I have been into fitness my whole life.
Both my parents have always been into fitness. My dad was a bodybuilder and I always looked up to him and his dedication.
I have always dreamt about entering a bikini competition but seriously thought I could never do it.
I have not always been into dieting. I grew up a chunky kid and must say I am still truly traumatized by the bullying I received in elementary school.
When I started middle and high school I started to thin out and got more into fitness. I exercised all the time but ate whatever I wanted.
When I got to college I continued to exercise but again, I ate (and drank) whatever the heck I wanted. I started to see the negative changes in my body and
wanted to find a healthier lifestyle but I really had no idea how.
It has been two years since I graduated from college and I knew it was time to take this leap and join the Bikini and Physique Competition Team at The Fitness Asylum.
I joined the team and had the amazing Bonnie Lefrak as my coach. I learned more about my body and relationship with food than I ever thought I could.
I am so thankful for this journey and it has completely changed the way I eat as well as exercise.
Although I didn’t get to hit the stage this season I will never look back and I will for sure be competing in the future.
Thank you to Bonnie for helping me stay on track and motivating me through the entire prep which happened to include a worldwide pandemic.
Thank you to my mom, my sister, my boyfriend, and my brother-in-law for dealing with my ever-changing emotions and sticking by my side throughout the past 21 weeks.
Thank you to my dad as well, who is unfortunately no longer with us but I know he is looking down smiling and beyond proud of my progress.