I look into the mirror at my reflection. Staring back at me is bare skin marked with a tattoo of a bird, wings soaring, for my brother. A constant reminder to live my life to its fullest potential because this precious thing called “life” isn’t promised and you only get one. That is why I am here to celebrate every moment of it and to help others do the same!
To date I’ve lost a total of 130 pounds! Starting at a weight of 316 pounds, I never could have imagined being where I am today. My first goal of getting off of high blood pressure pills didn’t take as long as I expected. Within the first year I was completely off of the medication. It is amazing how fast one’s body can change. I’ve learned to set little goals for myself to keep me accountable, motivated, and excited about my lifestyle change. Everyday isn’t always sweet, there are ups and downs, but that’s life. I just try to remember that things could be worse and have been worse. I find the courage to pick myself up and continue after having a bad day, no matter what.
A lot of my journey thus far has been documented via my Instagram, but now I’m here to share my story with you as I continue on the rest of this BeautifullyToldLifestyle journey through my brand new website. One of the biggest lessons for me throughout this journey was learning that it wasn’t about the weight that I was losing but about everything that I was gaining. I’m celebrating all aspects of life – the good, the bad, and the ugly because all of it has made me into the person that I am today. I am strong, dedicated, passionate, confident, and loving. Celebrating for me involves pushing myself outside of my comfort zone and challenging myself every single day. I have found that being comfortable takes away from experiencing the beauty of life.
BeautifullyToldLifestyle is you, it is me, it is us. It’s the ability to accept and love who we and have the strength and confidence to change the things that you need to change or work on to live your life to its fullest, healthiest potential. It embodies our strengths, weaknesses, confidence, fears, courage, dreams and much more. Accepting all aspects of ourselves, and loving and celebrating every moment of life is the first step to living a healthy lifestyle that is perfect just for you and BeautifullyToldLifestyle is here to help you do that. My hope is that by sharing my story while giving health and fitness motivation and tips will help someone who is in the similar place to where I was four years ago.
Welcome to the CELEBRATION!
BeautifullyToldLifestyle by Ebony.
“The things that you are passionate about are not random they are your calling!”