One 34-year-old woman turned a devastating discovery into an inspiring story of empowerment and transformation.
Back in 2013, Betsy Ayala appeared to be happily married to a loving husband and had just given birth to their daughter, Isabella. After the birth of their daughter, however, the new mother continued to put on weight and at one point weighed in at approximately 262 lbs.
Betsy decided to take control of her health and her body when she made the heartbreaking discovery that her husband had been cheating on her for over six months. The marketing manager found messages between her ex-husband and his lover that attacked her weight, calling her a “cow” and a “fat f***.”
As painful as that discovery was, though, Ayala now considers it to be a blessing in disguise. “Now I honestly feel that what he did was a blessing because otherwise I would have been the way I was forever,” said Ayala. “I prayed all the time for my life to change and my prayers were answered just maybe not in the way I envisioned but I got a second shot at a fresh start and I’m grateful for that.”
In an effort to get healthy and ditch the extra pounds, with which she had struggled since the age of 13, Ayala began to replace junk food with Herbalife shakes and attended Zumba classes with her sister three times per week. She now sticks to a strict, high protein diet and also began running and weight lifting six times per week.
“I’m a completely different person both on the inside and outside because of my outlook on everything,” said Ayala.
If that’s not #transformationgoals, we don’t know what is.