- Publish Date
- Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 3:51PM
Only months after Betsy Ayala gave birth to a beautiful little girl, she discovered texts on her husbands phone from another woman that he was cheating on her with.
Not only did the text reveal the affair that was going on, but they also were making fun of Betsy and her weight.
Instead of taking the usual route of taking the kids, and burning down the house, Betsy decided to keep a cool head and progress in a more productive manner - something that she's thankful for now.
At the time of the splitin 2013, Betsy weighed 120kg, she now sits around the 75kg mark.
According to Betsy, she had been trying to get in shape before the whole ordeal.
"I started in September and was doing okay until two days after Christmas, when I found out my husband was cheating on me with a co-worker," Ayala told Honey.
"I had been with him since I was 17 and pretty much devoted my life to our relationship and him.
"I was devastated. I found out through some messages I read on his Facebook where they were calling me a cow and fat and just trashing me and my whole world fell apart," Betsy added.
"I didn't know what to do with myself at the time. I was still over 100kgs with a six-month-old and everything that I had worked for had just vanished."
Ayala decided to cut sugar out of the equation completely, and start attending her sister's zumba classes.
Two years down the track, she is now a herbal-wellness coach for others trying to lose weight.
And she is thankful for the whole experience.
"I would cry after every workout and it was then that I decided that this would not define me and I was going to change for me and for my daughter. I wanted her to be proud of her mum and I wanted to be an example for her,"
"I was always the chubby kid," she said.
"I never played sports or wanted to take in physical activity because I was overweight. I did get bullied in school and got picked on. I think for me eating was like self-medication,"
Despite her past, the inspirational figure isn't letting anything get in the way of her journey to a better self.
"I'm a completely different person both on the inside and outside because of my outlook on everything. I was always very negative and had a chip on my shoulder because I was unhappy with me. I'm happier, I'm confident and most of all I'm positive,"