The lower the number on a weighting scale, the happier we are. This inspiring story of a woman from Australia shows how gaining 13Kgs added more than just weight to her self. She explains how she changed a lot more than just her body composition.

Emily Skye shared a picture of her from 8 years ago when she was just like any other girl, skinny with an illusion to be fit. She shared her journey of becoming an Australian Fitness Personality in Instagram and explained how she became a strong, confident woman from a skinny cardio addict.

Before anyone whips out the “I like the before pic better” comments, read the following: – 1st pic: 2008 / 47kg This is before I started strength training. I was only doing cardio & I was obsessed with being as skinny as I could be. I was starving myself & was really unhealthy & unhappy. I suffered depression & had terrible body image. 2nd pic: 2016 / 60kg I now weigh 13kg more, I lift heavy weights & do a little bit of HIIT. I dont do ANY long cardio sessions & I eat more than I’ve ever eaten in my life. I’m also happier, healthier, stronger & fitter than I have ever been. I no longer obsess over the way I look. I eat & train to feel my best, for overall “health” & longevity. I LOVE having muscle & I feel more confident than ever. When I first started lifting weights 7 years ago, I was finally starting to become healthy & happy for the first time in my life. I had friends at the time telling me I wasn’t healthy & was taking it “too far”. – This devastated me & had me in tears! I couldn’t believe that the people who were supposed to love me weren’t happy for me even though I was obviously much happier & healthier than I’d ever been. Luckily I decided not to listen to their put downs and kept going with my new healthy lifestyle & here I am today the best I’ve ever been, and I no longer have those “so called” friends. I now surround myself with positive, supportive people who are true friends to me! I love my life & I’m so grateful I decided to make those changes several years ago & committed to my healthy lifestyle. Now I’m able to help others become their best too! ๐Ÿ˜Š – My F.I.T. Programs that I created are all based around strength training & HIIT – it’s what’s given me & thousands of other ladies amazing, healthy, lasting results. (Click the link in my profile to join!) โ˜บ๏ธ Exercise & eat nutritious food because you LOVE yourself & know that you deserve to be your best. Try not to focus on being “skinny” & just focus on your overall health – mental & physical. Don’t listen to anyone who tries to bring you down. Surround yourself with positive, supportive, like-minded people & always do what makes you happy regardless of what anyone else thinks! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜˜ .

A post shared by Emily Skye – Health & Fitness (@emilyskyefit) on Nov 6, 2016 at 6:43am PST

 

Here’s what she wrote, ”ย Before anyone whips out the “I like the before pic better” comments, read the following:

1st pic: 2008 / 47kg
This is before I started strength training. I was only doing cardio & I was obsessed with being as skinny as I could be. I was starving myself & was really unhealthy & unhappy. I suffered depression & had terrible body image.

2nd pic: 2016 / 60kg
I now weigh 13kg more, I lift heavy weights & do a little bit of HIIT. I dont do ANY long cardio sessions & I eat more than I’ve ever eaten in my life. I’m also happier, healthier, stronger & fitter than I have ever been. I no longer obsess over the way I look. I eat & train to feel my best, for overall “health” & longevity.
I LOVE having muscle & I feel more confident than ever.

When I first started lifting weights 7 years ago, I was finally starting to become healthy & happy for the first time in my life. I had friends at the time telling me I wasn’t healthy & was taking it “too far”. – This devastated me & had me in tears! I couldn’t believe that the people who were supposed to love me weren’t happy for me even though I was obviously much happier & healthier than I’d ever been.
Luckily I decided not to listen to their put downs and kept going with my new healthy lifestyle & here I am today the best I’ve ever been, and I no longer have those “so called” friends. I now surround myself with positive, supportive people who are true friends to me!
I love my life & I’m so grateful I decided to make those changes several years ago & committed to my healthy lifestyle. Now I’m able to help others become their best too! ๐Ÿ˜Š – My F.I.T. Programs that I created are all based around strength training & HIIT – it’s what’s given me & thousands of other ladies amazing, healthy, lasting results. (Click the link in my profile to join!) โ˜บ๏ธ Exercise & eat nutritious food because you LOVE yourself & know that you deserve to be your best. Try not to focus on being “skinny” & just focus on your overall health – mental & physical. Don’t listen to anyone who tries to bring you down.
Surround yourself with positive, supportive, like-minded people & always do what makes you happy regardless of what anyone else thinks! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜˜

How’s that for a good Motivation?