“I grew up in a very isolated, dysfunctional community. I wasn't a person. I wasn't living. I was just surviving.”
I grew up in a very isolated, dysfunctional community. I wasn't a person. I wasn't living. I was just surviving.
It came to a point where I became anorexic and I didn't want to eat. I just wanted to work out, work out, work out. Eventually, I couldn't even exercise. I just went to yoga. I needed to move my body and I didn't have the strength.
That was my rock bottom. One of my instructors sent me to RD and things started getting better for me. I started going to therapy. Since my food and exercise was taken care of by my coaches, I was able to have energy to take more care of my mental state and all of my depression and anxieties.
I became a person. It was a year or two at RD and I got strong. I picked myself up, I left my community and I got even more independent. I created a new version of myself, and I feel like a beautiful person came out of what was.
I’m still growing. It’s still a process, but I am proud of the person I have become.
—Frimet B. of Suffern, NY