These two pictures and a couple more during my family vacation back in 2012 were my biggest wake up call. Especially the ones where I was in my swimsuit tanning🙈. ⠀⠀⠀
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I gained tons of weight during my late teenage years. I guess due to depression from moving away from the country I grew up in. I found comfort in food, became lethargic and really shy. ⠀⠀⠀
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From then on, I tried losing weight a few times which made my weight fluctuate up and down. I had my child in 2007 and I got even more bigger. ⠀⠀⠀
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I realized in 2012 during that summer that I can’t live my life just dreaming and watching people live their life to the fullest. ⠀⠀⠀
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I can’t sit around and not be active with my little one. And I can’t risk having health issues. I wanted more out of life. I wanted to feel alive for my child and I want to set a good example for her. That’s my back story⠀⠀⠀
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Since then I lost 100 lbs and kept it off. Right now I’m 15 lbs above my usual stage weight and that’s okay because competing isn’t in my plans at the moment. ⠀⠀⠀
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I have good and bad days just like everyone else. What matters is that even if I feel like I’m failing at some point, I keep going and I try my best everyday. ⠀⠀⠀
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My goal right now is to be stronger and build the best body I could achieve in the healthiest way possible without going to extremes. A fitness journey doesn’t have a finish line. You’re also never too old to start.⠀⠀⠀
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Before I get asked again. I didn’t have any type or surgery to lose weight and I didn’t have any type of skin surgery either. Just work hard and learn your own body.⠀⠀⠀
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📷 Credit goes to @ceceven

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