One of the major reasons behind depression and why people suffer from it has been physical appearance. Many have been bullied for the way they look in their school time and looked down by people in life. It is hard to bear all that criticism about your looks and often feel helpless about it, but that shouldn't be the case and the following story is all about that.
Brave are those who carry beauty in their scars. Similar is the case of Conner Rensch who decided to flaunt her stretch marks at a bikini competition which were a result of her tremendous weight loss. The 26-year-old, from Nebraska, shed her weight from 271lb (19st) to 130lb (9st 2lb) after being bullied for years for being obese. But she didn't shy off from showing her stretch marks in a bikini since she believes they are a part of who she is and is proud of them.
Were you one of the victims like she was and had to listen to that kind of names? Or you knew how to get over it and were mentally strong. Well, I don't know about you but what you're about to see is a massive transformation the lady went through and chose to look the way she is looking in the pictures.
Conner tried many diet plans but the weight rose instead. She was constantly being bullied and that drove her to depression. She would then comfort herself with food.
After seeing her diet plans fail, Conner decided to seek professional help and shed pounds with the help of a nutritionist and a personal trainer.
Conner gathered the courage to enter the 2015 World Beauty Fitness And Fashion contest where she wore a bikini for the first time. She shares her experience, "Posting photos of myself online was scary and I never imagined I would be doing a bikini contest but the most powerful thing during weight loss was I realised anything I put my mind to I can do."
She gave up junk food, started weight lifting, kickboxing, and cardio which reduced 23lb (1st 6lb) in just 21 days. Since then, she has been living a healthy lifestyle.
She keeps a perfect balance between nutritious diet and her favorite food.
This very year Conner has launched her business, an online coaching service 'My Butterfly Journey', to help others get fit and healthy.