Carlee Acevedo Fuller

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“I quit my medication cold turkey. I made a decision that I would use training to beat depression.”

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Carlee is an Olympic weight-lifter, a mother of two, the owner of a gym, and an amazing CrossFit Athlete.

Last night, she posted on instagram showing a photo of the max doses of Prozac, anxiety pills, and serequil that doctors prescribed her for 7 years to cope, and another photo with a quote from Henry Rollins of how lifting is her new medicine.

“Here I am, many years later going strong. Am I perfect? No. If I feel depressed I get up and go train. If I have anxiety, I do the same. I save these plethora of pills to remind me how far I have come.

“Pills made me lose ‘feeling.’ Now I have my eyes open. I missed a lot in those years…Never again.”

Transformation Tuesday. Depression and anxiety consumed my life for a solid 7 years. On the left was a small glimpse of medication doctors had me on. Maximum doses of Prozac, along with a ton of emergency anxiety pills and serequil which was prescribed for sleeping. Wow, if you look that up, that is some intense medication. On the right is my new belief. I quit my medication cold turkey. I made a decision that I would use training to beat depression. Here I am, many years later going strong. Am I perfect? No. If if feel depressed I get up and go train. If I have anxiety, I do the same. I save these plethora of pills to remind me how far I have come. Pills made me lose "feeling". I now have feelings and live with my eyes open. I missed a lot in those years…. Never again. #transformationtuesday #live #inspire #dreamreality #beatdepression #fighter #proud #weallhaveastory #likeagirl

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