I have been fighting this thing called “OBESITY” for a very long time.
My Senior year in college I found out I had High Blood Pressure. Started taking a pill every single day. I was told to get healthy and stop eating bad foods and my blood pressure would get go down, but you think that stopped me? No.
In my late 20’s, I was at my highest weight ever of 286lbs. I also found out I had Sleep Apnea.
I could not believe I let myself go like this. I felt my life was just going downhill. Not only was I fat, I felt ugly, miserable, no energy whatsoever, never wanted to go out, very low self-esteem, talked to any loser that looked my way and dated guys that treated me like crap. I hated looking in the mirror! I just didn’t CARE!!!
That first night I had no choice but to sleep with a mask on my face (so I would not stop breathing during the night), was when I said enough is enough. I told myself, “I am NOT going to have Sleep Apnea for the rest of my life! I’m getting my life together! God has a PLAN for me and it’s not for me to get depressed, sleep in the bed every day and feel miserable about this amazing LIFE he has BLESSED me with!”
March 2016 is when my journey started. I found a program called 21 Day Fix Extreme by a company called Beachbody. I did Beachbody programs before but I was never committed. My mindset was not right. This time was different. 21 Day Fix Extreme came with 30min workouts, a meal plan, portion control containers and Shakeology. Only 21 days of healthy eating and exercise. I did 2 rounds of this program and lost 20lbs!
I could not believe I did it. I was losing weight. I felt and was looking AMAZING! My confidence, self –esteem and energy skyrocketed! I found myself. I found love for myself for the FIRST time ever! My attitude, my view about myself … I finally found my value, my worth. I fell in love with Kristen.
I gained CONFIDENCE in my ability to accomplish anything once I had focus and determination.
Yes … JUST from losing weight!
I began to think if 20lbs makes me feel and look this way, what happened if I continued? What would happen if I continued to be successful with weight loss and fitness? Who said, “I’m so mad I did that workout? I feel way too good!” Absolutely NO ONE!
My weight loss journey began …