"At 7 years old, the doctor told me that I had to lose 10 pounds in order to be at a healthy weight. By the time I was a junior in high school, those numbers had skyrocketed. I was 16 years old, and weighed 240 pounds. I knew that I had to do something, but I didn't exactly know what. It was always a common joke in middle school that Kylie was on Weight Watchers or the Special K challenge. Any fad diet you can think of.... You name it, I had tried it. And I was only 16. The middle of my junior year I decided something had to be done. I started going to my local gym, and my first day I could only run 45 seconds without stopping. I was completely out of shape, and treating my body like a garbage can nutrition wise. I remember thinking "I'm never going to stick with this. What a waste of money.... I'll go twice and quit." Because I had a friend that started going with me, we held each other accountable and continued to go.... After 2 weeks I had lost 6 pounds, And that was it. I was hooked. It was then that i realized that the mental part of this is 100x the physical.... I changed the voice in my head from saying "you're never going to stick with this." To "let's turn those 6 pounds into 60." Even at just 6 pounds off of the huge amounts I had to lose, I felt better than I had in months. I started messing around in the weight room, and slowly with research and time started to piece together workouts. About 2 months in, I had lost 25 pounds. I remember the first time someone asked me if I had lost weight, and I'll remember it forever. That was the BEST feeling I could imagine. As time went on and I got smaller and smaller, my self confidence got bigger and bigger. A year and a half later, I weigh 164 pounds. That's a total weight loss of 76 pounds in 18 months. Anything can speak to how I look, but there are no words for how I feel. I am not the girl in my before picture. I am thinner, yes, but I'm also HEALTHY mind body and spirit. This hasn't been easy, and I'm certainly not done yet, but i have never done anything more worth it in my life. It has taken work, and lots of it. There is no cheating, or easy way out. Put in 100, get back 100, and there is no earning anything you haven't worked for. My fitness journey thus far has made me, me. Besides the aesthetics of my before and after pictures, it's also important to notice the difference in my quality of life. No one should have to go about their days hating the skin they're in, and I take so much pride in the leaps and bounds I've come in this regard. I started with Roy and Karen Ramonal and Driven Fitness and Nutrition about a month ago, and am so excited for this next step. They say that it takes a certain degree of obsession to get fit, and I have learned that first hand. You have to WANT it to GET it. I've come a long way, but I'm not done yet! DRIVEN!!"
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