This year, I will be 35. When I look back at pictures of myself from 10-15 years ago, I barely recognize that girl. I knew nothing about a healthy lifestyle. I went through the wild college stage of too much partying and way too much pizza and Hardee’s.
College wasn’t to blame. My insecurities began way before that.
At 18, I was lost.
My life consisted of a super unhealthy body image and relationship with food. My first weapon of choice was Ephedra pills. Popping so many of those so often that my toes would curl at night because I was so dehydrated. I put myself on weight watchers after I broke my arm Senior year because I was afraid I would get fat. I used more diet pills & laxatives because I was so unhappy with my 119 lb frame.
It took my sister seeing through my lies and BS to get me help before things went too far. I remember being so mad at her and at the same time, so relieved that she cared more about my life and less about my feelings. I needed that. Hiding and lying were exhausting.
At 34, I now know how to FUEL MY BODY and FEED MY MIND. I love this body that has grown 3 beautiful babies. I have learned (and continue to learn) how to live a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE.
It certainly wasn’t an overnight thing. It took work. I had to retrain my brain to learn what I needed and not what I wanted because too often those are two separate things.
There are 4 fabulous girls that look up to me and I want them to LOVE themselves just how God made them. They need to see my confidence and feel empowered.
My past doesn’t define me and I really want you to know that your past doesn’t define you either.
You can change your story at any time. I did!
I know God’s plan is for me to encourage and empower other women and girls to change their stories and find the lifestyle that you were meant to have.
This has become my mission: encouraging and empowering women to take control of their lives and their health. To be better wives, moms, friends, daughters, we need to begin taking care of ourselves.
I have spent the majority of my life being a cheerleader. I felt a pull to continue that (minus the uniform and pom poms lol). This is my platform to encourage and empower you to love yourself and live a life you’re proud of! Your continued support, trust, and kind words mean the world to me and push me every day to help another and another and another.
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