These two stories that I have to share with you girls this week are SO inspirational! I am so proud of both of these ladies!
This is the lovely Alex who sent me this email:
"Before starting the BBG Guides I had tried hundreds of diets that in the long term never paid off because I always gained back all the weight. I have been dieting since i was 12. I lost a 20 lbs before with a shake diet (but let's face it...drinking shakes almost ALL the time...not great).
I decided to change my lifestyle the day I weighed myself and finally saw 3 numbers on the scale. Finally hit 100kg. I was at my worst and had the worst self esteem. One day I opened Instagram, I didn't know that my cousin was doing the BBG Guide and there she was, Kayla posted a picture of her. I didn't recognize her at all. Then I STALKED Kayla's Instagram (watching every before and after) I figured out if they can do it, why can't I?
Before starting the guide (June 2015), I weighed 200lbs and was size 14 and I am now at 136 pounds and a size 6! I never thought I would like to exercise, but turns out I can't live without it anymore. Not only do I feel more confident but I have WAAAAYY more energy and I can truly say I finally feel beautiful and strong.
I was using both the BBG Guide and the H.E.L.P Guide (which REALLLLY helped me haha)
My Instagram name is @alexou.amar and I'm 22 :)
Once again thank you so much for everything.
Wow!! You look absolutely amazing, Alex! You should be SO proud of yourself and how far you have come. You have smashed it and I am SOOO happy to hear you feel beautiful and confident - because you ARE! xx
This is the lovely Laura who sent me this email:
"Kayla and the BBG team,
I wanted to share my 1 year progress pictures with you. I am so happy there are no words and I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart. You helped save my life.
I struggled with mental health combined with eating disorders and body dysmorphia for many years. Last January, I was hitting my limit. I needed help and I was essentially alone. So I took the first step and started with #thekaylamovement in 2015.
Each week I saw physical progress and that helped me take major strides mentally. Plus I found the support system I needed in the BBG community you have created. I sincerely mean it when I say I don't know where I would be, if I would even be here, if I hadn't found you, Kayla.
If you would like, I would be comfortable if you shared my story with your followers. I don't think the mental health aspect that is often combined with weight issues is addressed enough. If my story can help one person, it would mean the world.
Again, thank you so so much and I hope to meet you on your world tour this year!!!
Laura - @lsher.fit"
You look incredible, Laura! You should be so proud of yourself! I'm even more ecstatic to hear that you have found amazing support in the BBG Community and that you have grown so much mentally. I am so proud of you. xx
If you have a transformation you would like to share with me, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Love, Kayla xx