The Story I Was Afraid to Share...Do you know why I got into fitness & personal training? I'll give you a very private look into why....
I was the chubby kid that people made fun of. I didn't have many friends, and I lacked any sort of confidence, even though many people would see it differently. I was great at pretending that I didn't care what people thought of me when they teased me, but I was dying a little bit inside with every word.
Always the "pleaser" to try to "fit in" to try to get people to like me, which only seemed to leave me hurt & broken. Even my mother, who I love, was hard on me as I grew up, telling me I was fat, ugly, stupid and never good enough, so I never felt that I was "good enough" for most of my life. I was always looking for acceptance, looking outwardly for fulfillment, but it never came. I tried to find love in all the wrong ways, looking for ways to make me feel like I was worthy, but it never came.
But as I developed my love for health & fitness, it was my release, it was my salvation, it was my freedom from those feelings, and it made me stronger physically, emotionally, and mentally. I realized I shouldn't look outwards, but I should look inwards and see WHY I felt the way I did about myself.
When I started to train at the gym I didn't look to anyone else for acceptance; I was competing against myself when I worked out. As I started to gain strength with my body, I started to gain strength with my mind. I realized it was something that no one could take away from me, that this was for me. You see, I was always giving to so many others, I was running on empty most of the time, and this was my way to refuel me.
Becoming healthy and making fitness a lifestyle, made me more independent, gave me more confidence, more self-worth, a more healthier body image. But the most important lesson it taught me was to bring balance into my life & to realize I was good enough the whole time.
I WANT THAT FOR YOU TOO...
I want YOU to feel self-confident. I want YOU to feel you healthy & strong. I want YOU to be a healthy role model for your family. I want YOU to know YOU ARE GOOD ENOUGH. I want YOU to have a healthy body image. You CAN be in amazing shape. You CAN feel like you're WORTH it. You CAN gain your independence. I want YOU to know it's within YOU this whole time; you just have to unlock that door & I want to help you get there.
Start your journey with me....Click here
From my heart out to the world,
This song has always made me think of my journey & I thought I'd share....