(Last Updated On: September 28, 2016)
Anerlisa Muigai, the daughter of Tabitha Karanja the CEO of Keroche Breweries, is one of most successful young adults in Kenya. She launched her own company, Nero Ltd, after being denied a job at her mum’s company. Her Instagram contains photos of the life many of us dream of living. She has expensive cars, luxury clothes and watches, designer shoes and the best alcohol in the market.
However, not all that glitters is gold. Anerlisa hasn’t had a perfect life. She has been very open having an eating disorder. As a result she gain so much weight she weighed 124kg. She decided to turn her life around on January 4th so as to lose most of the weight.
This is what she posted:
“Have you ever reached to that point in your life where everyone thinks you have everything but deep down you feel you have nothing? Well that’s how i felt last year when i was 124kgs. My world had crashed, i din’t look forward to the next day, i had only 3 clothes that fitted my size 24 body, i completely stopped loving myself, simple things like hair and nails were a mission to do. I hated everything around me, i also hated anyone who commented about my weight,just ate like a pig to be honest. What even hurt most was seeing screen munches of people discussing about my weight and making fun of it.My family worried about me especially my mother who used to look straight into my eyes with her teary eyes begging me to loose weight. I avoided family fuctions because i dint like any comments about what i ate.
Yes i had an eating disorder that grew over the years. I just “yo-yoed” with my weight. I guess even the reason for my stress was my battle with weight over the years. Everything seemed perfect but deep inside i saw nothing. So many things kept going through my head until one morning i woke up from my sleep, i remember my heart pumping so fast and felt like i was running out of breath, i started crying so hard but that’s when my life turned around and thought ONLY ME could change me. I also thought i had a brand Executive still water that needed my undivided attention.
On 4th Jan 2016, i decided to turn my life around by changing what i ate, started by jogging a little, step by step,day by day i made progress and that motivated me. I honestly could say so much about my struggle but today i want to thank Godia Daniel and Justin Wallis for been the biggest support system throughout my weightloss journey. You guys have taken so much bs from me but i thank you for been the best trainers ever and for been patient , you taught me that i don’t have to be great to start but i have to start to be great…
For those struggling with weight problems, i want to assure you that it is possible and it can be done if you set your mind into it. Nobody is perfect. Always remember what you eat in private, shows in public,lastly know that everyday isn’t gonna be perfect, but each day you are learning, you’re growing and continually chasing the better you. Start today not tomorrow. Have a successful week and start making changes, it doesn’t have to be weight related.