I’ve been fat since I was a child. I’ve joined weight loss groups, tried fad diets, and been stuck in a cycle of restriction and binging. The latter led to unhealthy relationships with food and bulimia. None of those things made me thin, and they certainly didn’t make me healthy. Most importantly, they made me unhappy. Only when I began to accept myself, as fat, did I begin to find happiness.
My body has gone through an incredible physical transformation. However, the change transcends beyond the physical, giving me a fundamental shift in my mental health and productivity.
Lockdown had a very big toll on my mental health. Fitness helped me find my true worth; I’ve learned to afford myself the same kindness I’ve afforded everyone else.