Sophia in a nutshell

Updated: Jan 14, 2019


I’m a personal trainer and mother to three children.

I’ve seen it all.

I’ve heard it all.

I’ve done it all.

I’ve experienced solo-parenting.

Then, marriage.

I’ve had a miscarriage.

Then, back-to-back babies.

I was depressed.

I was empty.

I was gone.

Life is a roller-coaster.

I’m not perfect.

No one is.

I've been an emotional eater.

I’ve gained over 100 pounds,

twice.

I lost all the weight,

twice.

No, I’m not a miracle worker.

Yes, I understand how to work.

No, it’s not easy.

Yes, it’s hard.

But…

The most important thing to do,

Is to put yourself FIRST.

How?

Step by step.

But…

Even finding that first step sometimes seems impossible.

The important thing to understand is,

nothing is impossible.

I wrote my story because I found that step,

and I kept climbing until I reached happiness.

Each step was different.

Some were uneven.

Many, unstable.

Some were so high that I couldn’t reach them.

I needed help.

I admit it.

I’m not ashamed.

We all need help.

But I used to pretend.

I used to cry myself to sleep.

I used to hide my fears.

I used to take on too much.

I wanted to run away.

Until…

I decided to love myself.

Truly love myself.

But…

It felt wrong.

I felt guilty.

I cried.

I sobbed.

Then,

I cried less.

Eventually,

I stopped crying.

One day,

I smiled. Finally,

I loved myself.

Then,

I fell in love.

But…

Life is a roller coaster.

I’m not perfect.

No one is.

I fell back down those steps many times.

I felt helpless.

Hopeless.

Lost.

But…

No matter what, I got back up.

And I kept climbing...