Stepping onto a scale and seeing over 300 pounds was one of the most terrifying moments of my life. I had no idea I had let my weight get to that level. I was in shock, and overwhelmed by panic In that moment. I was embarrassed, and felt like a failure.
I had yo-yo dieted all of my life. I would lose and gain more in return. I was an ALL or nothing person, either restricting myself to the point of breakdown, or diving into a pool of everything sugary sweet that my heart could ever want. No in between. No harmony, and certainly no balance. I had tried everything under the sun, short of weight loss surgery, on the day I saw 306lbs on that scale in my chiropractor’s office. I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that something had to change, or I was going to die. A 34 year old shouldn’t be fearing her own death, but there I was.
I had been dealing with test after test for my heart, my thyroid and so many other organs/systems that seemed to be causing issues for me. One after another were clear of any real incident. After some major soul searching, (ok, and a little google searching too) I realized that I was in a major state of inflammation, and it was wrecking my body. I was having anxiety attacks that were onset specifically by caffeine and sugar, depression that was onset by adrenal fatigue, and my joints were so inflamed that I had pain just walking.
I had been watching my sister, Whitney, over the year prior, work to heal her body through fitness and nutrition, and in June of 2017 I made the decision to make my health a priority.
Since that moment, I have valued my health and how I take care of the only earthly body my Creator will ever give me. 80 pounds later, I have found that this journey will be nothing close to perfect, but how I choose to handle today’s challenges is what keeps me moving in the right direction! I am taking my fitness to the next level with E2M Fitness‘ virtual 8-week program, and I am OBSESSED! Click the link to the right to connect with them!
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