When I was younger I ate what ever I wanted, whenever I wanted. No matter how much I ate or how little exercise I did I never put on any weight.
That all came to an end when I got my license, turned 18 and started drinking. My clothes were starting to get tight, outfits that were once big were now tight or way too small. I had gone from being a size 8 to a size 12-14, Instead of doing anything about it I ate my feelings and ignored how unhappy I was within myself (logic)
I was eating/drinking so much sh*t it wasn't funny, fast food at least 3 times a week for lunch.. Drinking Thursday night, Friday night, Saturday night and then Sunday afternoons (what a waste of money)
It wasn't until I looked back at old pictures that I realised how far I was from the 'old Erin' and how much weight I had put on. I was unhappy with the way I looked & the way I felt so I knew I had to change something in my life to get to where I wanted to be.
The first step to getting anywhere (even in life itself) is to believe in yourself! If you believe it, you can achieve it! Look at me; I started with my mindset, set myself a goal and then changed what i was eating and drinking and then I proceeded to do some exercise classes and started to like what I saw, so I joined a gym and it all started from there... the rest is just history.
You have to start somewhere whether it is with a goal in mind, a vision… Anything!
"If you change nothing, nothing will change"
I choose to surround myself with positive people who have the same interests, people who build me up rather then knock me down. I am still on my journey and I am proud of how far I have come.