In a long post, Capital FM presenter Miss Mandy has come out to share how she was one depressed lady while trying to lose weight. She recently embarked on a weight loss journey and has lost a few kilograms.
Here’s her encouraging post:
“It’s transformation tuesday!!! May 2017 vs June 2018! This is a temporary post for a number of reasons. After a month of working out, i didn’t ‘see’ any results and that bothered me just like everyone else who is starting their fitness journey. Once the first month was up, life came at me so hard i battled a mini depression.
For 3 weeks, i locked myself in my house, i cried, drank & barely ate. If i had to leave the house i would put on a ‘brave’ face,” she wrote in part. As i wallowed in my dark days, each day Nancie mwai would call me and apart from checking up on me she would say ‘don’t you think if you went to the gym you’ll feel better?’ i would always answer no. For those 3 weeks, the gym was the last place on my mind. I continued being in my shitty cycle. After the 3 weeks were up, i woke up one morning and said enough. I gave myself a major pep talk telling myself i can not quit on me and on that same day i went to the gym.
I vowed to commit to myself as much as life was going according to ‘plan’. See, i’ve never shared this because this is me being at my most vulnerable and i know the business i’m in loves to tear people over stuff like this. The trolls usually have a field day. Im usually a very private about my personal life because that’s my form of self-care. I’ve contemplated time and time again about sharing this post however after a year of being my own cheerleader and overcoming what i went through i knew i could share and be free.
I’m constantly asked to share what motivates me and if i’m being honest, i don’t have many pointers. I am my own motivation, i can not quit on myself, i love to show off my body to myself, it makes me feel really good & lastly fitness has instilled discipline.
Every day i want to be the best version of myself because, at the end of the day, nobody’s got me like me. Last year was a lot for me & im so glad i overcame the hump.
I’m so thankful for my friends for being there for me & as for @shiv_justgymit thank you so much for encouraging me throughout this journey.
To anyone reading this, you got this! I’m asking pretty please to not throw me a pity party. #beyourownbodygoals.”