I ditched dieting and started living.
Listen babe. In the world we live in today it can be easy to see someone’s end result but have no idea what the journey from point A to point B looks like.
From the outside, bodybuilding shows can appear to be so glitz and glam. The hair, the make-up, the high heels, the poses, earrings, and being up on stage.
After competing in a few competitions back in 2016, I took a step back because what I thought was healthy became the most toxic sport I have ever participated in. I was failing my body so my body started failing me.
No one prepares you for the harmful effects this sport has on you mentally and physically. Consuming as many calories as a 3 yr. old toddler is supposed to consume in a day isn’t okay when you’re an adult woman. Essentially, this sport fed my ego and led me into a deep dark hole of depression. I hated my body and felt stuck.
No one told me this was going to be the byproduct of competing….
✨Anyway, these days I am feeling grateful. So grateful for the pain because within pain there is growth and healing that gets to happen.
Do you ever feel like you’re going through some deeeeep shit and it’s never going to end?
👉Waking up just to let the scale dictate your day?
👉Or maybe over exercising.
👉Or comparing 24/7 to all the fitspo’s on social media.
💕Whatever it is love, just know this: You are not alone.
***It doesn’t have to be bodybuilding or an extreme story. So, here’s to everyone out there who has or who is currently going through the battle with food and body. I see you. I feel you. Your journey is so valid and I’m sending you so much love. 💓
*cover photo credit to @Unsplash