I Had to Hit Rock Bottom
“That’s what hurt the worst. That I AGREED with him. That was the moment I knew I had hit rock bottom. No one should ever feel that bad about themselves. I knew a something had to change.
I started going to the gym to deal with my depression. At first it was just a distraction from my problems, but it quickly became my favorite part of the day. I took up spinning, kickboxing, hot yoga, running and weight lifting. I went on a 60 mile backpacking trip with my brother and did numerous running events. I gave up all refined carbs like bread, pasta and sugar and I tracked everything in MyFitnessPal.
The more progress I made the more motivated I felt. I took lots of progress pictures and I knew I couldn’t give up this time. And I didn’t.
Now a year and a half later, I’ve lost 60 pounds and I feel better than ever. My confidence is through the roof. I’ve made so many new friends, which amazes me because when I was overweight I never wanted to meet anyone because I didn’t feel like myself. My husband and I recovered from our separation and we both feel like our marriage is healthier than it’s ever been. We do everything together, and he even works out with me. I have energy to be a good mom and a healthy example for my kids. I became a Wellness Coach at the YMCA and I co-write a blog called TheSkinnyBS.com with a friend to stay motivated.
Best of all, I love myself and I love my life. I feel like nothing can stop me. I look back at the old me and I don’t even recognize her. I don’t think I’ll ever stop trying to improve my fitness, my health, and myself.