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Tana Bonin

Fitness First

IF NOT NOW, WHEN?

I JOINED THE BIGGEST LOSER, NOT BECAUSE I WANTED TO LOSE WEIGHT. I JOINED BECAUSE I WAS ANOREXIC AND BULEMIC. I NEDDED TO GET HEALTHIER. I FELT LIKE I WAS DYING ACTUALLY, I HAD NO ENERGY, I WAS SICK ALL THE TIME. IM FROM A FAMILY OF OBESITY. I DIDN’T WANT TO BE OBESE. FOOD WAS THE ENEMY. I SAW FOOD AS FAT SO I DIDN’T WANT IT. MY DAUGHTER WAS A MAJOR FACTOR IN TURNING MY LIFE AROUND. SHE SAW ME UNHEALTHY. I WAS SICK A LOT AND SHE WANTED BETTER FOR ME. I HAD TO DO IT FOR HER IN THE BEGINNING. AND THEN I REALIZED I HAD TO DO THIS FOR ME.

I JOINED THE BIGGEST LOSER AND THEN ABOUT MAYBE TWO WEEKS INTO THE BIGGEST LOSER, I JOINED GRIT AND NATALIE WAS THE TRAINER AND SHE REALLY HELPED ME. SHE GOT ME TO EAT, TO PUT MORE INTO MY DIET AND ONCE I STARTED TO EAT MORE, SHE STARTED TO PULL OUT WHAT I WAS EATIGN AND REPLACING IT WITH BETTER MEALS, BETTER NUTRITION. WHEN I FIRST STARTED GRIT, IT WAS HARD, IT WAS DEFINIETELY A CHALLENGE, AND  I NOTICED WHEN I STARTED EATING MORE, FUELING MY BODY UP, THAT I WAS ABLE TO DO MORE. I WAS ABLE TO PUT OUT MORE BECAUSE I HAD MUCH MORE ENERGY. I STARTED LOGGING MY FOOD. I REALIZED WHAT I WASN’T GETTING, JUST HOW LITTLE I WAS EATING. IT ALSO MADE ME MAKE BETTER CHOICES SO I WOULD HAVE MORE PROTEIN IN MY DIET, LESS CARBS.

NOW I FEEL STRONGER, I’M MORE CONFIDENT, MY POSTURE IS BETTER. I’M ABLE TO GET DOWN ON THE FLOOR WITH MY GRANDCHILDREN AND GET UP WITH NO PROBLEM. I SEE A BETTER FUTURE FOR ME, A HAPPIER, A HEALTHIER FUTURE. THE ADVICE I WOULD GIVE TO SOMEBODY STRUGGLING WITH MY DISEASE WOULD BE TO STOP. THAT YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL AND YOU’RE WORTH MORE, JUST BELIEVE IN YOURSELF. 

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