It’s been a while since I posted a #weightloss #transformationtuesday and since I’ve been feeling a little insecure lately I figured I needed a reminder of how far I’ve come.
The photo on the left was taken in 2011, just 2 years after graduating college at my lowest weight and best health at the time. When this photo was taken, I still saw the girl I was when I graduated in the mirror. I was depressed, unemployed and unmotivated and I was blind to the changes happening to my body. I had no energy, horrible acne and I was constantly sick. I put off exercise and diet because I thought I needed to get my life together first. It took looking at photos like this and not recognizing the girl in them for me to realize how bad things had gotten. In late 2011 I made the terrifying decision to take my body into my own hands and stop allowing my mental and financial state to dictate my health. It was a long and difficult journey and I struggled constantly along the way, but I refused to accept my life the way it was. Turning my health around affected every aspect of my life. I got sick less, my acne cleared up, I felt more motivated and confident and I was even able to take on more cosplay projects and get a job, ultimately leading to where I am today as a successful cosplayer and seamstress running my own business.
2017 was an extremely difficult year for me and I backtracked a bit on my health journey. I once again allowed depression to affect my health and stopped working out and eating right, gaining back a bit of weight. I’ve been extremely frustrated with myself for allowing that to happen but it’s important in those moments to remember how far you’ve come and that getting back on track is possible. If I can get to my ideal weight and fitness level once, I can do it again and I refuse to continue to allow my emotions and finances to control my body. I am in control of myself and I know first hand that loving yourself and caring for yourself is the first step to true happiness and success. Don’t ever stop believing in yourself, no matter what anyone else says.
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