My journey from where I started to where I am now was more than just a weight loss journey. It was a journey to self-confidence, self-love and respect for my body. It took dedication, support from loved ones, and most of all a determination to make myself a priority and find happiness. Years of poor body image and feeling uncomfortable and loathing my body was a lot of damage to undo but taking control, I have finally begun to appreciate my body, the that strength I have and love myself. Through my friend and 30 Clean elite coach, Rachel, I heard about the 30 clean and I decided to give it a go with one of my girlfriends. I need accountability. Accountability is what gets me to the gym every morning, by meeting my friends there and creating a routine for myself. The 30 clean holds you accountable as well – through constant interaction with veterans to the clean, clean health coaches and advisors and the support from fellow teammates on your Facebook boards, you have access to all you need to succeed. Between both of these things I was successful during each challenge, plus I’m a little competitive so I was always pushing myself with the fitness challenges! The 30 clean was a launching pad into health and fitness goals I would have never imagined for myself. I believe the mind is a very powerful thing and by believing in myself and putting myself first, I’ve come so far in 2 years; I’ll continue to maintain this lifestyle in which I constantly reap more and more benefits from, in all aspects of my life.