“Where did my confidence go?” is what I used to ask myself every day before I decided to make a change.
Confidence was something I lost a few years ago. I used to be the type of person that would actively exercise every day for stress relief, but as life moved forward, it became more and more challenging to maintain that habit. Instead of making sure my health came first, I began eating unhealthily. I would have at most two meals a day, if I was lucky. It was difficult for me to eat meals every day, and when I did eat, I always ate more than I should. Developing this bad habit eventually caught up with me and I started gaining weight. When I started to gain weight, that’s when I noticed how low my self esteem was. I hit a low point in my life where I couldn’t even look at myself in the mirror. It was a difficult time trying to figure out what direction I wanted my life to go and how I wanted to move forward. I tried to do my own research to try and lose weight but I felt very overwhelmed. As a commuter student AND working at my job over 20 hours a week, I couldn’t figure out what was best for me or how to properly meal prep.
Instead of making sure my health came first, I began eating unhealthily. […] this bad habit eventually caught up with me and I started gaining weight. I hit a low point in my life where I couldn’t even look at myself in the mirror.
I wanted to gain my confidence back and feel better about myself, and that’s when I came across Imago Fitness. I was browsing through Instagram when I saw a transformation image. I was blown away with how much this person lost, and that maybe I should see how their gym was. I knew I had to make a change for myself in order to gain back my confidence and I was hoping this gym could help me achieve my goals. I didn’t want to just be skinny, I wanted to lose weight to make myself more confident again. At first, I was discouraged and nervous about going in and speaking to someone about my insecurities, but I wanted to make a change.
When I entered the program, it was mentally and physically straining. I’ve had plantar fasciitis for 4 years and had issues with my right knee. At the beginning of the program, I was struggling to do the workouts because of my feet and knee, but as I kept progressing, my body started to feel better. My plantar fasciitis was finally going away and my knee wasn’t aching so much. I couldn’t believe it! I thought I would just be happy knowing I lost 5 pounds, but I surpassed that goal and started to gain my confidence back.
My Imago journey was emotional for me. I started to learn aspects of myself that I wasn’t aware of before. There were times when I had small setbacks, but I persevered. I never realized what I was capable of until I entered this program. I was able to learn how to prep meals to my taste, get back into exercising, and eating 3 meals a day.
I started to learn aspects of myself that I wasn’t aware of before. […] I never realized what I was capable of until I entered this program.
When the program ended, I couldn’t believe my results! Even losing just a small amount of weight gave me more confidence in myself. The choice to join Imago was the best choice I’ve made in 2018!