Began for aesthetics in 2009. Did my first INBA natural bikini competition in June 2011 where I received 2nd place. I then had a baby in October 2012, and had to get back in shape! Started working out again February 15, 2013. I did my first Figure competition on March 22, 2014 and received 1st in my Figure Novice A class.
Why I Love it
I REALLY RIDICULOUSLY LOVE WORKING OUT! It's a healthy addiction :)
I initially started working out as I dealt heavily from ages 14 - 28 with varying degrees of depression and anxiety, among other things that surfaced. At first I used the typical trifecta of counselor, psychiatrist and pharmacy. After years... I chose to seek alternative health therapies in order to combat the severity, because medications were not fixing the issue, but masking it and also, with the side effects, making it a true, living HELL. Two months after a severe episode which resulted in an ER visit, I decided to do something different.
I started light workouts just to get my body moving, and gradually started researching more about bodybuilding. I was always trim and petite, but wanted to start shaping my body. Gradually my desire, intensity, and goals increased.
Once I implemented a healthy, whole foods diet and eliminated sugar, processed foods and most dairy, and stopped drinking large amounts of energy drinks, and worked out daily, my body chemistry slowly but surely changed, and I will forever feel passionate about fitness and health, because of the joy and peace I feel.
I LOVE seeing changes, and there is a constant and insatiable desire to progress. I still have far to go, but I am grateful for what I have learned so far in my journey, and I will not accept excuses, but move upward and onward towards my goals. I will become stronger. I will not stop. I will be my best.