I’ve had issues with my weight my whole life. Now, it’s important that I reiterate that line – I’VE had issues with it, no-one else. Me.
I’ve never been OK with the way I look. When everyone else around me was running around in their bikinis living their best lives, I was looking at photos of my squidgy tummy and wide set shoulders. This is originally what caused me to (unhealthily) lose over 20kg after my 21st birthday.
Having my daughter seven years ago ultimately undid all that and I have been searching for a ‘fix’ ever since.
Five years ago I tried prescribed medication, which worked, but thanks to the side effects I was awake at bizarre hours eating Doritos and singing Madonna. Soon after I did the lemon detox diet, went vegetarian, turned paleo and quit sugar…65 times. I was so incredibly ‘Keto’ that I pee’d every 10 seconds and my local chemist sold out of litmus papers.
Did any of it work?
Sure, for a little while. But then it became exhausting and overwhelming and unmotivating and soul destroying. People would tell me left and right that I am beautiful, look great and don’t need to change, but the truth is, I don’t feel like that. I want to change the way I look and feel. And you know what? That’s totally OK.
Knowing that I wanted to do it for my health, and not just my vanity, I was offered a free trial at a HYPOXI studio in the city. Now, if you think cayenne pepper in warm lemon drink is a fairy tale, then you know how I felt about HYPOXI. To me, there was no way that you can sit inside a little white egg shell doing ‘nothing’ and lose weight or tone up. It makes no sense.