Skinny to strong: 2011 ⏩ 2017
I used to have a very jaded view of health, fitness, and what both of those meant to me. I put my body through a LOT physically and I paid for it for years.
Back then I quite literally lived off of an apple, orange, a few almonds and exactly 8 bottles of water a day. Much like so many of you, I just didn't know any better. But eating disorders are not a joke, and they are so much more common than you think. Restricting yourself is not the answer. Hours of cardio is not the answer. Being obsessive is not the answer.
It's important to realize that torturing yourself in order to reach any sort of goal is not worth it. Exercise because it feels good to sweat, because you want to reach a goal, because you want to BE BETTER. Eat well because your body is the only one you've got. There is this sweet spot of balance that (after all this time) I finally reached. Believe that you can too and you're halfway there. #SheBelievedSheCouldSoSheDid