I have always loved the feeling of accomplishment I get from working out. Prior to high school physical activities was a huge weakness of mine. I was the inactive girl who always sat on the bench. I had a huge fear of playing any sports because I knew that I was terrible at it and the fear of failure discouraged me from partaking in sports.
Everything changed once I entered high school. During freshman year, my friend wanted me to join the tennis team with her and I just decided to attend for support for my friend. In this team, I was able to learn techniques and have enough practice to build myself up. I was amazed at how I was able to do something that I was deathly afraid of and it got me hooked.
Since the tennis team was only active in the spring, I decided to join the golf team. In the golf team, I was able to gain more confidence in myself and my abilities which then lead me to join the Co-Ed Wrestling team - YES the Wrestling Team.
I’ve became obsessed with this sport that I decided to attend every practice (six times a week). After high school, there weren’t many sport teams in my college so I decided to get into weight lifting. I started off small, I would go to the gym a few times per week, but soon after I became a huge gym rat. I practically lived in the gym and spent more time in there than most people. Some of my friends who were interested in working out would come to me for advice. Of course, I had to put in my own research. Despite the advice I found online and from fellow gym addicts, there is a lot of misinformation out there and it was difficult to discern whether the vast advice I’ve come across is factual.
The desire for knowledge in the fitness world pushed me to want to become a personal trainer. I am now a certified NASM personal trainer and one of my goals is to help my clients achieve their goals and while improving myself every day.
Change doesn’t come in nickels and dimes it comes in dedication and sweat.