It all began with the determination to make a change in my life. I was 14 years old when I picked up a weight and went in full speed. I didn't look at adversity as a growing experience and I was too content with myself. I fell in love with the progress I'd see in the mirror from staying consistent from weeks on end. I loved the way I felt after a workout and never regretted one single session. I spent my sophomore year of high school training in my butt cold crammed garage "make shift gym" as a choice. It has been my escape, my go-to on a good day or a bad day, my therapy. Find your passion that gets you excited to wake up at 5 am to do, that makes you hungry to work harder, and that makes you especially happy.