At the beginning of 2016 Lexi was 25, 485lbs and fed up of feeling like a prisoner in her own body. She knew that if she didn’t get her health in order she may not see her 30th birthday. She set herself a new years resolution to lose weight with no personal trainer, no personalized meal plans or plans for surgery. Two years later and Lexi has lost over 312lbs through healthy eating, exercise and a motivation to reach her goals!
She documented the whole process through her Instagram @fatgirlfedup and knew that through social media she had the opportunity to not only keep herself motivated but also to inspire hundreds of other people and soon enough Lexi had almost 700k followers! Lexi turned to Teespring to help her unite her community together with her own line of #fedup merchandise.
“I had purchased Teespring shirts in the past and was looking for a way to sell tshirts to my audience on instagram. I wasn’t sure how many people would be interested and knew it would be a quick convenient way to get plus size options without having to take too much time from my schedule.”
With sizing options up to 5XL Lexi knew that Teespring would be able to help motivate others through their weight loss journeys while using her own designs to make sure they looked stylish and confident while doing so!
“Most of my designs are to motivate others, each design has a meaning to me in my weight loss journey”
Over the course of just three weeks Lexi had sold over 1000 items to people all over the world, and the number is still rising!
“I just wanted to make clothing to motivate people to live their best life no matter what size. I didn’t expect any success from it but to be able to make others feel like they can express themselves through clothing is a success to me”
Lexi has inspired thousands of people around the world
So what’s next for Lexi?
“I plan to help motivate others through clothing, write a book about my weight loss journey, and just keep showing others with hard work we are all capable of changing our lives! At the end of the day the world needs more positive vibes and if that can be through clothing we may even be able to change the world!”
We feel you Lexi! You go girl!
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