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You know what sucks? Finding out that your fitness and lifestyle faves have never been uncomfortable with their bodies a single day in their lives, when you have spent years hiding in baggy men’s clothes or angling your body a certain way in every picture.
You know what’s a total bummer? When you’re excited to find a relatable blogger or Instagrammer but then learn that all they want to do is sell you on a scam. That sucks too.
Well, I’m glad to say that you won’t find any of that here. This is a strict, no-BS zone and that’s facts.
My name is Alicia (uh-lee-see-uh) and I believe honesty is the most major key, in life, in weight-loss, and in blogging. I promise this blog will be a totally safe, vulnerable, and truthful place.
So here’s some honesty: I’ve been overweight my entire life, visibly so. I’ve also tried everything under the sun, short of surgery to shed poundage, with little to no success.
At 18, I discovered that I had Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, a disease that affects 1 in 10 women and that doctors hesitate to diagnose. For years, I went in circles with doctors. They told me to lose weight, I would try to no avail, and then they continued to give me that awful disappointed doctor talk. When I got my PCOS diagnosis, I figured that would solve everything. Right?
Well. Kinda. I still struggled with binging, emotional eating, and lack of exercise. At 21, depression got added to the mix.
On June 20, 2017, I decided to change my life. I started going to a local Zumba studio and it made something come alive again. I began to watch my eating and continued going to Zumba three to four times a week. In November, I started using my abandoned weight-loss Instagram again and found an incredible community that supported each other through triumph and loss.
Now, in 2018, I’ve launched this very blog, lost 40 pounds, and gained a whole new perspective on life.
I’m still a work in progress, but I’m here to share this journey with you. Weight-loss, confidence, and living your best life is for everyone. Won’t you follow along and share your story with me too?