Learning to love yourself
Updated: Sep 8, 2020
I’d like to take the time out to share my personal journey and how I became so passionate about helping people change their lives.
It began with my own journey, starting out as a young girl, who lacked confidence and the ability to love herself. When I was a kid, I thought I was overweight and went on a 1200 calorie diet given to me by my doctor.
As I lost the weight, I still found myself unhappy. Time went on and I tried other diets and diet pills. I under ate and exercised. In my eyes I was fat. Never feeling like I was enough. Skinny enough. Pretty enough. Smart enough. Perfect enough. Worthy enough.
I always fought with the person I saw reflected in the mirror. I had an unhealthy relationship with food and exercise. My anxiety with food left me crippled with fear. I had body dysmorphia, low self esteem and lacked self love. I was 99 pounds ten years ago with bouts of eating and purging throughout my life. No matter how low the number on the scale was I still saw a “fat” girl in the mirror.
I began experiencing health issues. I lost my period. My hair was falling out and I was tired all the time. My hormones were non existent.
A few years ago, I came to my final breaking point. I was so tired mentally and physically with the fight going on inside me. I couldn’t do it anymore. I wanted to eat like everyone else. I wanted to have energy. I wanted to be able to live a happy life. I wanted to THRIVE.
When I started my journey, I really had no idea where it was going to take me. But along the way, I knew in my heart, my purpose was to help others become the healthiest version of themselves. To help them heal their bodies, minds and spirit in a healthy way which enabled them to thrive.
It’s taken me the last several years to get to where I am today. Lots of hard work. Lots of tears. Reflection. Soul searching. Taking time out to heal. It was a long, hard journey and I'm still healing. But, I didn’t quit. Now, I can proudly say I’m healthier, I’m happy and I love myself. And, I'm THRIVING. What an accomplishment that is.:)