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Inspiration Friday | Davene - Chris Garrett Fitness | Dream-2-Reality | Team D2R

Inspiration Friday | Davene

Davene is such a great part of Team D2R.  Here story is so inspirational!  She committed to making this change in her life and made it happen and her results were ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!  She has done P90X, Insanity, and now P90X2!  What I love about her transformation video is she actually tells her story instead of typing out the story.  Be ready to be inspired and maybe even tear up a bit.  Davene has since become a coach to pay it forward in helping others achieve their goals with health and fitness.   She is changing lives!   Way to go Davene!  You can check out her website at www.allforthejourney.com

 

Here is Davene’s story in her own words:

For as long as I can remember I’ve struggled with my weight and image which has caused me to battle intense self-esteem issues. I was never comfortable in my clothes and my weight fluctuated more than the temperature. The past several years have been a personal journey to accept who I am while trying to approach a healthier body and toned physique.

In high school I weighed over 200 pounds and fought with programs that have never worked for me. From starving myself with Slim Fast and diet pills to counting calories and wasting time and money with personal trainers, I have tried numerous programs all of which seem to explode in my face with little results. I’ve even gone as far as trying a “cleanse” where I dieted on only a cayenne pepper and lemon water concoction for 10 days straight!

The weight would immediately return, but I would never fully give up hope.

The beginning of 2011 was my lowest of low when I saw how much time had gone by which I would never be able to get back. I knew if I didn’t make a change with my health right then, then I would be hurting later in life.

In March of 2011 I started to teach myself how to truly eat. I was sick of eating prepared meals completely saturated with sodium and other unpronounceable ingredients that left me hungry and dissatisfied. An article my uncle sent me on the on healing the body with a plant based diet, helped spur this radical new lifestyle.

I had never really known how to truly take care of my body I started surrounding myself with books on the importance of using whole and organic foods to nourish the body .It took time for my mind and body to adjust to such a significant change, but within months I felt a difference and truly fell in love with my new lifestyle. I couldn’t get enough knowledge of using food as medicine. I found a passion that I never knew existed.

Come July, I felt that something was still missing. This is when I decided to take on P90X. I struggled through it and there were I wasn’t as dedicated as I should have been, but I pushed though. By the end of 90 days I was shocked how far I had come and truly was in the best shape of my life. From there I moved on to Insanity and instantly became addicted. It was hard and it pushed me harder than I had ever gone before, but after every workout I felt empowered which helped me to keep going. I have to say that I am truly blessed that I have found something that works. My life has truly been changed and some days I don’t even recognize myself. It’s crazy to look at old pictures and think of the person that once was. This journey has been so healing for me in many ways!

 

 

2 comments
Matt Bartlett
Matt Bartlett

Great work, you are truly an inspiration!!!!

Lindsay
Lindsay

Wow!! You had amazing results.Congrats. Keep it up :)