Transformation Tuesday: Steph's Story

Cabana Life Stylish Sun Protective Clothing UV 50+

The essence of Cabana Life is more than just fashion that makes you feel your best; it’s about transforming lives. Our mission is to really help you live. When we find out that we have helped someone experience the ultimate metamorphosis, we’re thrilled.

Listen to what one of our customer Stephanie courageously revealed to us about her determination, her strength and her heart:

“Holy crap, I can't believe I'm posting this. I may be having a mini panic attack over here, but it's all a part of my growth, I guess...so, here goes!

This is the second time I've put a bathing suit on in almost 7 years (the first time was to go in a hot tub with my hubby for our anniversary in Sept). I swore I would never go into the sun again when I was diagnosed with malignant melanoma 7 years ago. I just couldn't bring myself to do it because the anxiety has been too intense! I honestly feel like part of all my weight gain was to protect myself from ever having to face that fear. Cause as silly and ridiculous as it sounds, if I was heavy, I would never even dare to think about getting into a bathing suit.

Well, now with Neal and I going on this cruise with Beachbody in a MONTH, I had to buckle down and face my fears. I started out very modest and purchased a UPF 50 one piece from Cabana Life and just got it in the mail today. So, of course I had to try it on and well, here it is!

My journey has been so much more than losing 90+ pounds. It's been about becoming stronger emotionally, facing so many of my fears and doubts, and giving myself a second chance at life. I may NEVER be a swimsuit model, but dammit if I'm not going to wear this suit with a smile! ‪#‎DreamFIT‬‬ ‪#‎transformationtuesday‬‬ ‪#‎justbreathe‬‬ ‪#‎melanomasurvivor‬‬”

The inspiration is overwhelming. While we’re overjoyed that a swimsuit could spur such a transformation, we know that the real awakening came from the fearlessness that was there all along. YOU GO GIRL!!!

Suit pictured above: http://www.cabanalife.com/women/one-piece-swimsuits/navy-1-piece.html

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