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October 28, 2019
TRANSFORMATION-INSPIRATION: VALÉRIE GAGNÉ-TAILLEFER
Thanks to her healthy lifestyle and exercise, this young woman has found her oomph and a renewed zest for life! More confident than ever, she brings her positive attitude everywhere she goes. Way to go Valérie!
🖤 WHAT KIND OF TRANSFORMATIOM DID YOU EXPERIENCE?
I underwent a physical and psychological transformation.
💛 WHEN DID YOU START YOUR FITNESS JOURNEY?
In November 2017. I was 21 at the time.
🖤 WHY DID YOU START YOUR FITNESS JOURNEY?
I embarked on this fitness journey when I began questioning my lifestyle choices: Am I eating well? Do I feel good about myself? At that time, I weighed 90 pounds, which was not a healthy weight; I realized it greatly affected my self-esteem.
t’s important to love and value ourselves and feel good in our own skin. And it was not the case at all… Even the smallest size of jeans was too big for me! I felt utterly discouraged!
💛 WHAT HABITS HAVE YOU CHANGED?
First, I changed the way I see myself and adopted a more positive attitude. Then I gave my 110% to working out and eating right every day.
🖤 WHAT HAS BEEN THE OUTCOME AND WHAT ARE THE POSITIVE ASPECTS OF YOUR NEW LIFESTYLE?
I went from 90 pounds to 135 and changed clothing size. My lifestyle is much healthier. I feel entirely different and am more motivated than ever to better myself!
My transformation has given me tremendous self-confidence. I feel better, both physically and mentally. My lifestyle gives me a lot of positive energy every day, and it is now easy for me to put negativity aside.
💛 WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO UNDERTAKE A JOURNEY SIMILAR TO YOURS?
The best advice I can give is: LOVE YOURSELF! Never doubt your abilities and reach for your goals! We tend to always compare our physical appearance with that of others. Big, small, skinny or overweight, your appearance does not change your values and who you are.
If we are determined to achieve a goal, anything is possible if we make the necessary efforts to achieve it. Never give up and never be afraid to keep moving forward!