Her Best Transformation…

Meet Rosanne Rocca, winner of the 2016 100K Challenge. Because of her success and her dedication, she has become such an inspiration to everyone here at Morellifit. This is why we wanted her to be featured here on our blog, so she can share her story and continue to inspire those around the world. Follow her on Instagram @rorocfit …

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“How do you stay so motivated?”

“How do you stay so disciplined?”

“I could never stick to a diet like you do. I wish I had your willpower and strength. How do you do it?”

“I don’t know how you workout every day. Where do you find the time?”

I get these questions and much more like them on a daily basis. Every time my response is pretty much the same…. “I will do whatever it takes to make sure I never feel the way I used to feel.” For me, that is all the motivation I need.

Growing up was very difficult for me. Not only did I lack confidence, but I was dealing with an internal battle of understanding who I was and why I was different from everyone else. When you’re gay, there’s no handbook or role model assigned to you who will assure you that what you’re feeling is “normal”. You think something is wrong with you, and to make matters worse, you feel that you have to hide it. Keeping something like that hidden for as many years, as I did, absolutely tore me up inside. In addition to that, I grew up in a household with a father who was a perfectionist; nothing was ever good enough and image was everything. He was verbally abusive without a care of its short and long-term repercussions.

Putting this all together basically led me to a childhood of constantly looking for acceptance. Always needing attention and recognition, but never satisfied and constantly putting myself down because I knew I should do better. By the time I reached high school, I finally found my confidence. It was hiding in drugs and alcohol. I barely graduated high school because of my addictions and more importantly, my need to be “cool”. By the time I got to the end of my freshman year of college, I became heavily addicted to cocaine. The next few years were the darkest. It’s where I made the worst decisions of my life; choices that I still can’t even speak about today.

A few years later I met someone who I thought was my forever. I completely cleaned up my act, got an awesome job, and started living up to my potential. Unfortunately, after 7 ½ years, it ended and I found myself falling back into some bad habits. I began drinking heavily again and slowly found my way back to my destructive friend cocaine. My life was starting to fall apart again and I couldn’t stop it; I didn’t even know where to start. This time the difference was I lived almost 3 hours away from all my friends and family so I had no one to answer to and no one to stop me. This led me down a road of deep depression, a depression that I hid very well because I learned how to do that earlier in life. By this point, I felt that there was nothing else for me. All the dreams I had when I was growing up about who I was going to be were destroyed. This was it.

August 25th, 2015. The day started out like every other day before it. I battled with the snooze button four or five times before finally surrendering to its painful reminder that my day had to start. Unwillingly, I dragged myself out of bed and into the shower agonizing over every thought that popped into my head.

I was miserable. There wasn’t one good thing going for me. I hated the way I looked, the way I felt, my job, where I lived, my family situation, the lack of personal relationships; so on and so on…

As I continued the exhausting effort of getting ready for work, I couldn’t stop the tears from rolling down my face. I felt alone and useless. What was I doing with my life? Did I even have a life? Do I even have a purpose? What’s my reason for living? At that moment, the words just came out…”Why am I here?”

I plopped myself down on the couch seriously contemplating whether I was going to go to work or just give up altogether. As I sat there, with my phone in hand, tears streaming down my face, I thought to myself, “This is it. What else can I do?”

At that moment, I caught a glimpse of my phone. For a reason I’m still unclear about today, I effortlessly went right to Instagram and started scrolling through. After a few seconds, I came across a post about a challenge. I’ve seen these posts before but never paid attention to them, but for some reason, this one stopped me. My mind was racing but when it finally stopped, the only thought left was signing up for this challenge. Something inside told me I had to do this. So with little hesitation, I signed up and paid the entry costs. Not knowing this until a few months after, but the moment I hit submit was the moment I gained my life back.

Throughout the challenge, the support I received from Michael Morelli, his team, and the community he brought together, helped me through the initial challenges of starting any change to your desired lifestyle. It offered me a tremendous amount of information and I was like a sponge soaking it up. I immediately saw and felt a tremendous shift come over me. I completed the first challenge but knew something wasn’t quite right. In January, I had the opportunity to meet Michael and the Morellifit team. On that trip is when I realized my mindset was still a work in progress.

I committed to myself that for the next challenge, no one was going to work harder than I worked; in and out of the gym. I took advantage of the coaching calls being offered during the second challenge. Best decision. No matter where you are in life, having someone to push you and help hold you accountable is priceless. I also started to read everything and anything I could get my hands on. I was giving advice and tips to friends and coworkers who asked for it. After a couple of weeks, I started to look in the mirror and smile at the person staring back at me.

In fact, I woke up every day with a smile on my face. I was looking great and feeling great. The best part was that everything else in my life started to improve. I loved my job again, relationships in my life were improving, and everything else was moving in a positive direction.

After being selected as the female winner of the 2nd 100K Challenge, helping my boss get to a weight he hadn’t been most of his adult life, and seeing all the positive results from everyone who reached out to me for help, I realized that what made me most happy and fulfilled in life was being able to help people find happiness within themselves. This led me to sign up for MFitU so I could learn as much as I could from Michael on how to reach and help as many people as I could. After going through everything I went through in my life and being able to accomplish what I’ve accomplished, I know everyone has the potential to earn and achieve whatever they desire; they just need a little push and a little direction. That’s where I come in. I want to inspire confidence in people so they can reach their true potential. If I can do it, so can you.

-Rosanne Rocca

 


Rosanne was able to achieve the results she did and improve her life through the support she received by being a part of one of our life changing challenges, just like our last Summer Shred FAST Challenge. Rosanne is proof that hard work, dedication, and the right support system can not only completely transform your body, but your life for the better.

Unfortunately, our Summer Shred FAST Challenge has closed, but you can still participate in upcoming challenges.

If you want to have results and change your life, just like Rosanne, be sure to join our list so you can know when our next challenge is taking place. Not only will you change your life and look and feel better, but you have the chance at winning real cash and prizes! 

You can follow Rosanne on IG @rorocfit

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