I met my girl Curly Roxx at Blogfest, which happens to be one of the best blogger/fitness parties ever. She has an energy that is contagious. She stands up for what she believes in, knows what she wants and keeps it real while going after it. It’s been great to see her bloom over these past couple of years and do her thing!
Here’s her story……
My fitness journey started on Jun 28, 2013, out of a strong desire to make myself a priority. I had just turned 38 years old the day before, and I was overweight with borderline high cholesterol. As a birthday present to myself, I decided to commit to doing some type of physical activity everyday for one year.
Initially I had no concrete plan, but knew I needed to focus on taking care of me. After about two months on my fitness journey, a friend told me about fitness expert Shaun T’s T25 program. I was very apprehensive about trying T25, as I had failed completing his insanity program, however I decided to give it a try. This program was literally my defining moment. Being able to exercise with the modifier helped me to remain motivated. I also drew inspiration from Shaun T when he said, “Focus…I got you…Don’t quit…FOCUS..” I literally felt as though he was speaking directly to me.
In the almost four years since starting my fitness journey, I have come a long way. I went from needing the assistance of my daughter in order to complete an exercise, to working out consecutively for 2 straight years, running half marathons, and becoming a personal trainer. To those seeking motivation on how to start their own fitness journey, my message is simple:
“It’s a journey, not a race. You have to tell yourself every day, I matter enough to make myself a priority..”
I will be 42 years old in June, and I can say, I am in the best shape of my life. I am beyond grateful for this journey and learning the importance of making myself a priority. My goal now is to inspire other women to commit to their own fitness journey.