From the age of 12 I looked in the mirror and disliked what I saw. My twin sister and older sister had beautiful petite features while I on the other hand, inherited the large unattractive nose from a distant relative.
Name calling was the norm as I grew up in my teens, all centered around the shape of my nose. I soon began to dislike myself and during those years as a teenager, I would cry myself to sleep. I became very unsure of myself, lacking confidence around people and doubting my abilities.
You would have thought by the age of 45, I would have overcome the negative thinking, and had better control over my emotions but that wasn't the case. It was only until a month after my 45th birthday that I began to see a difference in the way I felt and how I perceived myself.
A couple of years before that, I had made a conscious decision to make some major changes. I began doing fitness programmes that included exercise routines and nutritional plans. I lost 2 1/2 stone in weight and felt much better in myself, physically and mentally but I still had some way to go when it came to building my self-confidence, and self-esteem.
Thankfully, I was introduced to a natural way of living by one of my dear online friends. He spoke in high regard of a company that produced natural, plant based products. I trusted him, so I tried them. And I'm so glad I did because I finally found something that helps with my confidence.
What I hadn't told you already, is how I would shake when dealing with new situations and meeting new people. It was embarrassing! Thankfully, what I have found has stopped those shakes as well as those negative feelings I would have had in the pit of my belly. You know the kind; self-doubt, nervousness and low self-esteem... the aching, gut wrenching feelings within.
I began surrounding myself with positive people who also had a love for this amazing company!
I feel like I finally have my confidence back and that I have a whole new purpose in life...it has completely transformed my outlook in life. I'm finally learning to love myself! I have learnt that to be beautiful isn't about looking a certain way but it's about being unique, happy, confident, loving friend, mum and daughter. It's about impacting the world in ways we never thought possible and overcoming our self-doubts and fears.
It's about being the person we were born to be! Embracing who we are!
Now I'm on a mission to help lots of people overcome their insecurities, self-doubt and lack of confidence by incorporating a fitness & confident lifestyle by empowering them with the knowledge and resources that I've worked so hard to obtain myself.
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With love, Rachel