After my 3 years of having tumblr, I’ve never put up a proper before and after.
That’s me, age 12, at 140lbs. My weight loss story is a bit different than others. My weight gain wasn’t from eating unhealthy or because of puberty. In the summer of 2008 I was diagnosed with viral meningitis and pneumonia which resulted in 6 lesions on my brain (which I’m now fully recovered from). Because of this life-threatening illness, I was put on medicinal steroids which caused me a 30lbs weight gain in ONE MONTH.
My body was changed out of my control, and not for the better.
I felt uncomfortable with all this excess weight on me that was not from my own doing. It wasn’t who I was. It wasn’t me.
That’s when I decided to start my fitness and health journey to become the person, and have the body, that I used to have.
I have learned a lot along the way and sometimes I think it’s a good thing that I had the illness because it’s what peaked my interest in the life-long journey of health and fitness 🙂
That is now me on the right, at 17 years of age! ^.^ I now try to workout 4-6x a week which is a mixture of weight lifting and cardio 🙂 I also try my best to eat healthy and balanced for my body! ❤️