As most of you know, I am dedicated to the arts. I live and breathe music. Just recently I signed up for a 6 week challenge from The Fit Republic. If you don’t know who they are then check them out right here.
I have been training with The Fit Republic for 11 months now. And let me tell you this place changed my life.
As a kid I was always obese. It started in 5th grade. I was constantly bullied over my appearance. And this included my weight. 7th grade was the worst year. I didn’t even want to leave my house because of the name calling. People don’t realize how hurtful names could be. As a teacher, I am always looking for signs if someone is getting bullied because I remember the signs that I used to give out. In 8th grade I decided to try to lose weight myself. I went jogging outside and did some at home instructional exercise videos. I WOULD lose weight. However, I would gain it all back within 2 months. I always thought that if you did crazy workouts and burned many calories with eating very little you would lose weight. BOYYYYYYY was I wrong. I wish I had someone when I was 15 to tell me how to lose all this weight.
As a performer, going on auditions was tough. I never felt pretty enough because I was under all this weight. I never got the roles I wanted. My self esteem was really shot. But as I see now, the older we get the wiser. Even though I was heavy I was still who I was. I was nice and extremely talented! I was beautiful! I just didn’t realize it. When you get bullied, your sense of who you are changes very much. You doubt yourself. And that is what I did. Why didn’t I except who I was? I wouldn’t attend parties or gatherings. My excuse was, ” Well I’ll look better when I lose these 20 lbs”. There was always an excuse. Well no more!
Since I’m older and now wiser, I am always looking up motivational and inspiring books and quotes online. They help. And it’s great when you have amazing inspiring people around you. I have wonderful people in my life. Many new people that I have met are from the fit republic. Your true friends are never going to let you down or make fun of you. They will be HONEST. But they will never make one feel horrible about themselves.
Word to the wise:
If you are a bully victim, ignore these people. Odds are: you will never see them when you either graduate middle school or high school. If it’s people that you always see, then ignore them and then make sure you hang with people that love you in your down time.
As for your body and mind, I told myself that I only have one body. This body has been through all my tough times in my life. My heart keeps beating. My muscles helped me walk and talk and SING!!! I owe it to my body to become more healthy and to love it! Im going to be with my body for many many years to come. So I need to be healthy. The trainers at the Fit Republic have coached me and trained me on how to eat. They also stay with you by your side when you train. Even if it’s a group training. You will always feel like they are by your side to make sure you are doing the movements correctly.
They also listen to you when you talk. I LOVE GOOD LISTENERS!!! I had something very personal that occurred in my life a few days ago. It was the worst. And I never expected to go through that. However, I had the strength in my body to fight against it. My muscles got so strong!!! And so did my endurance and my mind. I thank the Fit Republic. They saved my life. And I thank my body for not giving up on me. I treated it right for 11 months. So it treated me right back.
So far I have lost 42lbs at my heaviest.
Here are my pics so far.
This was my before pic …..
and this is how I look now ….
I still have much more to. This 6 week body challenge is definitely motivating me to get more lean and fit. And I have the motivation to do better. I have more energy and am happier.
I want this body!!! LOL
My dreammmmmmmm body!!!!
So everyone wish me luck! I will take you on my fit journey for these next few weeks! If you have any questions please feel free to comment below ( Don’t worry. I’ll still be writing about makeup too)
Make a change if you don’t feel comfortable with yourself. We all are beautiful. I see that! Everyone is beautiful. But it’s not just about beauty. It’s about being healthy and feeling great.
Bullying victims : DONT WORRY. THIS NAME CALLING WONT ALWAYS BE. KEEP YOUR HEAD UP! AND LOVE YOURSELF!
Just remember: PLANT YOUR GARDEN AND DECORATE YOUR OWN SOUL. DON’T WAIT. DON’T WAIT FOR SOMEONE TO BRING YOU FLOWERS.
Odds are: You will start getting so many flowers you will not know where to put them all!