I’m finally becoming the woman I always envisioned I could be and I think she’s pretty amazing.
This is just the beginning of my transformation.