We all have something to aspire to. A goal to be fitter, richer, kinder, smarter or calmer. We all have things in ourselves we seek to improve but we postpone them to a never existing tomorrow. Telling ourselves that whatever we want to change our life for the better can wait until this 'tomorrow'.
Casey is a single mother of 3, who transformed her life significantly for the better. In the process, she was able to finally seize her dream and make it come true, giving others the inspiration to do the same!
A few years back from when this picture took place actually.
Ever since she was pregnant with her first child she started to steadily pack on extra weight. In her mind, she thought, "The baby comes first, focusing on my weight comes second."
She left herself wondering after she stopped weighing herself out of embarrassment when she went over size 28.
Casey realized the severity of her weight gain at her son's first birthday party. As a cosplay fan that she is, Gemmell was too excited to dress up for the superhero themed party.
She tried to improvise but she was still unhappy with the result. Casey said: "When I first saw the party photos, I didn’t think it was me. I looked nothing like BatGirl, it was more like ‘FatGirl’." Afterward, she prevented herself from posting photos of the costume for that time around.
For years she got into the habit of pleasing her children through food. "We’d eat whatever we wanted and I often 'treated' us to takeaways. This continued over the years when I went on to have Willow and Xavier. I knew I was gaining weight, but in my head, mums were meant to be cuddly." she said. She knew this was not the right thing to do, so she decided to start eating healthy and this included her kids as well.
Casey decided that enough is enough, for her and so she wanted to look the way she wanted to feel. She knew this is for certain not going to be easy, but this is a hard journey worth taking, she felt it was time to claim back her life.
Her transformation would be difficult as she had grown used to sneak food. She said "I’d pretend to throw away the kids scraps in front of Julian, but I always ate them. If I went out to get KFC dinner for the family, I’d often buy myself a chicken burger and eat it in the car on the way home.".
No more eating her children's leftovers and no more unhealthy habits.
As you can imagine, that is Not an easy task for most people let alone a busy mother of three!
"At first, I had no faith in the app or myself. The first run I went on, I didn’t even last 30 seconds without getting out of puff. But slowly, I improved, and that was enough to keep me motivated." .
These daily choices made her transform miraculously into a fitter, happier and more confident woman.
"Whenever I feel like giving up I ask myself "what would Ronda do?" She would never give up!!!!! Thank you for being my inspiration and never giving up!!! @rondarousey #rondarousey #rowdy4life #looseweightfeelgreat #66kilosdownandcounting"
All her dedication paid off so much so that her old costume that she could barely fit into once, is much too large for her now. So she styled it right with a belt. Looking better now don't you think?
Now shes going for another direction in mind...
Her outfits are a flattering combination of superhero style and also pin-up doll style.
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