I can’t tell you how fortunate I feel about my journey in the fitness world. I have been very blessed by so many amazing people and can’t count the number of helpful pointers I have been given along the way. Don’t get me wrong, there are people out there that are miserable and only want to bring people down, but if you look beyond those people and focus on the positive one’s surrounding you, you can get so much further.
I started my true fitness journey about 4 years ago and feel very lucky to have crossed the paths of the one’s who have helped me along the way. I recall going through many of trainers at the gym until I met one, who then also made a different career choice to leave. He introduced me to his girlfriend who I constantly bugged to please train me only to be told “no “multiple times. After about 6 months to a year I finally broke her down and she agreed to let me workout with her and a friend and since that moment it has been life changing.
She didn’t charge me but allowed me to workout with them and taught me how to properly lift as I was very wet behind the ears. I knew she had trained figure girls and from that point I told her I want to do that too. She then agreed to take me on as a client and she helped me find my way. She made sure I understood everything she had me do from lifts to nutrition as I really had no clue. She helped me become more confident and believe in myself and taught me more than I thought was possible.
From there she brought me to a gym that could give me what I needed, set me up with a wonderful suit lady, who I might add also has been amazing along the way with beautiful suits and amazing pointers and advice. I also picked up another trainer that did a different type of which only helped in areas where I lacked and continue to help me grow with my confidence. And now almost 4 years later I have 12 shows under my belt and a couple first places and almost every show, well all but one I have hit the top 5.
So now with that being said, I have since chosen to pay it forward, I help anyone who asks and anyone who is willing to take the time to help themselves. I will help them with changes in their diet large or small knowing not everyone wants to get up on stage. I love helping people lift in the gym or give them ideas or simply just encourage them through their workouts as I know I have had plenty of tough ones myself. I love the people I have met since changing my life and plan helping as many people as I can along the way as I continue my journey and hopefully achieve that pro-card I have been working so hard for. I am currently helping my amazing boyfriend as he now is also getting into the bodybuilding world and I have hopes the two of us can make a true difference in many peoples lives.
Fitmark Ambassador 2013