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Today’s fitness transformation involves changing your relationship with food. Many people, women especially, are afraid to eat. What you put into your body is important and you need to eat to support your goals. Hunter Mossey learned this important lesson and is seeing great results! Read on to hear from Hunter.
My name is Hunter Mossey and I have struggled with not only my weight but my self-esteem for as long as I can remember.
I never used to be someone you saw in the gym or meal prepped for the week. My first inspiration was my father, once I saw him get into working out and getting healthy and feeling better about himself I wanted to know what that felt like but I didn’t even know where to start. I always thought I couldn’t lose weight without having a crazy regiment, but boy was I wrong!
In the four years that I have been trying to get healthy it has been a roller coaster of all the wrong ways of losing weight. I’ve tried the shakes with dozens of pills a day and nothing. I’ve tried tea and apple cider vinegar.
Anything that gave me a little glimpse of hope that I could lose weight and feel good I tried and yet nothing stuck. By the 3rd year I finally figured out a way to lose weight, however, it was not a healthy way.
In 2016 I decided to join the military and in order to reach the weight I needed to be I ended up only eating 300 calories a day and working out twice a day. I would drain myself just to get a fraction of the way closer to my goal and in my mind, I was doing great. That completely changed my relationship with food and made it a struggle to eat anything at all. Little did I know that all that weight would come back eventually and I would be back to square one.
This past year I reached out to a nutritionist who helped me get my relationship back with food and got me eating again without feeling guilty and actually enjoying what I’m eating. I’m a completely changed woman who is confident in my own body and that is a feeling that I’ve never known before.
I love cooking and trying new ways to expand my healthy diet without it feeling like a diet. Losing weight and getting fit is tough and there is nothing wrong with asking for help! It was the best thing I ever did for myself and I would do it over and over again. This lifestyle for me is not only easy for me to maintain but a blast for me to thrive in. I love pushing myself in the gym everyday and learning new ways to challenge my muscles. Strong is beautiful and I have never felt better!
We’d like to thank Hunter for sharing her story about learning to change her relationship with food to support her goals. Self-care is an important part of a fitness journey and we want to remind each of you to be gentle with yourself and to reward yourself along the way to your goals!