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"I haven’t always had this body, I’ve been from one end to the other with my weight, from a 5’ 1” 202 lb fat girl to a border-line anorexic."
I guess I inherited the family obesity gene because I was over weight most of my life. For me, eating was and is my life- I love it but it was only a matter of time before my love of food caught up with me. During a routine doctor visit I found out that I had gained almost 25 lbs in about 3 months. Hearing that was bad enough until he said I wouldn’t make it to see 30 if I didn’t do something about it- and soon. It scared me enough to get myself into a gym. I lost 72 lbs in 9 months leaving me at a healthy 130 lbs- but I made the mistake of becoming obsessed with scale weight in the process. I was so afraid of gaining my weight back I started doing 3 hrs of cardio 6 days a week and eating only 1,200 calories a day. I dropped to an unhealthy 104 lbs 3 months later putting me on the verge of anorexia (which for some reason seemed exciting at the time).
Losing weight that fast left me with excess skin around my waist. I felt horrible from not eating enough and doing too much cardio but I thought I looked great. It was obvious I had a problem and needed help so when one of the trainers offered to work with me, I hired him. He put me on a diet and training program and made sure I understood that training & nutrition go hand in hand. In 3 weeks I looked amazingly different and felt 100% better. I was eating more, felt great and looked really good but I was still left with the excess skin. I now realize being one of those impatient people who “want it now” ended up costing me more in the long run- I spent almost $8,000 on a tummy tuck to get rid of the skin. Even my plastic surgeon said if I had worked with a trainer and lost it the right way he wouldn’t have had to cut on me. Afterwords, I went back to training and before I knew it I looked good enough to enter a bodybuilding show. I placed 2nd in my weight class and a few years later went on to become a national level bodybuilding competitor.
Looking back, I would never dream that I could go from a state of obesity, to a borderline anorexic, to a competitive bodybuilder. If you want something bad enough you will find a way to get it -End of Story! I could have spent money on a nice car, expensive jewelry, clothing or whatever but the joy of things like that is very short lived. NOTHING in my life has been more rewarding than having a body I can be proud of- and that will never be short lived.
Some people consider personal training as a luxury- so does that mean a heart attack, high blood pressure and diabetes are luxury items? How important is your health to you? You Decide!!