I’m Cassie of @superfitbabe and welcome to my blog! Here I present my lifestyle, philosophies about health and fitness, reviews of certain brands, products and places, as well as documentations of my adventures. Nutrition and fitness in a very sacred place in my heart, and this platform serves as my safe haven for enjoying both of them freely!
I wasn’t always so revved up about being active. In sixth grade, I was diagnosed with epilepsy, which accounted for my migraines, deja vu and dizziness when it was boiling hot outside, if I didn’t drink enough water, and especially if I played sports. I had seizure episodes at the swimming pool twice, vomited after horseback riding and had to lie down every time after running. I’d spend nights at the hospital, sick and miserable. Scared for my life, my parents and my doctors strongly discouraged me from playing sports. Isolating myself from athletics led me to adapt a sedentary lifestyle with little exposure to social life.
Let’s just say everything slowly started to fall downhill from there. Every day I was a ghost, ostracized for my appearance and differences; none of the other girls and boys conversed with me as a friend. Meanwhile at night when I’d come home from school, all my loved ones only felt sorry for me which led me to feeling sorry for myself. I found myself drowning my self-pity through food. Shopping for clothes, a hobby many girls at my age loved, only made me even more different. 99% of my wardrobe was black since it was the only flattering color on me, all size large or extra large.
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It wasn’t until I thought to myself, I am done. Completely done with this sh*t. I don’t see a point to life anymore–nobody cares about me, and if they do I’m an embarrassment. I needed a way out of my mental black hole.
Then there came the importance of eating cleaner and exercising. I don’t know what I would do or where I’d be if my dad never helped me kick my journey into gear. Every workout and clean meal was another step to my personal gain. Before I knew it, I ran to the gym every Sunday morning at 7:30 A.M. and ate food that came just from Mother Nature. Over the past years, however, I’ve been learning to develop a stronger sense of balance in my lifestyle. I never fail to incorporate as many sweet potatoes and greens into my diet as possible, but I know I can happily enjoy plenty of dark chocolate and a couple of vegan cookies and sorbet here and there.
I’m not going to lie, though, losing weight was not easy. I hit a plateau. I lost motivation and sight of what I really wanted. Oh yeah, and I was judged the whole way through. I thought I’d gain friends, but people looked at me weirdly because healthy to them was different. To this day I still get weird glances when people see me excited about kale salads. But it was worth every single moment of the ride. I was one step closer to confidence. Each squat and healthy swap counted. Sooner I knew my family and friends were inspired to do the same! I gleam with joy whenever they send me their healthy creations, ask to workout with me and tell me about their progress and enjoyment of simply being more mindful.
Now, I want to emphasize that being healthy is not abnormal. It is therapeutic and saves lives–it definitely saved mine. I realized that there’s a whole new world out there who loves the same way of living as I do. Being a representative of what it means to be healthy and fit is a dream come true.
I hope that you enjoy what I post in my blog and I send you all my best wishes! If you want to check me out on other social media sites you can do so down below:
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Lots of love,