My name is Trystenne Burey and this is my new challenge.
I’ve completed my first 5k, established my own brand, and gone two weeks without a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch but this by far will be my hardest challenge. My goal is simple, to inspire a generation to genuinely love and care for their bodies. Yes, I know it won’t happen over night but this’ll get me one step closer to achieving it. I haven’t always been open about my story, simply because I’ve been afraid of what people might think. Some think they know me and think they know what I’ve been through, but they don’t. And I’ve come to realize, what better time than now to let them know?.
To make a long story short. I haven’t always been this way and haven’t always had such a positive look on life. My entire school experience was spent at a high achieving, predominantly white school with a very small percentage of minorities. So feeling like “the norm” hasn’t always been my forte. I went to an arts high school where I majored in dance as well as danced competitively outside of school. It was here where I found myself staring in the mirror more than I should, wondering why I didn’t look like everyone else at the barre. But strangely enough, dance was my outlet, it’s where I was Trystenne.
Towards the end of my second year of high school, I was diagnosed with an eating disorder and later was admitted into the hospital due to severe depression. I no longer was Trystenne. I was so consumed in my insecurities and had no idea who I was anymore. I was lost.
After spending weeks in the psychiatric department and getting treatment, I finally returned home but still dreaded going back to school. Thankfully my marks were great so my teachers weren’t worried. But what was I going to tell everyone? How was I going to tell everyone?
This is what I should’ve told them.
So no, I didn’t have the flu. No, I wasn’t grieving a family members death. I was getting help and getting back to who Trystenne Burey really is. And due to tremendous support from family and fabulous friends, I found myself again. And now…I’m here to stay.
Looking back on everything I’ve been through and looking at where I am now and I can only thank God for his grace. If you told 15 year old Trystenne who she’d be at 18, she wouldn’t believe you…but here I am!
So as I continue to post my favourite workouts, my new challenges/achievements, and my thoughts on anything and everything related to fitness I will use this blog as an outlet for me to share my story in hopes of inspiring someone else to do the same.
Welcome to my journey. #FitWithTrys