“To be nobody but yourself in a world that’s doing its best to make you somebody else, is to fight the hardest battle you are ever going to fight. Never stop fighting.” ee cummings
On January 10, 2010, my husband and I began a lifestyle make-over. The specific goals were to lose weight and get into better physical shape; however, it is my desire to take this make-over a step further, to become the person who I was created to be. Losing a few pounds is a step in the right direction, but there is more to who I am than a number on a scale. Sometimes, most of the time, I feel lost and uncertain of who I truly am. I am a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a co-worker, and the list of titles goes on. I am all those things and yet more. There is more to me than what I project on a daily basis. It is time to put down the masks, lay down my defensive weapons, and step out of the shadows. It is time to be me!
I stepped out of my comfort zone in September of 2013 by working out with a personal trainer three times a week. The gym soon became one of my happy places. My trainer took my transformation a step further by getting me hooked on powerlifting! I set National records for my age/weight group at my first competition in July 2014, and I am looking forward to getting stronger every time I compete.
I am not the same person who started this blog, but I definitely like who I am becoming!
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