Results from "shots at the bar" vs "squats with the bar" "Shots at the bar" led to depression, weight gain, and I was often finding myself in bad positions like this one (A busted eye from taking an elbow to the face at a party full of drunk people) "Squats with the bar" have lead me to happiness, muscle gain, finding who my true self is, a lot of confidence, and finding myself surrounded with great individuals.
I think I was probably at one of my lowest points on the right. I felt terrible about myself. I drank often and when I did I consumed a lot. I had "no reason to feel sad" but walked around in a constant state of depression and overwhelmed with anxiety (although then I'd never admit that.) I hated my job and was going to school for something I didn't even know if I really wanted to do but thought it was what I was supposed to be doing. I felt very alone and I felt lost. I wasn't a "disbeliever" in Christ, but I definitely was not a follower either.
Hop forward to 4 years later, and I would say I am honestly at the highest point I've ever been. I feel good about myself. I don't drink often, but when I do I have learned how to limit myself. I still get down sometimes but have learned how to overcome whatever is thrown at me. I feel good about my self on the inside and out. I feel blessed to have my family, friends, and incredible boyfriend support me. I feel as though I am on the right path, and my faith in God is growing deeper and deeper each day.
So yeah, I've clearly changed physically. But the biggest and best change I've undergone in the last four years? My mentality and faith.
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