I think I spent more time upside down than right side up as a kid. My mom bought me a trampoline after I got a concussion from jumping on my bed and hitting my head. The neighbors called the fire department when I climb the street light pole, only to slide down with no worries. Maybe it was the time I jumped off the neighbors roof thinking I could fly that lead me to pursue gymnastics. Anyway, mom enrolled me in dance and gymnastics to channel my energy in a more positive way. Lol.
I feel in love with gymnastics, dance, and physical activity. It was movement for my soul. It allowed me to express myself in a unique way and helped define who I am today. I spent my childhood, teen years and part of college training. Training for the Olympics I thought, when in fact it was training for life. I have so many incredible memories from gymnastics and then I have some struggles the sport left me with.
One of those was a poor body image and that feeling that I was never enough. You may wonder how you go from being a super fit athlete to out of shape, and overweight and lack self confidence. It happens. Just like many of us life takes over and we forget to take care of ourselves, fuel our bodies well and we just wake up in a body we don't recognize.
I woke up one day and decided I was sick and tired of struggling with my weight, body image and being out of shape. Exhausted from worrying about what other people thought about my looks or my weight or letting the numbers on the scale determine my self worth, I decided to change.
I never wanted to feel that way again. My journey began...