Transformation Success Story
I have been a member at Bell Fitness since October 2018. I had heard about it from friends and watched challenges come up on FaceBook but didn’t think I could afford to join. Once I joined, I realized I couldn’t afford not to join. I may reveal too much about myself here but maybe some of you can relate and find my journey helpful.
As a child, I struggled with my weight. I was made fun of and had extremely low self-esteem as a result. As a young teen I watched a movie called The Best Little Girl In The World where the daughter had an eating disorder and I decided that was what I would do to lose weight. I have a tendency to be a bit obsessive/compulsive when it comes to weight and I ended up being bulimic and anorexic for years. I went from 147 lbs and 5’2″ to 102 lbs and 5’6″ at one point. I have battled with my disorders all my life on and off when something triggered self-esteem lows. I have suffered several lows over the past three years and was feeling the urge again but this time I decided to try something different. I knew I needed to do things the healthy way for once and I needed help. So after seeing a group of women complete the little black dress challenge once again in September, I decided to contact Margherita and check out Bell Fitness.
From the moment I spoke with Margherita and the team of coaches here, I felt welcome and supported. They did not know my journey yet, but after the first workout and our conversation, I decided this was a safe place to begin a new journey, a healthy one. Little did I know that moment and decision would change my life. Not only did I receive coaching on food and exercise but I gained a support network of amazing women, which was just what I needed. The friends I have made here have been an inspiration to me to just get fit for me. They push and challenge me to be the best version of me and have become an amazing group of friends. There is no judgment here, just support and motivation. The journey has not been easy, but through it I have found myself and a level of self-acceptance I never thought I would get back.
Although there were and are times I feel like just sleeping in or staying home and being lazy, I get myself up and show up. I hate missing workouts now and have even changed business flights to get back in time for workouts. I look forward to the challenge of the workouts, the support and the camaraderie. I know I have a ways to go to hit my goal, but I am doing it the right way and I have Bell Fitness to thank for providing a supportive and inspiring atmosphere that is bringing out the best version of ME!