Body image issues plagued my youth and I had ALWAYS been the "fat girl." My largest weight was at the age of 17, when I tipped the scales at 215. But fitness and nutrition was always something of intense fascination to me. Literally, one day after years of yo-yoing and then complacency, I was searching for fitness articles and kept coming across bodybuilding.com. I started browsing BodySpace profiles and was amazed to see how so many people had transformed and that muscle on a woman was surprisingly sexy! I felt an intense shift in my mind of wanting to maximize my body's potential - to do what so many others are afraid to do. I still remember the exact feeling of twisted excitement I had knowing that this would be the last time I'd ever "start over" with my fitness. That day, I took my official before pictures, printed dozens of articles from bodybuilding.com, marched into Bally's to sign up and went grocery shopping. A few people called me obsessed for a while thereafter. Today, those same people call me inspiring and want to know how I'm doing it. But the only one who will do it for you - is YOU. And really, there are no excuses. I'm doing this for me, and I feel SO amazing.
Why I Love it
Training ignites my passion for life and sparks a razor sharp focus not easy for me to find elsewhere. Ultimately, you are competing against yourself which tests the very limits of your strength and sanity, but 'the journey to the soul begins with the body.' I've found my soul and have found a relationship with God through Bodybuilding.