I still remember how I felt before I hit the share button like it was yesterday. The first time I ever attempted to write a blog was on Instagram 8 months ago. I was touched by all the transformation stories people were sharing and inspired to share my own. I wasn't sure how people were going to react but reminded myself that my reasoning for doing so was coming from a place of love and connection. I want to kick off my first blog with my transformation story as it was my first and written from my heart. Thank you for taking the time to read it and I hope it resonates with you one way or another. Let the blogging begin! :)
This is my transformation story:
Ever hear "you're too hard on yourself?" That pretty much summed up my outlook on life no matter how hard I was working to improve it. So hard that I became bulimic trying to control it my senior year of college. On the outside, life was great and it was, but I couldn't acknowledge it because my mindset was not in the right place. I had the most supportive family and friends a girl could ever ask for, but felt like no one understood me. That picture on the left was taken a few years ago. I had just moved to LA for work and promised myself that my eating disorder wasn't going to follow. I was wrong. It got worse. After trying to battle the disorder for 4 years I decided to check myself into a outpatient program center. Fast-forward 3 1/2 years later I quit my job in advertising sales to become a personal trainer so I could help people heal psychologically through the physical. Words can't really express the feeling a person gets when they're physically strong. You don't have to be an athlete, you don't have to love working out, but what you do need is to have the mindset to want to move. I promise you'll learn to love it when consistent. It's a super human power that we can all have. Exercise releases endorphins and is the solution for so many diseases. Ask for help when you need it. Know that you are never alone in your battles. Do whatever it takes to keep going. DIG DEEP! This is my transformation story. What's yours?