Tuesday, June 2, 2009
People often ask me how did you get into competing in fitness? Well, it's simple it was a dream of mine since ever since I first saw Fitness America on ESPN back in high school. I was amazed by these beautiful, strong women. But at the time didn't beleive I could ever be strong enough to do anything like that. I loved being on stage, competing in pageants, but for me to be athletic like that, I thought was way out of my reach. I played soccer and basketball, but wasn't a good runner (always the back of the pack) but still I always tried my hardest in practice to be the best I could be at the sports I played. Once I went to college I still had the dream, started to research the sport of fitness a little more and thought that maybe I could one day do something like that. I started to really workout in the gym and felt that I was actually getting some strength. It wasn't until after college though that I realized I couldn't just keep dreaming anymore. I wanted to make this dream a reality, and I was going to do everything in my power to figure out how.
I didn't know if I'd be any good, nor did I know where to start, but thankfully I stumbled upon Cathy Savage (http://www.cathysavagefitness.com/) and my dreams started to seem clearer. My goal was in sight and after meeting with her and her team at the time I made the commitment to step on stage.
Why am I telling you all this, well that was my dream to compete, however I did not know that fitness would be my lifelong PASSION until I actually stepped on stage in April of 2005.
One gift you must continuously protect and cherish is your excitement and passion! Only passions, GREAT PASSIONS, can elevate the soul to GREAT things. NOTHING GREAT in the world has been accomplished without passion and enthusiasm. SO work hard at your dreams and goals. By constantly reminding yourself of your passions, joys, thoughts and feelings torwards your goals you will achieve them.
What is your passion?
Have a fabulous week everyone :)