These two transformations are amazing motivation to kick start 2016 and #TheKaylaMovement! You need to read their incredible stories.
This is the wonderful Liza who sent me this email:
"8 months of BBG! Can't believe I'm almost done Round 3. Really wanted to express my thanks to Kayla (again!). I've suffered from negative body image for the majority of my adult life to the point where I think I actually suffered from body dismorphic disorder. Everytime I looked in the mirror I hated what I saw. I thought if I lost weight I would feel better so I started measuring every ounce of food I ate. I restricted all carbs & limited my protein/fat intake as thought this would make me "big" & "bulky." I would starve myself before social events & then end up binging, feeling so guilty afterwards. I exercised obsessively and thought about food all the time. As my weight went down I still wasn't happy. I needed to be thinner.
My family would tell me I was "too skinny" and they were concerned, but this just motivated me because in my mind skinny = healthy. This went on for years. My weight would yo-yo since I would starve myself & then binge. I would likely still be doing this if it wasn't for an intervention from my husband earlier this year. I didn't know how I was going to change but knew that I had to and had his support. Around the same time, I was introduced to the BBG program & started following the journey of other BBG girls on Instagram & was truly inspired.
I vowed that I would start with the intent of gaining strength and building muscle. I would try not to over train & trust the process. I also vowed to build better eating habits, increase my fat/protein intake, start introducing carbs again, allow myself more flexibility in my diet, and if I wanted a treat I would eat it and enjoy it with NO guilt. I still feel that I'm recovering but I'm in the best place mentally I've ever been. I eat and don't feel guilty. I no longer weigh myself obsessively, 10 times a day. I exercise and then give my body the rest it needs. I'm happier, more confident & have more energy. My anxiety is reduced and for the first time I like what I see looking back at me in the mirror. I feel strong now and hope to get even stronger!! I am so thankful for the BBG community. I feel so supported and cannot express my thanks enough to you Kayla for giving me my life back!"
Wow Liza! You look amazing I am SOO proud of you and I'm even more proud to hear you say you love feeling stronger, more energetic and more confident. That is one of the best things about the BBG and this amazing community. xx
This is the lovely Lauren who sent me this message:
I hope you are all well :)!
I just wanted to say thank you again for giving me the tools to change my life! I've just recently completed the second guide and my 36th week of the BBG ?! I cannot believe how far I have come and how much I have managed to achieve. I've lost around 20lbs since starting the guides in January now and I honestly no longer recognise myself! More importantly though, I'm so much more confident and comfortable in myself, which I absolutely love.
I've spent the last few weekends with some of the BBG UK girls too and what an incredible, inspiring bunch of ladies they are! We message everyday and they have become such great friends of mine. So thank you also for bringing us together and creating such an amazing community.
Your guides have completely changed my life & I'm just so grateful, I really cannot thank you enough.
I hope you all have an absolutely amazing Christmas and New Year!
Love Lauren x"
You look fantastic Lauren! You should be SO proud of yourself, I am so happy to hear you have made such great friends through the BBG Community. xx
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Love, Kayla xx