The following story was submitted to us, by our lovely Instagram follower, Seneka. We admire her for sharing this long, yet rewarding journey of self-love with us.Thank you Seneka for allowing us and our viewers to be inspired by your story.
I have struggled with my weight for as long as I could remember. As a child I was made fun of for being chubbier, and had to dress in clothes for older children for them to fit me. When I turned 17, I had managed to lose weight and find confidence after reaching a solid 105 lbs.
However, this confidence was short lived as I fell pregnant with my first child. I proceeded to go on to having 3 more children and battled severe depressions. I gained even more weight and before I knew it, I was seeing 240 lbs on the scale. I didn’t feel healthy and didn’t love myself. I chose to ignore this fact and kept going until one day I was playing with my kids and realized I wasn’t able to keep up with them anymore.
That very same night, I gave myself a very stern and emotional speech and that was when I officially started my weight loss journey. I went pescatarian, and cut out all sugar with the exception of a treat here and there. I worked out every night and even when it was midnight and all this tired mom wanted to do was sleep, I broke out the weights, and my yoga mat and got to work.
Now here I am, a year and a half later finally seeing 135 lbs and I feel amazing. However, despite my efforts and lotions, hydration creams, etc, I could not get rid of the tummy tongue from weight loss. Finally, I decided to get myself a much needed and deserved abdominoplasty to be able to see my results and share them with others who struggle as I did. This has given me new inspiration to help others while on my own journey and I can definitely say the hard work is well beyond worth it.
This post is a true Body Transformation story from @Senekagreenwood, to see more on her transformation, follow her on Instagram.