This is my story
When i started high school i was an average size kid.. went to a high school where i new nobody ( the majority of people i went to elementary school with have either dropped out or are in a rehab (Srs), I wasn't used to the freedom of going anywhere you wanted to go for lunch, so i started going to Mc Donalds everyday, if it wasn't that it was Harverys or Taco Bell and i let myself go, ended up gaining 60 pounds by the time i was in grade 11.
Me on the right.. I was insecure about myself at the point where i didn't even want to go swimming because i was always made fun of by friends, i was always called 12 hot dog buns (srs) and it just bringed me down even more.. which i resorted to eating more to make myself feel better.. My heaviest weight was 204 at 5''8..
This was me in grade 9..
I was currently on a regional soccer team, and my cardio was beyond horrible because of this.. I was always the last one to finish warm up, i would literally fall to my knees during hard practices and puke for pushing myself to hard and my body couldn't handle what my mind wanted to do. Which brought my confidence level down even more..
Last year i went to the doctors and he told me i was obese and if i keep up what im doing theirs a chance i could be getting diabetes in my teenage years.. since it runs in my family. I was shocked and just didn't feel like doing anything about it, it felt like my life was going down the drain..
Then one day in practice my coach told me, if you want to be the best you, you have to show people what you've got and never give up. He then used the famous Mohammed Ali quote and told me '' Sometimes you're going to want to quit when something is hard, but tell yourself during that pain period suffer now and for ever be a champion'' That one quote gave me the biggest motivation boost i could ask for, I started busting my ass off and would literally workout in the morning and before i go to bed, i hardly ate anything which caused me to lose a lot of muscle and turn out very scrawny.. In a time period of 8 months i dropped down to 147.
But i was beyond weak and lost almost all my strength, i had several compliments about my weight loss but i didn't care for that, i wanted to prove to myself i could do it. The guys were telling me i was way to scrawny and it didnt look good while the girls just liked it because you could see my scrawny 6 pack. '' A skinny person with a 6 pack is like a fat girl with big tits'' So i decided to hit the gym, and i found this website to guide me through my journey.
My weights have gone up drastically and i feel good about myself now, my confidence has went through the roof and im no longer being called scrawny or 12 hot dog buns, which makes it even better, ive never felt so good about myself. im currently at 170 and it feels great. this is the recent me
I made this to show people you can change, but if you want change YOU'RE gonna have to want it. When it comes down to it its up to you and not anybody else. Stay motivated because YOU can do it