26 People Who Got Themselves Together and Changed Their Lives

The most difficult thing when making great changes is to take the first step forward. But as soon as you make it, you understand that not everything is really that complicated. Especially if you're inspired by people who have already got through it.

Bright Side gathered together some inspiring photos showing people's lives after they made great changes.

"365-day change."

"9 months ago, my 58-year-old father was 340 lbs, had type II diabetes, and had heart surgery. As of today, after a change in diet and exercise, he has reversed his diabetes and is currently down to 237 lbs."

"Here is the difference in my skills after a few good private tutoring sessions with a great teacher. Between the picture on the right and the one on the left, there’s about 8 weeks of weekly lessons."

"After a lengthy unexpected stay in hospital, I decided to change my life."

"It’s amazing how just chicken, broccoli, and mushrooms change you."

"I quit meth almost a year ago. It's crazy how much life can change."

This is what 115 lbs of weight-loss progression looks like.

"When I got married, I realized I needed to make a change for a better future. Almost 2 years later, I'm finally at my desired weight."

"My mom did 7 years in prison and got out last October. She’s been working 2 jobs since then, and bought a car today. I'm so proud of her!"

"My wife's 10-month fitness journey after our daughter was born."

"Before and after 1 year of working out."

"One day after cutting off 11 years' worth of dreads."

From 245 lbs to 140 lbs in 10 months

2.5 years of progress.

3 years without drugs.

"Thanks to all my friends and relatives! I would never have managed to do it if it wasn't for them."

"A pump attendant in 1999 and a financial manager in 2017. Don't give up on your dreams."

"2.5 years since I said goodbye to anorexia."

365 days of transformation.

"I had anorexia, but now I'm healthy and happy."

"At age 23, my braces are finally off, and I couldn't be happier!"

"My life without anorexia."

Before and after jaw surgery.

"What losing 70 lbs did to my face."

Each strip means one year without heroin.

"Me in the ICU from an overdose on the left. Decided I was sick and tired of being sick and tired, and I'm 6 months clean and sober today."

Have you made any significant changes in your life? Or did one of your friends decide to turn their life around by 180 degrees? Share your stories in the comments.

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