Darnell Found Freedom Through Fitness
When weight gain and a major life change zapped Darnell's confidence, he found emotional balance at the gym. After losing around 100 pounds, this fit father is loving life again!
"When I was heavy, I was never really happy," says 24-year-old Darnell Greenidge. "I would avoid mirrors; if I showered, I would quickly jump in and out of the shower and then attempt to get dressed as quickly as possible. All of my clothes had to be loose to disguise my size. My ex-fiancé may have seen me naked once or twice a year, and even then, it was unintentional and embarrassing."
Darnell's weight issues weren't tied to vanity. He didn't dream of single-digit body-fat measurements or competing on stage. Instead, Darnell's journey began with him just wanting to feel comfortable in his own skin. "I didn't see Darnell," he says. "I saw what I'd ruined." It wasn't until the culmination of public embarrassment and family turmoil bubbled over that he realized it was time for a change.
This is Darnell's story.