As I have mentioned on my dash board, I decided to join the bodybuilding community after stepping on the scale on 9/11/2011. I knew that I was really out of shape and was feeling awful. My confidence and motivation were at an all time low! I was struggling in all aspects and life! I knew that change needed to happen and it started with my own health! I made a pledge to myself that day that I would take back control of my life and my health and pledged that I would lose 34.4 lbs in the next year (343 is the number of firefighters who died on 9/11).
It was going to take a lot of work, dedication and most importantly; it would take consistency! I was going through some personal struggles and loses in my life and turned to the gym as not only a way to get healthy but as a coping tool. I started reading articles on workout plans, nutrition and supplements. Started to educate myself on current trends and what worked.
As of today I have lost 32 lbs and couldn't be happier with all the work that I have put in! I am so close to my goal of 34.3 I can just taste it! Funny thing is though, I want more! I know that I have more fight and dedication in me! I want to keep pushing and see how far I can take this transformation of mine! I now have decided to set a new "long term goal" of losing 40 lbs! I am more determined and focused than ever!
I feel more alive, more energy and most importantly more confidence than ever! This has been a great journey but feel that this is only the beggining. I refuse to become complacent or take anything for granted anymore!