Member's Inspiring Story - Sumayyah Usman
Move to Jakarta Only to Achieve Her Fitness Goals
Name: Sumayyah Usman
Club: Fitness First Platinum Grand Indonesia
Before: 124 kg
After: 76.8 kg
Weight loss: 47.2 kg
Sumayyah Usman, the winner for New You Outstanding Achievement Award 2019 for Overall Category, successfully went from 124 kg to 76.8 kg or lose 47.2 kg in one year. Her powerful motivation comes from her personal experience of getting bullied for the most part of her life due to her weight.
For many years, Sumayyah was subjected to extreme fat-shaming towards her weight not just from friends but also from surrounding neighbors. She has been despised, ridiculed and prejudiced so much, she became insecure and has to quit school.
The constant abuse made her depressed and caused her to develop serious health issues. She began to suffer from breathing difficulties, swollen tonsils, and multiple boils on her stomach area and anxiety issues. These bad experience also cause her to have irregular menstruation that at one point was stopped for a year.
At 18-year-old Sumayyah decided to take charge of her life by setting big goals. While most people move to Jakarta for academic and professional goals, Sumayyah travelled alone from her hometown of Maluku Island to the capital city only to join Fitness First in pursuit of the biggest weight loss of her life.
Let's see Sumayyah's before (top) and after (bottom) photos. She managed to lose 47.2 kg in a year.
With her new look, Sumayyah found her happier sense of self. She looks fitter, healthier and more confident in interacting with others. “Every minute of my journey is a challenge, but now I can tell you they are all worth fighting for”, said the energized Sumayyah as she plans to go back to school with newfound strength.