Hello fellow Sleeks, my name is Alexa, I am 27 years old and a proud mommy of a 19 month old baby boy. The last few years my weight has sky rocketed out of control to a whopping 131kgs. I have always had a strong connection with food, a passion, a love, you can even call it a obsession, but because of my bad choices it has caused me to live a unhealthy lifestyle. Growing up in my family it was always about food and BIG portions of it, but that has changed thanks to Sleekgeek and a fantastic support group marching behind me….
I was a bridesmaid for a good friend of mine this year and when the photos arrived late April, I was shocked, I knew I was fat, but in these photos I saw an obese person, behind the smiles and laughter there was a sad and depressed girl wanting to change but who had always failed in the past. I was embarrassed and I thought I had ruined her wedding photos.
THINGS HAD TO CHANGE!!!
Around the same time a close family friend pulled me aside concerned about my weight and told me all about Sleekgeek and their website. I looked it up and joined a few of their groups on Facebook, I WAS HOOKED!!!!
On my journey to lose weight and have a better body I started exercising everyday at home… walking, cycling and I joined 2 fitness groups which I attend 3 times a week.
Sleekgeek turned a light bulb on in my head, I saw the light of determination, hope, strength and courage. I cant thank the SPECIAL people in my life enough for hopping on the rollercoaster with me and supporting me 110% all the way.
TIPS AND ADVICE
If things were easy in life you wouldn’t feel like you worked for it.
With a positive mind-set and support system behind you, you can achieve greatness.
If you fall off the bandwagon, pick yourself up, dust off and carry on.
Join a fitness group or find a walking/gym partner, having one another will keep you on track.
Keep record and photos of your meals each day, it keeps you motivated and wanting to make your food not only taste good, but look good too.
Experiment with your meals and get creative, it spices things up.
Anyone that is thinking they can NOT do it, you CAN! You must just BELIEVE in yourself, I did and look what I have accomplished.
See you on the group – love the girl that’s loving her new life,
SUBMIT YOUR STORY AND WIN R500 Wellness Warehouse Voucher
Alexa wins a R500 voucher courtesy of our sponsor for the “YOU CAN live life well” series Wellness Warehouse to be spent on their online store with free delivery nationally.
I believe very strongly that ordinary every day people like you and I derive great inspiration from the achievements of people who seem similar to us. If they can do it.. damn.. so can I! Right?
So through this program we will continue to tell people’s personal stories.
I want to great an archive of hundreds of stories of people who have changed their lives while others believe they cannot.
Submit your story to firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subject line “You can live life well”
- Your story in your own words covering at least (How you got to a point of change, how you made the change, tips and advise for others)
- A selection of before and after photos
- As many words as you need to tell your story
In advance, we regret that not all stories may be published. Your story is as important as anyone’s story but we can only publish one a week and the editor will make decision on this.
If your story is published you will receive a R500 voucher to the Wellness Warehouse online store with free national delivery.