I've always been athletic and loved sports. At 19, I was blessed with a beautiful baby girl. Though rewarding, it was a huge challenge to be a parent, and turned into the proverbial "skinny fat girl".
Soon I met a wonderful person who taught me the importance of not neglecting myself. He re-introduced me to the gym, and taught me to care about my health. After his passing, working out helped me cope with my grief, and made me feel as if he were still a part of my life.
God blessed me again with another very special person who connected the fitness dots for me--nutrition, training, cardio, supplementation, and the overall pursuit of wellness. He also introduced me to the sport of bodybuilding and ignited a new passion in my life.
Why I Love it
Most people train because there are obvious health benefits, or for reasons of vanity.
I can't stay away from the gym because I feel so energized and euphoric after a workout, especially when there are new techniques to try, and new personal records to set! The effects nutrition and exercise have on my physique never cease to amaze me. I love experimenting with various techniques to evoke subtle differences in my body...lean, soft, hard, curvy, flat, or full. I appreciate all of the various looks and have a lot of fun with them! Bodybuilding is just one of those sports where you don't compete against other people...ultimately, you are competing against yourself, bringing in the best work of art to the stage.
Exercise is also one of those subjects that most people can relate to. I've snuffed out many a conversation at social events describing my love for entomology...however, EVERYONE is always interested in learning the secrets of looking and feeling great!