Believe it or not, I haven’t always been into fitness. I actually used to hate going to the gym, but I was obsessed with working out and cutting calories because I didn’t feel good about my body.
I deprived myself of the foods I enjoyed, and spent hours doing workouts that I didn’t enjoy. I was miserable, and I was suffering from body dysmorphic disorder, which meant that I despite being unhealthily skinny, I couldn’t see how small I truly was.
I tried so many different workout plans, and finally I landed on lifting. I had no idea what I was doing at first, but through a ton of trial and error and reading up on training plans and proper form, I started to get the hang of it. I actually started enjoying my workouts! Slowly but surely, I started eating more, lifting heavier, and feeling good about what I saw in the mirror.
I’ve spent the last 6 years figuring out what works and what doesn’t. I’ve learned how to incorporate my workouts into my lifestyle, eat healthily and take care of my body without depriving myself, and most importantly, I’ve learned how to love my body and feel good about the way I look.