Bodybuilding mom shares lingerie photo and story about her 20-year struggle with food addiction.

Bodybuilding mom shares lingerie photo and story about her 20-year struggle with food addiction.
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Gillian Faith is featured in People magazine's cover story, which is exciting:

A) Because she's someone other than Jennifer Aniston and—

B) She isn't even a celebrity (yet).

Faith is a mother of three in British Columbia, Canada, who wears bikinis and is in the best shape of her life at 41. She's a bit like Sia Cooper, the type of incredibly strong woman who gives birth and shows off a six pack six days later.

There was a period in her life, though, in which she now recognizes she was suffering from a food addiction: “I was such a food addict and I didn’t want people to know whenever I wanted a fast food meal. Wendy’s was my favorite. I would go to three different Wendy’s because I didn’t want the cashier to know.”

She’d then Febreeze her car, “so there was no sign.”

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It was her divorce that motivated Faith to start exercising and eating healthily, but in her desire to change her life she "went too far," according to People, developing anorexia and bulimia. “I didn’t find a healthy balance until about four years ago," she says, when she stumbled upon a strong man competition after finishing one of her runs.

“I saw men pushing fire trucks and flipping tires and I said, ‘I want to do that.'” Faith entered her first fitness competition in May 2013, eventually being able to push cars and run obstacle courses with kettle bells, but when it got too easy, she decided to take on the ultimate challenge: bodybuilding.

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Faith's family friends encouraged her to go for it “I realized my issue was fear-based," she told People. "In strength sports, I was in a big tee shirt, big shorts, a baseball cap. I didn’t have to be whittled down with my skin showing. Where was my loose skin going to go? I’d have to bare my cellulite to the world. I was terrified."

I was asked the other day during my #magazine interview when I first discovered #bodybuilding and knew I wanted to do it! Truth is even when I #overweight and #clinicallyobese I followed #candicekeene#monicabrant and others 💪🏼 I dreamt of the day I could #transform my body and I didn't care how long it took! Then I saw this woman called @danalinnbailey who reminded me of myself! She was gritty; stubborn and did things her way, in her time and she was an avid athlete in her youth like I was. So I used #DLB as a #role model to find my #strengths and remember what I loved from when I was young. 11 years later ▶️ 5 road races ▶️ 3 trail races ▶️ 1/2 marathon ▶️ Femsport BC ▶️ BC Strongman female winner ▶️ Fitness Star International Modelling ▶️ WBFF Diva Fitness 3rd Place ▶️ Popeyes Fall Classic Bikini ▶️ Kelowna Fall Classic Masters Open 2nd Place/ Masters 2nd Place ~ Provincial 🏆 ▶️ International celebrity Magazine publication ▶️ Vancouver Pro Am Expo Stage MC introducing @flex_lewis @danalinnbailey and others 🙈🤗🎉 ~ Again and again I say this; IF you have a goal!! IF you set your sights on what you want and you believe that you are the same and no less than anyone else, then YOU will bit, by bit achieve your success! You may ask yourself 10x a day; but when is my big break like I have asked myself! I am not sponsored, I am not repping clothing lines or supplements to say this to you! This is just my ❤️ sharing that when it is your time, it will COME! #donotgiveup#throwbackthursday#transformyourlife#transformationthursday

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“Bodybuilding became an outlet for me to conquer my fears,” she says.

Bravo to Faith, for taking some attention away from Jennifer Anniston, and for transforming herself into Superwoman.

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