I currently work in Finance at a large beverage company. I'm currently pursuing my accounting designation with hopes of an MBA right after.
I had been way overweight for the majority of my life. I decided to turn that around and worked hard to lose weight (a little more to go). What came out of it, other than weight loss, was the belief that anything is possible. Mind over matter. If you want something in life, just reach out and grab it (though, hard work required).
Take a look at my pic for a before and after.