This tale reminds me of my life, or rather, my inner transformation.
Right now, I'm feeling like a graceful swan, but I vividly recall what it's like to be that awkward duckling!
My journey of self-transformation began with the search for harmony and self-love for my body, which eventually led me to bodybuilding, where I have taken first, second, and third-place victories.
But a sense of SELF-WORTH was not part of the package! Even as I changed my body and saw astonishing results, my self-worth was still missing. Sure, I gained self-confidence, yet self-worth remained a distant goal.
Every time during or between competitions or amid long breaks when motivation faded, my default mode kicked in – low self-worth, and as a result, I looked for an escape route! People often tend to compensate for things in various ways. In my case, it was constant overeating, alcohol, and, most importantly, a profound emptiness...