Hello, a little about me: I'm a married, work-at-home mom of 3: a 1, 3 & 5 year old. I'm 30 years old. My childhood was tough, to say the least & I'm so very proud of where I've come. But pride doesn't pay the bills. My husband & I talked it over & together decided it would be beneficial for our family & for myself to join the Navy. But getting physically ready for that after having 3 kids was tough. When it came out to my family & friends that I was joining, there were definitely a lot of nay-sayers. "You're too old. You're too overweight. How can you just abandon your children like that? You'll never make it. Etc." So I started on my journey. Diet & exercise. But my enthusiasm started to dwindle after awhile, I was wondering if everyone was right, maybe I couldn't do this. Then I stumbled across a ZOX advertisement, thought they were cool. Kept seeing ads & always loved the look of them. Then I saw the "Prove Them Wrong" wristband. I immediately hit "Shop Now" & ordered that along with "Persistence", "She Believed She Could, So She Did", "Remember The Bigger Picture" & "You Will Get Through This". I would wear 1 every day to serve as a reminder that I would no longer allow other people to abuse & manipulate my mind to hurt me or stunt my personal growth as they did in my childhood. My collection only grew from there. I was determined to keep reminding myself that I CAN do this for myself & for my family & no one can tell me otherwise. I worked my butt off... Literally lol. I went from 238lbs to 177. I'm proud to say I ship out next month. I proved them all wrong & silently showed them how strong & determined I really am. Thank you for helping me heal my mind & believe in myself again. Those little daily reminders as I glanced down at my wrist spoke volumes for me & really helped me mentally push through my childhood barriers I'd built up in defense. And now, on to my new life chapter.