Losing weight is difficult, especially if you are very busy. So for parents it’s not at all obvious. There is so much energy in our children that sometimes we forget to take care of ourselves.
Casey Gemmel, 37, had a life-changing moment when she was organizing a birthday party for her son.
The theme was superhero and for the occasion Casey had donned a batgirl costume. She had not thought much about it, except that it was a little fair.
But then, the birthday pictures were published on social networks. “I thought, I’m not good at all, it’s really not a good angle,” Casey told Today .
“But then another photo was published – in an even worse light,” she said. “I was always waiting for a good angle and he never came.”
Instead of feeling sorry for herself, Casey decided not to let down. She changed her lifestyle and decided to take control of herself, especially at the food level. For its silhouette but also and especially for its well-being.
In 2015, Casey told his story in the Facebook group ‘ Beautiful U’. In a message, she explains how she accepted her weight of 160 kilos: “I just accepted that I was like that,” she writes in a vulnerable and frank message.
But she explains that after seeing these photos, she made a decision. She said she wanted to change “my life, my appearance, my vision of life – I wanted to live !!! “.
She started doing exercises every day.
“I downloaded an application called 5K Runner,” she told Today. “She specifically said that it would turn someone who spent their time on the couch running 5 km in about eight weeks. I thought that I would prove the opposite with the application.
Then she decided to say stop to four foods. Casey said it was not quick fixes and that losing weight “the right way” was time consuming. Casey stopped eating bread, cheese, pasta and soft drinks like soda. She was 33 years old at the time and admitted that her diet had been difficult to change.
His transformation is incredible! In four years, this woman has lost 70 kilos!
In the end, Casey said that everything was a matter of balance for a woman like her who is also a busy mother. She hopes her story will inspire and motivate others like her!