That was then… this is now!
Written by: Brittany Styles
I have worked at the radio for almost 14 years. I am grateful every day for the career that I have been blessed with! When I started working at the station back in 2004, I was in great shape. I was 23 years old and I was teaching dance, I enjoyed working out at the gym, and I was very active. Life changed dramatically when my sole focus became my radio career. It started with working 3rd shift, which was a major change in my life schedule. After a couple of years I switched to 2nd shift and four years later, I changed my schedule again to host the morning show in 2007! That was hard on my body and it seemed to take me a long time to get used to the eating and sleeping habits of each shift change. Add in some major health problems along the way, and before you know it… I had gained 80 pounds over 13 years. I’m still not exactly sure how I let that happen, but I did. I guess it was the simple fact that eating fast food, anything that I could heat up in a microwave or anything fast, was easy for a girl on the go. I also did my fair share of going out clubbing with friends and enjoying cocktails! 🙂 That leads to eating more bad food and making poor nutrition choices. It’s a vicious cycle. One that too many of us are far too familiar with, unfortunately.
I suffered a traumatic brain injury in January 2017. Countless doctor visits for therapy and healing meant getting weighed a lot. That was the first time I had weighed myself in a long time. And it was like a punch to the gut each time I got on that scale. And finally, I had a tough conversation with my doctor about my need to lose some weight in order to be more healthy. It made me face the truth about where I had ended up. Deep down I knew it, but when you hear it from a healthcare professional… somehow it becomes real. It was time to do something major because I had been given a second chance at life. I couldn’t waste another minute…
I joined NuYou in February 2017 and in just 9 months I turned my life around. 80 pounds gone and over 80 inches melted away! The programs at NuYou are incredible and the support is even better. Before NuYou, nothing worked and I felt very defeated. I just felt stuck. Two of my friends showed me that their lives had improved because of NuYou and I wanted to be the next person to change my life. So, I did!