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18 People Who Turned Their Life Around and Blossomed

For some people, change is sometimes necessary to transform themselves into stronger, healthier, and happier people. Seeing this change in someone else can be inspiring enough to make us strive for what we want and finally take the plunge to shake things up. Even when things get tough, these people persevere and prove to the whole world what they are capable of.

Bright Side has found some people who shine brighter than a star because of their transformations, inside and out. We simply had to share their strength with you all.

1. “Started being consistent with workouts and diet (also grew my hair out, haha), and it’s been a great journey!”

2. January 2020 vs January 2021

3. “2 years ago, I was very sick, my mental health was at an all-time low, and I was struggling with my weight.”

“Today I can happily say I’m thriving and I’m the healthiest I’ve been, both physically and mentally.”

4. “2 years of consistent and strict self-care”

5. “276 lb to 212 lb, I hardly have words to describe how I’m feeling right now.”

6. “3 years ago, I broke my back in a motorbike crash. Now with the support of my wife and a lot of painkillers, I am here.”

“It’s been a long road but I am better than ever.”

7. “6 years of sobriety for this guy today!!!”

  • “Keep going! I broke my neck, leg, plastic kneecap, ankle, fingers, clavicle 3x, arm 2x (ex motor racer), and just finished 18 km survival running.” talin77 / Reddit

8. “After avoiding the hairdresser for 7 months while recovering from an eating disorder, I finally went.”

  • Great job on your recovery, that’s something to be really proud of! And your hair looks amazing! ShadowKing94 / Reddit

9. “260 lb to 205 lb — I can’t believe the mirror. Feel like I felt at 20.”

10. “132 lb to 154 lb — getting stronger, this is my 6 months of progress.”

11. “28, mother of 4, married twice, FORMER video game addict; I unplugged from the system, lost weight.”

“And now I am closer than I ever was at reaching my dream of dancing! If I can do it, so can you!”

12. “Recovering from depression is the most incredible feeling ever. After 8 years, it feels like the world is in technicolor.”

13. “Today I finished my very first graphic horror story after recovering from a major depressive episode.”

14. “228 lb to 180 lb. 1 year ago I started this Reddit account to keep myself accountable. Here’s my progress so far!”

15. “Recovery from a vicious eating disorder: from 70 lb to 113 lb”

16. “235 lb to 195 lb — struggled with weight loss for a long time now.”

“I’m finally sticking to a consistent routine, getting stronger, and feeling more confident.”

17. “When I got married, I realized I needed to make a change toward a better future. Almost 2 years later, I am finally at my goal weight.”

18. “Weight loss does wonders. 70 lb down and so much happier and healthier!”

What do you enjoy doing that always pulls you out of a slump? Is there anything that you’re changing in your life at the moment? We would love to hear everyone’s positive stories of growth!

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