During my childhood, I cannot remember a time that I wasn't overweight. I was not a very physically active child, and my growing stages were a brutal time. By the time I was 8 years old, I was beginning to be tortured by bullies on an almost daily basis. I was haunted by names such as, "wide load," "heffer," and the simple but poisonous, "fat girl." In some way, though, I felt that I had deserved such punishment. These feelings of self-loathing grew worse with age, and by the time I was in high school, my self confidence was paralyzed. No matter what I'd accomplish, I was always a bit of a failure due to my weight.
This unhappiness followed me through most of my college years. After losing my beloved grandmother to cancer, I realized life was too precious to be unhappy, & that I'd soon have to be sure of myself to face the "real world." I was inspired by the show I Used to Be Fat, and I decided that enough was enough.
My name is Davina, and I am a loser.
Starting January 1, 2011, I vowed to change my life. Yes, I wanted to lose weight. But I had tried - and failed - to lose weight for years because I was looking for the quick fixes. Therefore, I adjusted the goal. Yes, I wanted to lose weight, but not for anything or anyone else. I wanted to take control of my life, to take care of my health, and to challenge myself physically. I began a blog on tumblr and gained a small following of my family and friends. As I became more vocal about my goals, more people began to support me and hold me accountable. My weight loss journey was a slow, tedious, challenging process.
It took 2 1/2 years, 7 different workout regimes, 6 months of plateaus, and an unlimited amount of patience, support, & stubborn willpower. I had done it completely independently; no personal trainers, no predetermined diet systems, no quick fixes nor gimmicks. But, by April 2013, I achieved what had only previously been a dream:
My journey, however, is far from over. Now that I have fully embraced my lifestyle change, I would like to see just how much farther I can go. I would like to maintain my new body while continuing to work toward leaning out / muscle definition. I would like to lead by example, pay it forward, and guide others to the same happiness that I've discovered and that everyone deserves. I am growing my health coaching business with the following mission: to empower victimized women to shed their limiting habits and live in their happiest skin. Lose your heavy, find your light.
If my journey has inspired you, please do not be shy. I will be thrilled and honored to help you earn your own happiness and rewrite your story.
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