„Pasikeitęs svoris mano gyvenime pakeitė viską“ - pasakoja 28 metų Christine Carter, prieš dvejus metus svėrusi 124 kilogramus. Per 16 mėnesių Christine pavyko atsikratyti 52 kilogramų ir... vaikino, kurį staiga užvaldė pavydo priepuoliai.
Ilgai save kankinusi nesėkmingomis dietomis, galiausiai mergina nusprendė su kilogramais kovoti rimtai - jai buvo atlikta skrandžio mažinimo operacija, kurios dėka Christine tiesiog fiziškai nebegalėdavo valgyti tiek, kiek anksčiau. O treneris, intensyviai dirbęs su ja visus tuos dvejus metus, kardinaliai pakeitė jos požiūrį į sveiką gyvenimo būdą. Žinoma, atsikračius tokio antsvorio, teko kreiptis ir į plastikos chirurgus, kurie pašalino odos perteklių nuo liemens ir įdėjo krūtų implantus.
Drąsi mergina nusprendė įkvėpti ir kitus sulieknėti norinčius žmones, todėl susikūrė Instagram anketą, kurioje dalinasi savo pokyčių nuotraukomis. Beje, grįžkime prie buvusio Christine vaikino... „Mano buvęs draugas visuomet mane kontroliavo, neleido turėsi savo draugų, nurodinėjo net ką turiu apsirengti. Manau, jis norėjo, kad būčiau stora, nes tuomet negalėčiau jo palikti. Būdama stora nesijaučiau verta geresnio gyvenimo. Vietoj „stora ir laiminga“ buvau tiesiog stora, - apie praeitą gyvenimo etapą pasakoja mergina ir džiaugsmingai priduria. - Dabar aš visai kitas žmogus! Mano buvęs tapo beprotiškai pavydus, todėl palikau jį ir pradėjau gyventi iš naujo. Svoris krito, o mano pasitikėjimas savimi augo“.
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Today is YOUR day. Not yesterday. Not tomorrow. TODAY. Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Free yourself from the chains that bind you, and march forward with freeing abandoned. Learn to love your struggles. Give up the thoughts that tell you that you CAN'T. Only allow positivity to flow through your mind today, and claim TODAY as yours. Whatever it is you are working on in your life-IT IS POSSIBLE. You've heard it time and time again..."whether you think you can, or you think you can't-you're right". Choose today to begin to create the life you want. Happy Transformation Tuesday.
I get nervous to post a before and after picture in a two piece. I'm afraid. Because I don't like the girl I used to be-and I don't know her anymore. Why bring her up? Why expose her to the world? Can I just shut her away forever? I can't. Because too many others are currently that girl on the left. Battling to become more. Trying to find themselves. Trying to create a new life. I made it this far because the fire inside of me burned brighter than the fire around me. And the flame inside keeps growing. I know that one word or one picture can inspire someone to change their life for the better. Turn suffering to success. Turn your doubts into actions. Turn your dreams into plans. What goals are you trying to accomplish? What is keeping you from them?
I will persist until I succeed. I will not let my emotions dictate my success. I will not let my failures shake my faith. I will continue to walk forward with the confidence, strength, and beauty that I have gained on this journey. It will not be easy. I will be tempted. At times, the easy way will feel better. But no matter the temptations I come across, or the road blocks in my way-I WILL persist until I succeed. Happy Transformation Tuesday.
I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself to those of you who don't know me! My name is Christine aka weightlosshero. In 14 months I have lost 150 pounds, fallen in love with the struggle of taking care of my body, and gained an exorbitant amount of confidence. . At my heaviest my hips measures 63" around. That means I was 2 inches taller than I was big around. I went from being fat and happy----to just fat (and miserable, depressed, etc.) . In August of 2014 I had the gastric sleeve surgery. I lost about 50 pounds from the restriction from the surgery-but began gaining it back because I didn't change my diet/workout habits/mindset. . In June of 2015 I found my trainer at The Hero Training Center. They created a program for me that worked for me-both with my physical limitations and my limitations from my sleeve. . The biggest thing I experienced was an amazing psychological transformation. I tell people constantly that the before and after pics are great-but the biggest change is the one above my shoulders. . I hope my page can serve as encouragement to others. I like to post everything from progress pics, to food pics, to posts to make you laugh. . Thank you for following me as I continue to walk this road...
My mind still simply cannot grasp that I have lost 150 pounds. . I got this dress last night and LOVE it! Regardless of being at goal-I am still constantly working on improving my physique and shaping my life and my character to be exactly as I want it! . I may have lost the weight-but this is only the beginning!
I think that we all have three versions of ourselves: who we are, who we were, and who we are becomming. . As we grow and continue on this journey it's easy to fall back into old habits and old ways of thinking. This is expected. . The key is to stay consistently focused on who you want to become, and reassess your journey on a daily basis. Ask youself: are the choices I'm making consistent with the person that I am growing into? If not, it's time to get back on the path you are creating to be the better version of yourself.