I'm not 100% sure when it happened but at some stage after having my son I looked at myself in the mirror and realised that I no longer liked who I saw. I made excuses for a while but my excuses ran out and my reality was still there. I felt uncomfortable, insecure and to be honest, embarrassed that I had let it get this bad. I tried a few different diets but found that because I only had myself to answer to I would cheat or cut corners. I have PCOS and my symptoms were the worst they had ever been. My doctor hit me with a reality check and said that if I don't do something about my lifestyle I'm going to have diabetes in the very near future. Everything I read told me it would be hard for me to lose weight because of the PCOS but I couldn't just do nothing. I walked into Vision knowing that that was the day I was going to change. I was the only person that I had to prove myself to but I had to succeed for my family. Everyone in the gym was very welcoming and I felt comfortable even when I didn't know what I was doing. After a while I started enjoying exercise and could feel my fitness levels increasing in and out the gym. I looked forward to going to the gym which was a foreign feeling for me. My clothes started becoming loose and people started commenting on my weight loss. My PCOS symptoms started disappearing and I felt so much healthier. Not every day was easy but when I looked at my before photos I remembered why I was doing what I was doing. My trainer was super supportive and helped me stay on track to reach my goals. I'm never going back to my old lifestyle and will never feel embarrassed of who I am again.