Fitmark Ambassador Maggie Corso encourages you to believe in yourself and focus on your own goals
When I first started my fitness journey, my fitness goals did not resonate with those closest to me. So much so that not only did I feel a great deal of stress over claiming my gym time but also around the lifestyle that I was submitting to in order to achieve my goals. Of course, those who stood in opposition had good reason for their thoughts and advice, etc. They were concerned for me. They loved and cared for me. They worried that I wanted the unreasonable, the unattainable and would suffer somehow because of it…. my stubbornness allowed me to persevere and one year later, I entered and won my first figure competition and figure pro card. Since that time, I’ve competed in several more shows. Currently, I compete at a national level with the NPC.
What I find that is most important in my story is not that I won some competitions but that I followed my own course, my own dreams, my own goals, despite what I was being told. You see the back story here is that I when I started my fitness career I was 41 years old, a mother of 2 young children, employed full time and badly out of shape. The time and efforts that were necessary to achieve my goals had to be planned, balanced and as much a part of daily life as getting out of bed each day. If you want something, you have to apply yourself and just make it happen. I could have easily allowed all the nay sayers to negatively impact my decisions. I didn’t however. I believed in myself and now at 43, soon to be 44, I’m in the best shape of my life and doing what I love. I’ve discovered who is true in my life and have new appreciation for all of my relationships.
The takeaway here is that there are no restrictions to what you can achieve. You are only restricted by you believe you can achieve.
Take your goals into your own hands and make them happen. Trust that life will rise up to meet you! Because when you believe in yourself, others will believe too!
Fitmark Ambassador 2013
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