This is me, in a nutshell…
For 8 years I was involved in a physical and very emotionally abusive relationship, ultimately, fitness was my way out.
My son was almost 6 years old and I couldn’t continue to allow him to see the abuse his father would impose on me while simultaneously, mentally abusing him. I was weak, I was scared, and in pain. I am not sure what happened to me, but one day, I just had enough.So I planned my escape, got out and succeeded. I tried leaving many times before but all my previous attempts ultimately failed. This time I felt different, I was determined and I was not afraid anymore, I was angry. I thought nothing could be worse than the hell we were living. I was finally able to leave him for good this time. I struggled… some nights we had nowhere to sleep and not much to eat. I kept telling myself “you have to make it” There is no other option. I had some tough times as a teen. I struggled with bulimia and hung out with a not so good circle of friends, to say the least. Back then sports and family had saved me, but now I was alone and a mother I “had” to take care of my son. I was also dealing with the loss of my mother who had suddenly passed away. Needless to say I was in a very dark place.
Fast forward, long story short.. By the grace of God I stayed strong and focused on how to survive. I found some work and joined a gym. I’d go everyday, sometimes twice a day. I was running, then lifting weights. I felt happier, stronger, a bit more confident and most important, I felt alive. I continued to do more and learn more about fitness. I even entered a few competitions. The mental strength I gained was huge. I felt so passionate about what I was doing like I had a purpose and I could help others. I wanted to be a personal trainer… not just a trainer, but mentor. I could help other people overcome challenges in fitness and in life.
By working through obstacles and taking control of my life my future became brighter. I gained strength and developed faith and confidence. I gained knowledge and perseverance and believe it is anything is possible if you genuinely want change.
My vibrant and optimistic personality allow me to connect with people of all walks. I wish to positively impact peoples lives with the help of health and fitness. I hope to inspire others in many ways not just through fitness