Having been bullied throughout her life, transgender Kayla is desperate for gender reassignment surgery in order to fully to live her life as the woman she’s always dreamt of being. Sadly, she believes this is the only way she will finally find happiness.
After being approached to take part in TV show Too Fat To Transition, Kayla was tasked with losing a dramatic amount of weight in a short space of time in order to be fit and healthy enough for her surgery.
For self-confessed junk food addict Kayla, this was never going to be an easy ride.
Luckily, the show enlisted the help of personal trainer Mike who was on hand to train, guide and support Kayla every step of the way to ensure she reached her goal.
Sadly though, the relationship wasn’t without its hiccups.
After Kayla started to lose motivation, Mike organised a glow-in-the-dark work out as he thought she might be more inspired to exercise as part of a group.
But after Kayla sneaked off during the workout to drink soda instead of water, Mike became frustrated and threw the bottle away.
Offended by Mike’s actions, Kayla regressed further and refused to step foot in the gym at all.
After finally being tracked down at a fast food outlet by one of the show’s producers, it became clear that Kayla was struggling with the emotional, as well as the physical side of the process.
She explained, ‘Mike has lost faith in me and I don’t want to go back in there. I don’t want to face him.’
‘He’s done so much for me. He’s given me back part of my life that I didn’t even know was missing and there’s no way that I could ever repay him for that. I must hold a lot of guilt over it.’
‘His opinion of me is so important to me and that’s part of the problem. I’ve given him too much power in my life. And at the end of the day it doesn’t matter how much I feel I’ve let him down, the only person that I truly let down was myself. Maybe that’s where the guilt comes from.’
‘He’s done so much to help me and improve me but I need to do the rest on my own.’
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