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Meet Emma | Time to heal, time to change, time to evolve


INTRO BY WOLFE FIT
Meet Emma, 19 year old German born fitness beauty now living in Sweden. Emma's page has always inspired us and we aren't sure if it's because of the lovely aesthetic, great captions, rocking bod or all of the above.  Either way, this girl is killing the fitness game and we are thrilled to share her fitness story with our WOLFE community. She believes a positive environment is necessary for growth and self love, and we couldn't agree more -- check out her journey below. @EMMAKFITNESS
EMMA ON HER JOURNEY
I started off as a kind of chubby teenager with low self-esteem and many insecurities. I ate pretty unhealthy and when I didn’t, I tried not to eat at all. I started working out a little bit when it got to the point that I was really disgusted by my body. I was mostly doing ab-workouts and was running a little bit. After a while, running took over and I was out on the road almost every day. When I didn’t run, I panicked because I thought I was going to put on weight. It was a security to sweat, which of course is very unhealthy.
I started to eat healthy and cut out all added sugars in the summer of 2014. This was the hardest part of my journey, because I had an unhealthy relationship with food and was very addicted to sugar. But I cut it out and as soon as I did that, I started to notice that I was losing fat. At that point I weighed 66kg. I know weigh 65kg and look nothing like I did back then.
I remember when I started lifting weights more often and run less often. It felt really good, even though I, at the time, was afraid to “get too bulky”. When it got to the point that my free weights at home got too boring, I started to go to the gym at my school more often, which basically started a whole new view on training and my body image. I have been lifting weights since then and started accepting my body the way it was/is.
 
EMMA ON BECOMING A VEGETARIAN
I think I changed my diet to a vegetarian diet in June 2015. I remember how I really didn’t want to eat meat anymore and how it lost its taste. I also remember how everyone reacted kind of negatively to me not wanting to eat meat anymore, which is weird because a vegetarian lifestyle is something everyone should support.
I actually don’t really have a favourite meal, but I enjoy falafel a lot if it’s well made.
 
EMMA ON HER HER TYPICAL DAY
I always eat a good and big breakfast. I get tired, grumpy and out of energy really fast if I don’t eat enough for breakfast, which can destroy my whole day. I often drink smoothies and eat whole wheat bread with honey and low-fat cheese for breakfast. I also enjoy smoothie bowls and oatmeal.
For lunch I always try to eat a hot meal. This can be almost anything I have time to make, same regarding dinner. But I do try to eat less fats and carbs for dinner, because if I eat a lot of carbs I will get too much energy before bedtime and low fat because I won’t be moving for a while. I also try to eat as little added fats as possible through the day and focus more on natural fats like nuts and natural sugars like fruits and berries.
I focus in general on healthy and slow carbs when I want to get more energy.
 
EMMA ON HER ULTIMATE GOAL
My ultimate goal…I don’t know if I have one. I just want to train and have fun, loose some body fat and gain muscle.
EMMA ON WHAT "EMBRACE YOUR JOURNEY" MEANS TO HER 
When I hear “embrace your journey”, I think about living in the moment and loving your body the way it is, but also working towards goals and noticing how far you’ve already come.
 
EMMA ON HER INSPIRATIONS
One of my biggest inspirations is a Hanna Öberg, who has gone through a lot with her body and now living a really healthy lifestyle and looking the best she has ever looked. I also look up to Nikki Blackketter who has come really far in the fitness industry by working hard and being herself and honest.

EMMA ON CHALLENGES
I think being positive helps a lot. Like, even if you think everything sucks, it can always be worse. I just like to force myself to be positive or let people I love lift me up. This is for bad days. When it comes to tuff challenges I usually push through them and give my best. Every challenge will get easier or pass, which means that I can rest and lean back afterwards and enjoy the positive outcome of me pushing through the challenge. I hope that makes sense.
 
EMMA ON HER ADVICE TO OTHERS ON THEIR JOURNEY
I know everyone says it, but be patient. Results take time, and the best things regarding your body come from giving it time. Time to heal, time to change, time to evolve. Everyone comes from a different place so you should never compare yourself to others or think that you are worth less than other people.
Check out more from EMMA > https://www.emmakerbsfitness.com/ 
FINAL THOUGHTS BY WOLFE FIT
We love, love, love sharing these fitness stories with you and think it is SO IMPORTANT for women to have other women to look up to and connect with. These stories provide accountability, motivation, inspiration and perspective on today's fitness game.

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