Betsy Ayala was 34 when she gave birth to her daughter Isabella in 2013. Like most women who go through pregnancy, she gained weight. At 262 pounds, she knew that she would need to lose it eventually, but she was too focused on raising her happy, healthy baby girl. Unfortunately, her husband didn’t respect the sacrifices she had made to deliver their child into the world and turned to another woman.Ayala, a successful marketing manager, discovered that her husband had been having an affair. When she discovered the messages between him and the other woman, she was heartbroken to see that he had described her as a “fat f**k” and a “cow.”
She had given up her body to deliver a healthy baby girl, but he couldn’t see that. Motivated by the shock, she made drastic changes in her diet, lifestyle, and attitude. But it wasn’t easy.
I would cry after every workout and it was then that I decided that this wouldn’t not define me and I was going to change for me and for my daughter,” she said. “I wanted her to be proud of her mum and I wanted to be an example for her.”
She has now embraced life as a single mother who goes to the gym six times a week! She has lost over 100 pounds.
Now I honestly feel that what he did was a blessing because otherwise I would have been the way I was forever. I prayed all the time for my life to change and my prayers were answered just maybe not in the way I envisioned, but I got a second shot at a fresh start and I’m grateful for that.”
Now? She’s on good terms with her ex. It took a long time to learn to forgive him, but she couldn’t be happier with the way her life turned out. His loss.
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