A few #transformationtuesday fun facts about me:
1. I wasn't happy with my body waaaay before having my daughter. The left photo is from 2011, about a year after graduating high school.
2. I always considered myself athletic BUT NOW that I know what being a real athlete means—I consider my old self a completely mediocre high school athlete wannabe...That makes me giggle. I am 24 years old, a mother, and at the most confident stage of my life so far. Confident in my body, in my ability, and in the positivity life has to offer. Three things that are new to me now. Three things I plan to grow old with.
3. Size/weight/build mean nothing. If you are happy with you, then you're doing life exactly right. I wasn't. It had a lot to do with physical appearance but it had a lot more to do with mental perspective. Finding fitness helped me find myself. On the left, I am a size 13. I still have those shorts, as a matter of fact (Just got them out to check the size). I'm now a size 2. S/O to all the people who say, "you didn't neeeed to lose weight." You're right. I didn't need to do anything that didn't make me happy. You're right. I didn't need to lose weight. That saying just contributes to health misconceptions. I needed to build some muscle and lift some real weights. I needed to get a handle on my ONE LIFE.
4. If I would have realized how out of hand I was letting my health get in the photo on the left, I probably wouldn't be labeled a #bloodclotsurvivor .. Being fit isn't only a hobby for me, it is a solution to two blood disorders. I am not cured but I believe (key word: I, me, Alisa) that I can prevent further blood clots by continuing a healthy lifestyle to the best of my ability. I refuse to take POSION everyday to thin my blood. (That's me. I trust my gym ability more than some lab that doesn't give one crap about the long term effects of a drug). Life is too damn short to be anything but the best version of yourself you can be. Happy Tuesday! 😊