Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop

Since I started my fitness journey about 4 years ago, it’s been nothing short of a roller coaster! I’ve tried almost every diet, a variety of workouts & cardio regimens, and saw my weight fluctuate the most. As a fitness competitor and sponsored athlete, there’s an image to maintain and it’s definitely a difficult one to uphold sometimes. My past has proven that drastic measures/extreme diets and an unbalanced lifestyle only ended up hurting me in the long-run. Not only does it affect your physical health, but your mental health as well. At one point, I was never satisfied with my appearance and disappointed in any progress I made because I felt it was never good enough. I was striving towards a goal that was unrealistic. Down the road, I learned to love my body and accept my flaws (like my huge calves!). As a petite girl (I’m 5’0″), it seemed like any weight I put on was noticeable. I thought I had to be tiny and skinny, but I learned to accept that my body just isn’t meant to be that. I like muscle and I like curves. During my off-season since my last show in July, I’ve let loose and…well, lived! No diet, no cardio, and even a small break from the gym and lifting. I’ve put on some weight and you know what? That’s okay…

Continue reading