When I reached a morbid obesity at 120kg (264.5lbs), with 50% body fat, I decided I would not subject myself to the title of “obese.” I would no longer use the excuse “I have a tendency” in relation to fat, or “I’m big boned.”
I decided I would not accept the damage I had done to myself. And to complicate matters further, not only did I decide to lose weight, but also wanted to become an athlete.
The First Video: Where it all Began
I began my weight loss journey on May 31st 2012.
That night I recorded a video to forever remember that moment and never look back.
I went to a clinic to be accompanied by a professional and was put on a strict diet. Six months later my goals began to change. I no longer wanted to be “lean”, but wanted to be fit, be an athlete.
I lost the first 20 kilos (44 lbs) with the help of the clinic and then looked for a professional in order to prepare for an obstacle course: the Spartan race.
During my 9 months of preparation with functional training I lost another 10 kilos (22 lbs)! But when the race was finished, I was not satisfied with the body I had.
So I decided to challenge myself once again with something even more extreme. I decided to look for a professional with experience in bodybuilding to transform my body and become a competitor.
Transformation into Fitness Competition
I knew if I really wanted the body of my dreams, I would have to get completely out of my comfort zone.
That’s when I found Prado, professional bodybuilder, who won the title of Mr. Universe twice. Edson Prado has over 20 years of experience and I knew I would acquire the body of my dreams working with him! And that’s exactly what happened!
I reached my goal and have participated in three competitions, ranking among the top 5.
Leaving My Job For a Mission
Today, I have yet another goal and have challenged myself even further. I decided to leave my job as an accountant to dedicate myself to encouraging others in their pursuit of a healthier life. I became an entrepreneur and I’m studying nutrition.
Today, SimplyNathalia is no longer a simple profile on social media, but a project to transform lives.