My Story

As soon as I hit the age of 21 I had reached my highest weight. It wasn’t only the numbers on the scale that alarmed me but I realized I always felt sick, tired, and had lost what was left of my self confidence. I avoided social gatherings, hanging out with my friends and even shopping with my boyfriend as most of the stores I shopped at the time didn’t even carry extra-large.


I took a year off of school and I decided it was a good opportunity to focus on myself and take the time to not only lose weight but get healthy. After I ordered dozens of DVDs from Beach Body and tried just about every diet in the book, I was eventually 49 lbs down and happier than ever. Happy was an understatement, I fit into cute clothes and felt confident enough to get a job and get back into school where I had made amazing new friends.


When 4th year came around, I studied full time, had a part time job and an internship which did not give me enough time to cook my own food and find time to work out. Instead I turned to fast food and working out from 5-6 days to none.

I took a look at this picture from last weekend and realized I was starting to gain again!

I may not be back to square one and definitely do not feel the way I once did about my body but I definitely miss feeling energized and healthy.

Of course this is where I begin my path to being healthy again! Stay tuned for recipes, work out tips, and more!


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Rena says:

    Nabeelah you are a true inspiration for every girl out there who is trying to stay healthy and fit. It’s definitely hard to balance a healthy lifestyle working a full time and going to school. We’ve all been there where we don’t have time to make our lunches and decide to buy out which tend to be the unhealthiest food choices. Will definitely read up on you’re blog for food tips and work out rountines :).

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  2. desigirlscanlifttoo says:

    Thank you so much Rena, I really appreciate it!


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