This Inspiring Young Woman Used Aerial Arts To Recover From An Eating Disorder

At her lowest weight in her teens and 20s, anorexia-stricken Kayla Dyches weighed only 90 pounds. And then she discovered circus performance.

In a video for Great Big Story, Dyches takes us through the constant struggles she faced for years. But it wasn't until her eating disorder began affecting her athletic performance that she knew something needed to change.

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Dyches said she would wear baggy clothes to hide her body from others. And when she cooked a pot of noodles, she needed her then-husband to strain them because she simply just didn't have the strength to lift the pot herself.

"It changed my life because I knew that if I wanted to do it, I needed to grow stronger and grow from it," she said in the video.

Dyches said she would wear baggy clothes to hide her body from others. When she cooked a pot of noodles, she needed her then-husband to strain them because she simply just didn't have the strength to lift the pot herself. But circus arts pushed her forward.

"I had fallen in love with aerial so much so that I was willing to put food in my mouth and grow some muscle so I can get in the air and keep up with all my classmates," she said.

Ultimately, her incredible motivation saved her life.

"I'm capable of so much more," she said.

Check out the video to hear her amazing story!