Imagine giving birth to a beautiful baby girl and then, mere months later, you discover texts on your husband’s phone that not only reveal that he was cheating on you but that he and his mistress were teasing you about your weight.
some normal people would feel like taking their kids and burning the house down, but Betsy Ayala took a different route — and is actually thankful the whole thing happened.
Ayala, who lives in Houston, Texas, gave birth to her daughter, Isabella, in 2013 and at the time weighed 265 pounds.
She had been trying to get into shape when she discovered the cruel messages on her now ex-husband’s phone.
“I started in September and was doing okay until two days after Christmas when I found out my husband was cheating on me with a co-worker,” Ayala told Honey.
“I had been with him since I was 17 and pretty much devoted my life to our relationship and him.”
“I was devastated. I found out through some messages I read on his Facebook where they were calling me a cow and fat and just trashing me and my whole world fell apart,” Ayala added.
The 34-year-old mom was heartbroken.
“I didn’t know what to do with myself at the time.
I was still over 220 pound with a 6-month-old and everything that I had worked for had just vanished,” she said.
But Ayala wasn’t going to be defeated that easily. She started small, cutting out sugary snacks and working out with her sister and doing Zumba, channelling the breakup into her gym sessions.