Transformation Tuesday: Mindy Shirley
*I had a weight and health transformation.
*My health was deteriorating fast and I had no confidence at all. I was very shy and timid with meeting new people. And the gym was a very scary place for me at first.
*I wanted to change to be alive to see my nephews live their lives and I wanted to be able to do things that I have never done before. (I wanted a real bucket list)
*I have always been a big girl. I have dealt with people making fun of me, people being ashamed to be seen with me, people always judging why i was so big and how i let myself get that way. I was scared of the gym, as i was hurt at curves and i did not want to be hurt again. I was finally like I need a trainer to help me get me set up and classes that were easy on my body. I took water classes and got a trainer 3 days a week. I had quit before and have wanted to give up and quit many many times. But I won’t I have come way to far to go back to where i was 2 years ago. And I only plan on getting better.
*My transformation is still going strong, i try to better myself everyday. By working out and eating right, I have no plans to ever see 450+ pounds again.
*I can do anything now I put my mind to. If I try and can not do it I try daily until it becomes possible. I can go on roller coasters, I can ride the airplane without a seat belt extension, I can drive without my seat being on the furthest back. I can get on a scale without being ashamed. These are just some little things that you do not think about but when it happens they are the best victories. And I have confidence, in not only myself but in things that i want to try. I feel like a completely different person now than before. I can actually say i love life.
*To someone that is starting day 1, JUST DO IT! You have to want to be healthy its a life change and you won’t see results right away. If you need a gym buddy find one if you can’t find one reach out to a trainer(my trainer saved my life. She helped me get to where I am at) or someone you see at the gym and make it a point to try new things. Find something you like. Start small and go bigger as you feel more confident with yourself.