A little about me, hello I’m Leesa from Melbourne Australia. I used to be a very negative person and the queen of excuses.
After years of being so unhappy with myself I woke up one day and realised that some things cannot and will not change unless YOU do something about it. Only YOU hold the power to change YOU.
I said this to myself over and over again and my mindset began to change. Good things happen to those who get up and work towards their goals and dreams not those who sit there and wait for a miracle to happen.
Everybody knows the saying “Good things happen to those who wait” I used to think if I just waited a miracle might just happen. So, I waited and waited and nothing happened. I was not happy with myself I had gained even more weight and 5 years later I asked myself what am I actually waiting for?
I thought that people with amazing bodies have really good genes and were pretty much born like that (funny I know). That made me sad, jealous and depressed. This led to emotional eating. I was very depressed I sat on my arse telling myself how fat I was which made me so miserable I would end up eating anything I could get my hands on. Whenever I felt emotional whether it to do with my weight or something else in life eating made me “feel better”. My mind was focusing on how good whatever I was eating tasted at the time but that only lasted so long. As soon as I would finish eating I felt like crap and was even more depressed than before so I would eat again. I would binge eat right before bed and sometimes in bed and then wonder why i felt sick in the morning. I was a big “secret eater” where I would sneakily eat something when someone wasn’t looking or while driving I would stop and eat a burger, kebab, or a feast if It was available. This being right after I’ve already eaten dinner. I would keep a secret stash of chips and chocolate lollies etc in a secret spot.
One day i woke up to myself and realised that the only one responsible for the way I feel, the way I look, the lifestyle I live is me. Nobody else. So, I decided to try and do something.
So, I needed to lose weight and fast but how? So of course, I went to the chemist, health food stores, websites and other weight loss scams. I tried gyms, personal trainers going for walks etc. Over a couple of years i had tried pretty much everything on the market claiming to be a fast way to lose weight but nothing worked. So of course, I gave up and went back to old habits. If anything, I may have lost a few kgs but gained double back shortly after. I failed.
In 2016, I decided to change my life. I decided enough is enough I’m sick of the way I look and feel, I’m sick of being fat I’m sick of being lazy I’m sick of talking about it and most of all I was sick of making excuses. I was just depressing myself and the people around me even more. I’m the only one with the power to change that. I wanted to be smaller healthier and stronger so bad I had to do something about it. I became determined to lose weight and keep it off forever this time.
Good things happen to those who get up and work for it. So, what are you waiting for?