I've never before shown this photo to anyone outside of a very small group of my most trusted confidants. This is the photo that changed my life. This was it. I could be mad at my photographer for putting me into an unflattering pose all I wanted, but when it came down to it, the fat was all mine. I have talked a little bit about my "fed up" moment in the past, where I knew that I had to make a change, but I really can't put into words the emotions of seeing these two photos together. The first signifies a desperate time, where I knew that I wasn't happy with the way that I looked, but I didn't really have the desire or energy (so I thought) to put in REAL work to change it, and what's worse, I actually convinced myself that I WAS putting in work, and had no idea why I wasn't seeing any results. To be totally honest, I can barely look at it without tearing up. It hurts to see that I tainted the memories of what was supposed to be the happiest day of my life by not making myself a priority and just letting myself go. The second shows me at my best, standing next to the woman that helped me RECLAIM my life, Chalene Johnson. She taught me that I COULD feel good again. I could feel sexy. And that it wasn't selfish to make MYSELF a priority in my own life! Just two and a half years later, I have not only taken control of my health AND the rest of my life (yay to financial freedom!), but I'm helping OTHER women do the same! Never before has an armpit meant so much...
Hi! I'm Andrea Cummings. I am passionate about living a healthy lifestyle that I can MAINTAIN and that still lets me feel like I'm not being deprived. I like to exercise, but I also love to eat (nachos!). My main focus is to be healthy, not skinny, and to help others do the same! I love Jesus, but I also say fuck a lot, so if you're offended, I may not be the gal for you.