I’m Marlee 🙂
I’m a twenty-something year old, TCU alum, living in north east Texas, working for a corporate wellness company.
I love lifting heavy things (deadlifts=LIFE), eating peanut butter (BAE <3), desperately want a french bulldog.
Growing up, I was always a very active and athletic child (when you’re the daughter of a strength coach, its imprinted on you from a young age). I played tennis for my school and community tennis teams. Although everything seemed fine, when I hit high school, I became very uncomfortable with myself. ALL of me. I had been diagnosed with scoliosis and Madelung’s deformity during puberty. I’ve always been a very petite and athletically built person. But when I looked at the other girls around me….I longed to look like them.
I was shy and insecure. I hated how emotional I was. I hated how I looked. All this manifested into my eating disorder. I struggled from high school up to my freshman year of college. It was during my freshman year that I got my wake up call.
I was tired. Tired of hating how I looked. Tired of battling my mind. Tired of hating myself. I finally accepted that I needed help. At the beginning of my recovery, I was 78 pounds. I looked like a skeleton. Today, I am 130 pounds. And you know what? I’m freaking FABULOUS.
Recovery was the best decision I ever made. I’ve learned to embrace my body and who I am (quirks and all ;D). I hope I can inspire people to change the way they look at themselves. We shouldn’t look at ourselves according to society’s standards. But, instead embracing every part of ourselves. Our own bodies, minds, personalities, imperfections, and individual AWESOMENESS. Then saying to ourselves “I wouldn’t want to be anybody else but me”.
I hope you enjoy Lift Eat Life 😀
❤ Marls (aka Marlee)