Need Body Inspiration? Read & Share The Story Of This Plus-Size Yoga Instructor!
- IWB Post
- August 11, 2017
Maria Odugba is a 23-year-old woman who lives in Florida and practices Yoga on a daily basis. She took to Yoga after she gained excess weight that started affecting her health badly. From 186kg, she has now come down to 131kg!
She told Daily Mail, “I’ve been overweight my whole life, ever since I was a kid and my dad owned a pizza restaurant. I didn’t actually have an oven in my house until I was probably 15, so everything I ate came from a restaurant.” Soon after this, she was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) at the age of 13 and later, with hyperthyroidism. During an interview with The New York Post, she said, “For a long time, I just wanted to not be seen. I wanted to wear bigger clothes and hide.”
Once she began practicing Yoga, she not only healed her body but also her mental state. The girl who was once the victim of bullying was now gaining confidence in herself. This positive cycle inspired her to conduct classes for others who had given up on their bodies.
Everyday, Maria posts her pictures/videos doing Yoga on Instagram to inspire her thousands of followers. Check out some of her Insta feeds and get rolling, you guys!
1,166 Likes, 46 Comments – Maria Odugba ?? (@asap.yogi) on Instagram: “we experience the reality we focus on.”
I’ve lost over 100 lbs so far…Through proper nutrition and exercise I’ve been able to succeed. You don’t always have to spend hours in the gym. I generally lift heavy 2-3 days out of the week. The rest of the days I spend doing body weight or HIIT style training with simple tools you can find at a gym or buy for use at home. Trust me…body weight work outs killll if you do them properly.
5,462 Likes, 234 Comments – Maria Odugba ?? (@asap.yogi) on Instagram: “I’ve lost over 100 lbs so far…Through proper nutrition and exercise I’ve been able to succeed….”
1,833 Likes, 95 Comments – Maria Odugba ?? (@asap.yogi) on Instagram: “bendy tingz after leg days..always. | song is Rude Boy – Angel”
3,677 Likes, 172 Comments – Maria Odugba ?? (@asap.yogi) on Instagram: “bendy tingz. | Do like that – @koredebello ? #vidqualitysucks”