OUR CREATIVE DIRECTOR "TOMI ROTIMI" PUBLISHES HER FIRST BEST SELLING BOOK
FAT TRANSFER FROM WAISTLINE TO BOTTOM LINE
I don’t know what it was about turning 39 that felt like a wake-up call. My life wasn’t bad; I had a great spouse and two beautiful children, but my relationship with myself made me question if all that was enough. Being an entrepreneur is quite possibly one of the most difficult and yet one of the most rewarding things I had done with my life. I started a fashion label at 25, I called it Xclamations by Tomi Rotimi, and 14 years later, I could see that those years of stress and hard work had taken their toll on my body and health. At 39, everything was going crazy, my precious business was at the brink of bankruptcy, and the person I saw in the mirror looked old, tired, and overweight.
That was it. That was when the penny dropped. Determined not to go into the next decade of my life despondent, I made a desperate decision and set two new goals. The first was for my body; to go down two dress sizes and lose fifteen kilos before my 40th birthday. In one year, I would attempt to turn back the clock and regain my health, self-esteem, and figure. The next was for Xclamations. This one was simple; to survive an economic recession. The success I had achieved in the last decade meant I had experience building a profitable business but sustaining my business in an economic downturn was posing a different kind of challenge.
It’s been five long years since I made that decision. Now at 44, I am undeniably stronger, leaner, and healthier than I was at 39. I did achieve both goals. By applying the insights and lessons from my weight loss journey to my business, I survived the recession and learned many lessons along the way.
In this book, I will walk you through my life-changing journey in fitness and business. I hope that these lessons will inspire you to develop healthy habits that will help you shrink your waistline, grow your bottom line, and become fit and fulfilled in more ways than one.