I have always been bigger, but once I hit college, drinking and fast food got the better of me. I gained over 20 pounds– proof of how bad excessive alcohol and fast food can be for your body! During this time, I was also a an athlete playing basketball at the collegiate level. I never realized — or didn’t want to realize– that I had gained so much weight until I saw a picture of myself in my basketball uniform from behind. I had hit 200 pounds and I knew I needed to make a change.
The past 2 years I have been alone in my fitness journey and I have made huge progress! I researched healthy foods and workouts and cut alcohol and fast food out of my diet and lifestyle. This journey has been very hard for me, I was mentally and physically exhausted, and I wasn’t losing weight the right way.
Finally, I started hitting the gym HARD and eating in a way that helped me achieve my goals. My weight didn’t change, but my mind and body did. I fell in love with the process and with the gym. I am motivated from wanting to prove to everyone, and to myself, that I can have the body that I want and that muscles do look good on females! When people tell me I can’t, it makes me that much more motivated to prove that I can!
I have wanted to compete in a show for a while now, and a few months ago I realized I really could do it! I was at a stable point in my life, mentally and physically. I now have a fitness coach who is taking me to my first figure competition in 6 weeks! I have seen a huge improvement and I can’t wait to continue this fit journey, prepping meals, and finally hitting that stage!
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