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It's okay not to be okay.

Happy World Mental Health Day Let’s talk about mental health -  in honor of World Mental Health Day today. This is a super important thing we all need to focus on with ourselves. Being aware of your mental health is definitely something that you should keep up with.  My mental health lately has been shit . Not working and having zero income with bills is really hitting me, hard. I’ve been looking for jobs, I really have. And applying! I just think I can do better. I can do more and apply for more. I'm going to have to settle for something in the meantime. I had a MAJOR breakdown earlier this week. I found myself bawling my eyes out on my bathroom floor. And I mean BAWLING. Like, ugly crying, hyperventilating and completely hysterical. What is wrong with me? What am I doing? This isn’t me, at all. I’ve been in this slump and it just keeps getting worse. I just really need to focus on myself and getting my shit together.   I’ve been forcing myself out of bed and for

The Secret of Getting Ahead is Getting Started

Hi, my name is Michelle, I am 27 years old and this is was me (pictures below). I've always struggled with my weight and trying to find ways around exercising and eating healthy. Being unhealthy and overweight, for me, caused depression and a life of unhappiness. Emotionally eating only dug a deeper hole. 

One thing I love is roller coasters and going to Cedar Point. One Summer, I went with my family and it completely broke my heart and embarrassed the shit out of me when I wasn't able to ride the Millennium Force (my favorite ride) because I was simply too fat. You would think that would have been my breaking point right there. Nope.

After a couple of years and reaching my heaviest weight yet, I finally hit my breaking point. I couldn't handle being where I was. I was unhappy every time I looked in the mirror or went shopping for clothes. It was time to dig my way out if this very deep hole.

I've always been told and have always heard that things happen for a reason - I'm a strong believer of this. Long story short - a new gym opened up in the plaza next door to my job about a year ago and I have had the opportunity to take advantage of this gym. Side note: you all should check the place out 3N1 Fitness Revolution. This isn't the first gym that I've been to or belonged to, but it is by FAR the BEST I've experienced. Such a great fit fam and so welcoming. Luckily, I have great coworkers and friends who have dragged me to the gym to help give me the push I needed. 

This, is where my fitness journey begins and I'm here to share my story with you. I'm not here to brag, I'm here to encourage and inspire. I've had a TON of people come up to me throughout this journey so far to tell me how inspirational I am and that right there is a lot of what keeps me going. At this point, I can't let myself quit - not only would I be letting myself down but I would be letting everyone else around me down. I'm not a quitter and I won't give up.

XOXO, M♡





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  1. Keep up the GREAT work Michelle! You truly are an inspiration and I am so proud of you on this journey!

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  2. You have worked so hard and have came such a long way!! I'm beyond proud of you. Keep up the great work. Love you <3

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