Rebel WIlson Shares Emotional Throwback Picture With an Important Message About Her Health Journey

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Photo credit: REBEL WILSON
Photo credit: REBEL WILSON

Last year Rebel Wilson embarked on what she dubbed her 'Year of Health'. Tasked with overhauling her fitness and nutrition habits, Rebel set herself some pretty huge goals and (as we're pretty sure you already know) absolutely smashed them. From working out with her PT Jono Castano to hiking, walking, resistance training, eating in moderation, listening to motivational podcasts and addressing her mental health, the Aussie actor changed her life and outlook.

Now, today sharing a throwback snap of her before her weight loss and healthy lifestyle journey, Rebel shares how proud she is of herself for staying the course and changing her life. Standing arm in arm with Novak Djokovic, she reveals that following her father's passing, she fell into some unhealthy habits, not giving herself the respect and value she deserves.

'Okay so I know that I normally post flattering photos of myself…but found this old photo in my emails and was like: whoa! I remember this was when I was at my most unhealthiest - being overweight and indulging way too much with junk food. Using food to numb my emotions.

My father had passed away of a heart attack and it was such a sad time. I didn’t think highly of myself and wasn’t valuing myself how I should have.

It’s interesting that I’m still smiling and still trying to be active - this was taken at a charity tennis tournament event (ps @djokernole is such a nice guy) - despite being in so much pain.

I look back now at that girl and am so proud of what she’s become and achieved. And just wanted to send out some encouragement to everyone out there struggling with weight or body issues or emotional eating. I feel you. I know what it’s like. But it’s never too late to start improving yourself and trying to be the best version of YOU possible.

It’s not a race and it’s not a competition - it’s about respecting yourself and doing what’s best for YOU. So if you’re out there and reading this today, I just wanted to say: keep smiling and keep trying to be active! Love you guys 😘'

She's active, thriving and encouraging others to stick at their fitness journeys and we can't praise you more for it, Reb! Keep going!

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