If you ever feel like there's no hope for you anymore, don't listen to your inner demons, because that is never the case. Meet 26-year-old Connor Rensch. She used to weigh 271 pounds, but decided during her freshman year at college that it was time to say goodbye to the fat. She's now an Instagram Fitness star.

First, she had to start with her diet. She cut out all processed food from her diet and followed a regimen which included kickboxing, cardio, and weight lifting. This is her now:

She said this:

‘The biggest change was emotionally – I was my biggest bully. Now I’ve learned to be kind to myself.

… But she admitted: ‘I’m chubby girl stuck in a skinny girl body. I eat healthy 80 percent of the time and whatever I want the rest.

‘I’m the same girl but I am happier and healthier.’

…’When I see photos of me before, they make me feel sad in terms of how I felt.

‘I dealt with depression and emotionally coped with food. But I am also very proud of that girl.

Now at 144 pounds, you wouldn't even believe this is the same person:

If you put your mind to it, you can do it. Believe in yourself, and work towards your goal.