I have been dealing with a few hurdles lately and I’m trying to stay positive and move forward, I know life isn’t always fair, trust me I have learned this lesson many times over again but for some reason this time it has been a tough one to swallow.
I am a manager for a company which I have worked for, for a number of years and this past year I was told I could take a new position only if I would give up my competing; being told it was bad for the company image. I was devastated because competing is my passion and not being able to get on stage would kill a small part of me inside. So after thinking of my options I agreed since I have competed 12 times in the past 4 years and pretty much have been on a constant diet and thought maybe it would be good for me and my body to get the chance to recover a bit physically and mentally.
I have been working on perfecting some areas that I felt needed improvement and as of lately I have come down with some physical challenges that aren’t allowing me to lift to my potential. I have been up and down and all kinds of upset but I know the only person that can stand in my way is myself. So after a couple of “woe is me” conversations I had with my boyfriend I have decided that none of this will stand in my way. I will take the time I need to recover physically so I am completely healed then I will find a way to get back on to stage.
My moral of this story is try not to get discouraged and never let anyone stand in your way of your passion, you have one life so live it!
Fitmark Ambassador 2014