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Friday, 4 April 2014

Grabbing Life By The Balls | A Note on Laura-Jane Williams

I just burst in to tears reading quite possibly, one of the most amazing journey’s ever documented online.

Before I get on to that, though, let me give you a bit of a low down on why. Over the past 6 months I have made a brand spanking new, virtual friend – she’s real, just FYI, but I simply haven’t met her (yet). Her names is Laura and she writes the blog Superlatively Rude. We originally started talking back in November of last year, where she contacted me about Courthouse Clinics and my acne treatment journey began. Now, here we are, talking pretty much every day - and she’s supported me in ways you can’t even imagine. Not just with my skin, but with life in general. She really is one of the most amazing, incredible ladies I’ve ever had the pleasure to converse with and I feel very grateful for that very first email landing in my inbox, because quite honestly, it’s changed my life.

Laura is simply beautiful in every way you can imagine, but it’s only since the 13th of January, 2014 that she’s realised she can love herself more. Every single woman (and man) struggles with their weight, whether it be for a month or a lifetime – but there are only a few of us who grab it by the balls in order to make a positive change. Laura had found herself weighing in more at the Doctor’s than she would’ve liked and realised, perhaps it was time to actually do something about it.

And since the 13th January – which can we just say, is not very long at all, Laura has lost just over 35 pounds (2.5 stone FYI). I know, SAY WHAT?! And do you know how she did it? She set herself a mission, not only to diet, exercise and completely change up her lifestyle, but to set an end goal, to prepare her mind and body for a huge challenge...

...This weekend, she is embarking on her first ever 10k run - and on Sunday is being photographed naked. Her blog post here, is probably one of the most inspiring reads of 2014 to date and I for one, am so insanely proud of what she’s achieved.

What I’m trying to say is, regardless of whether you are overweight, underweight or your perfect-weight, there will be something you feel you want to make a positive change to, but just can’t find that inner strength to do it. Read Laura’s post, be inspired and grab those balls, make that change, because god-dammit, who doesn’t want to feel sexy enough to be photographed naked?
Yep, I know - she is all kinds of AMAZING.

Now can we all go and follow her on Twitter please and send her good luck wishes for this weekend - enjoy it girl, you've earned it.

38 comments:

Laura Jane Williams said...

OHMYGOODNESS! Your praise is so generous and kind, I so appreciate your support. I'm thrilled to call you my friend, sweet and generous lady. THANK YOU FOR EXISTING. <3 <3 <3

Grace Parry said...

I absolutely adore this post. Knowing Laura, I can see why you just had to write this! Such a lovely, kind and charming lady! Lots of love xx

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Jo said...

Amazing stuff! Such an incredible life change and some huge and exciting things going on for her this weekend. Thanks so much for sharing, I'll definitely be checking out her blog (and undoubtedly following too). She sounds like a fabulous lady and you two I'm sure make quite the pair :)

Jo xx

She Wears Burgundy

Sally | Queenie and the Dew blog said...

What an amazing post. Those photos are truly inspirational. I've been feeling really sad about my weight loss recently. Despite giving up cakes, chocolate, sweets, biscuits AND crisps for Lent, plus walking 5 miles a day, doing DDP yoga, running 4k to work 3 times a week and swimming twice a week I haven't lost a single pound. I know I need to work more on my diet and portion size, and this is just the kick start I needed :) It's so lovely to see friendships blossoming. What a lovely warm and fuzzy this is. Good luck in your 10k Laura! xx

Amy said...

Wow. What an incredible transformation, not only physcially, but in the whole way she is living her life! Thank you for sharing :)

Amy| The Little Koala Blog ♥

Olivia Stone said...

Wow what an inspiring post! She looks amazing, I'll make sure to check her blog out :)

Olivia @ Awake Looks

Charley Pearce said...

That's so inspiring. It makes me feel like I can do it too. What a great person she seems to be.

www.notetocharley.com

Abbie said...

WOW now this is something to be proud of! Shes amazing, GO girl! Inspirational post :-)

fashiontatt.blogspot.com

Nina said...

Oh WOW I gasped when I saw the photos! I think what is more important than the physical transformation is the mental transformation. I always have to applaud people who grab life by the balls and want to make a positive change in their life. Beyond commendable!
xxx
Nina from little nomad

Victoria Caulfield said...

Woow such an inspiration! Congratulations Laura-Jane!

Laura Jane Williams said...

awwww, you're very lovely Grace. Thank you! <3

vicki said...

Oh my word!! What a difference. She should be so proud of how far she has come! What an inspiration
http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

Laura Jane Williams said...

We *are* quite the pair! Pretty sure we could run the world if we wanted to. Megs -- what do you think? World domination? I'm game if you are!

Jo -- you're invited to be vice president.

Laura Jane Williams said...

Oh gosh, Sally -- if you're doing all that and still feeling defeated, perhaps you should talk to your doctor? You shouldn't have to suffer! Good luck with your journey <3

Laura Jane Williams said...

Gotta change your way of thinking before you can change anything else, I reckon, Amy! It took almost as much courage to alter my way of thinking as it did to change my habits. The human brain is a funny thing!

Laura Jane Williams said...

Awwww, thanks Olivia!

Laura Jane Williams said...

You CAN do it! GET IT, GURL!!!

Laura Jane Williams said...

thank you Abbie -- that's really wonderful of you :)

Laura Jane Williams said...

Thank you, Nina. I really do feel like a different woman :) :) :)

Laura Jane Williams said...

Thank you, Victoria!!!

Mellifluous Glow said...

Such an inspiration wow... She can be proud !

Laura Jane Williams said...

Thank you! >3

Laura Jane Williams said...

Do you know, I *was* proud... and then all these lovely comments started to come in and now I'm SUPER proud! THANK YOU!

Laura Jane Williams said...

Cheers, lovely! I am!

Bianca Louise said...

What an amazing transformation! Well done laura-Jane, very inspiring!
I'm all about making things happen right now too, very glad I came across this post.

bianca xx
www.cultlogicxx.com

Sherbina Francis said...
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Angharad Jones said...

Wow this is incredible...such an inspiration! This really makes me want to get up and go - well done Laura!

Keyti Villanueva said...

wow!
such an inspiration.
:)

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Ms. Kei

Caroline said...

Meg, another beautifully written post, dedicated to a truly inspiring, courageous, looking fine, young woman!
You have my up most respect and are the 'real life' inspiration that we should see and strive to be like.
My very best wishes to you for the weekend, you crazy lady! :p, but I'm sure you'll do brilliantly!
Enjoy! :)
Meg, you are a true friend. Your posts on your friends are beautiful. They are very lucky to have such a lovely lady in their life. If only there were more of you out there to share. :)

Caroline.x
notesfromcaroline.com

Catherine M said...

This is such a lovely, inspiring post! Thanks for introducing me to Laura's blog too...I've loved reading her blog! :) x

CatherineSarah

May Argentum said...

That is so amazing! She inspires me. I am so happy for her, wish her the best of luck!
xo,
May

http://dancelikenobodyswatching.me

Laura Jane Williams said...

You can do whatever you set your mind to, Bianca! GET IT, GIRL! :)

Laura Jane Williams said...

Thanks, Sherbina! Great blog! xo

Laura Jane Williams said...

Hahaha -- thank you! <3

Laura Jane Williams said...

Thank you <3

Laura Jane Williams said...

Thank you, Caroline! You're absolutely right, of course: Meg is the most wonderful friend -- kind and generous and giving. We can all learn from her on how to be a better human being!

Laura Jane Williams said...

Awww, I'm glad you stopped by, Catherine!

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