Let's begin this journey together
Let’s start back my junior and senior year of college, about 5 years ago. I was in the best shape of my life. I was vegan and felt amazing. I was also at the lowest weight I had been in a long time. I had confidence and was ready to take on the real world after college.
I got a personal training job right out of college and continued my healthy lifestyle. I ran a half marathon that year and was unstoppable. That is until something terrible happened.
About a year out of college, I was drugged and raped by a man I barely knew. My world came crashing down and I didn’t have any desire to live life anymore.
I quit my personal training job and changed career paths to a job where I sat at a desk all day. My eating habits went from vegan and healthy to eating anything and everything I saw. I gained 60 pounds in 2 years. Which brings us to today.
I recently tried to commit suicide. The person I see in the mirror is not the person I used to know. I have stretch marks in places I have never had before and I don’t like what I see. I feel worthless and unwanted and I feel like I have no place is this world. My mental health is very unstable.
This is where my journey begins. It’s time to tell my story and get back to being healthy along the way.
Please join me every Friday for a new post and see what I’m up to each week!
**If you are ever feeling suicidal please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255. They are available 24 hours everyday. You can also visit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention at AFSP.org for more resources.
Anna Forcier loves elephants, unicorns, sunshine, and rainbows!