This is a transformation that is worth the read, thank you to this beautiful soul for sharing her story with us.
My unhealthy relationship with “diets” started in grade 12 with a soup diet. From there the ways to lose weight got more creative and even more dangerous. My first roommate turned me onto an ex-lax diet where we would all take 2 before bed, from there we would binge and then purge when we went out partying, when I moved out on my own I found even more hideous ways to torture my body from wrapping my stomach in plastic wrap as I slept to taking high energy diet pills that sure took the weight off but at $90 a bottle it created a drug like habit that soon got out of control.
Fast forward to 20 years later, 2 kids later and my issues with my weight not being resolved had me at my highest weight (over 200 pounds) and I was miserable! My days consisted of putting baby powder under folds of skin to avoid rashes, never looking at my body in a full length mirror or any glass surface, contouring my neck/face to hide a double chin and the roundness, wearing Spanx every time I left the house to try and hide things on my body. I stopped going out with friends, I seldom left my house unless to buy groceries or eat fast food, to say I needed an intervention was an understatement!
That came towards the end of Dec as I was surfing through Facebook and found the Infinite Fitness challenge. I read everything I could, poured over testimonials and sat on it for about a week before I finally had the guts to even message Ashley and Laura. All I asked for was info, what they gave me was a life line – a program that is NOT a diet it’s a way to live your life and get everything out of it you can: mind, body and spirit. Through the meal plans, cookbook, workouts (that you could do at home or any gym) to the private Infinite Group page where 24/7 there is someone going through exactly what I’m going through, Challengers sharing inspiring stories and pics of all the yummy food we can eat from the cook book they provide! The Infinite Fitness Challenge has started me and my family on something incredible that will not stop when then challenge ends, it’s now part of mine/my families lives forever. I encourage anyone who has suffered like me to please check out this challenge. If I can do it after everything I put my body through so can you – you just need to take that first step and I promise you it’ll change your life!