Liz Weiner shares her journey to REVEALing her inner confidence and finally feeling good in her own body
In October, I was approached by Fitness Magazine do a story for them in an upcoming issue. The first step of the project was a photo shoot of me in a sports bra for the before pictures of my abs (which made me cringe!) At the time, I wouldn’t have been caught dead having pictures taken with my stomach showing! This made me realize how unhappy I was feeling in my own body and how it was effecting my self-esteem. I motivated myself to change that by losing nearly 30lbs in 3 months. I lost about 12lbs in a month just by changing my diet and incorporating my favorite workout of all time – SoulCycle! I also added in a few Exhale Core Fusion classes for stretching and toning. By listening to SoulCycle instructors’ diet advice and being pushed by each of them during classes, I was able to transform. By the end of all this I was feeling so good about myself that I want to show the world that it isn’t just about what you look like but how you FEEL in your body! That’s why I’m looking forward to The Sports Bra Challenge so much.
We all have body insecurities – mine has always been my stomach area. I convinced myself that I could get a flat stomach and commit myself to looking completely changed in the after pictures! It was my goal for 2012 and I accomplished that, but am still working towards it everyday. Today, I feel happy, proud, and confident! It’s funny how the way you feel in your body can influence how you feel about yourself in every single part of your life. It is scary how many people are insecure with their bodies. It’s so important to address these issues, feel comfortable in our own skin, and celebrate our bodies!
I’m going to reveal my inner confidence on May 17th at The Sports Bra Challenge. I believe confidence is everything. In all aspects of your life, whether it’s how you feel in your own skin, an interview, your job, or even dating…you should always be confident! It’s about loving yourself for who you are. The Sports Bra Challenge is going to be a liberating event for so many girls who keep their body insecurities inside. The event is going to bring together a community of strong, beautiful, sexy, confident women! I am thrilled to be part of it!