Short story: I lost a lot of weight in 2011-2012 eating “clean” (around 1200 cals) and doing cardio. I still wasn’t happy with how my body looked. I started IIFYM and lifting weights in 2013 and my body transformed. I ended up 100lbs smaller than my highest weight and documented my journey on Instagram.
I have erb’s palsy. Due to complications at birth the nerves in my right arm were severed, meaning I could’t turn my wrist over or lift my arm over my head. I had 90% immobility in my right arm until I started lifting weights. I’m at about 70% now.
I’m most active on my Instagram page, Malzisfit. I love inspiring other people and am very passionate about helping others achieve their goal. I’m simple and frugal- I post quick, healthy recipes and am working on posting workouts that can be done at home. If you’re interesting in my coaching services check out my shop or contact me.
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Exerpt from an Interview
“Over the past two years I have completely changed as a person. I’m not talking about physically, but mentally. My teenage years I struggled with anxiety and depression. Family matters, insecurities, but most importantly MY MENTALITY had me constantly suffering. Let’s be real, I started this fitness journey to look better. But it wasn’t the thought of looking better or the results that kept me going. It was altering my mentality that got me through these two years.
Waking up each morning and smiling at myself in the mirror, going out for a jog because the sweat dripping down my face reminded me that I was alive, looking at the stretch marks on my stomach as reminders of my strength and perseverance. The point I’m trying to get at is this journey is so much more than achieving a nice physique. It’s about a relationship with yourself. Pushing yourself to see what you’re capable of, loving and accepting your body, and feeling like a fucking badass. Don’t focus on the outcome. The results will happen. Focus on what’s inside. The obstacles over the past two years have made me a more confident, disciplined, positive, and enduring individual. I may not have the nicest body but I will always keep these qualities with me. As well as many healthy habits! Take it from me.. Love yourself now and change your perception of struggle. Life will be a lot easier, and better. :)”