I started down in the dumps, insecure with little knowledge and less application of that knowledge. I moved to Idaho with about $600 on hand, paid first months rent and the rest went to a gym membership and 4 personal training sessions. I have definitely had struggles along the way but my life has improved in ways I never dreamed possible!
Why I Love it
I find that when I am eating to fuel my body, my mind is also functioning at its best. I love how much this lifestyle has encouraged me to pursue further education into nutrition and athletics. What it really comes down to is the strength that can be translated from a weight room to real life. When you see yourself break physical barriers, hit goals that you never dreamed possible, it opens your eyes to so many more of life's possibilities.
Living a fit, healthy lifestyle not only helps me to look better, but to feel better. I am more confident, more willing to take risks and get outside of my comfort zone. This has presented so many more opportunities than before; living with my eyes to the ground, following the "rules" and allowing other people to define who I was. I never stop striving for progression, but will always enjoy the journey. So many people get caught up on the idea that they will be happy when they reach a goal or status in life. What I have learned is that there will always be another destination around the corner; a new goal or another checkpoint to reach. In life, most important part is to be proud of where you are while always moving forward. This is why I love fitness; it has transformed my entire perspective on life and on myself.