Throughout the majority of my life, I have struggled with my weight. I tried numerous ways to drop the pounds and get healthy during my childhood, and even went to a weight loss camp when I was 8 years old. Needless to say, nothing worked. My weight continued to spiral out of control and by age 9, I was a size 9, by age 10 I was a size 10 and so on. I had tried almost every fad and diet by the time I had graduated high school, but I could still never really get my weight under control. I began to think that maybe I was just born this way and maybe I needed to learn to love my larger-than-average body and embrace who I am.
As I continued to get older and contemplate what I wanted to do for my career, I endured many obstacles and I wasn’t having any particular career path call to me. Not to mention, I was still feeling pressure from family and friends about my weight. People told me it was holding me back from both a successful career and love life. At that time, I still wasn’t ready to change.
Then, something life-changing happened. My mother, who had been fighting breast cancer for 14 years, lost her battle. When my mom passed away, something sparked inside of me and I knew it was time to make some major changes in my life. Yes, I had tried before, but it was different now. I wanted it for myself. I dove right in to losing weight and, at first, I was up and down; a dance I was all too familiar with. As I decided to do some research to learn more about weight loss, I discovered how at risk I was for not only diabetes, but breast cancer, especially since I had just lost my mom to the disease. It hit me how scary excess weight really is, and from that moment on, my life has never been the same.
After hard work, discipline and changing my habits and lifestyle, today I am 70 pounds lighter, 8 sizes smaller and have stayed the same size for 3 years! Since then, I have realized my true passion is to help others going through a similar struggle. I have been there, I know what you are going through and I have made it my life’s goal to help others get through it too. Life is just too short to not be living it to the fullest and being the healthiest you can be!
Legaci Wellness’s mission is to empower women to live their best and healthiest lives without diets or deprivation so they can feel hot and healthy every single day.