4th Place - 2017 Natural Steel City Championships
Standing here today is overcoming a fear. Not because I am standing on stage and speaking in front of a
group people, but because I am completely exposing myself, body and soul. Six months ago I would
have never worn shorts in public, let alone shown pictures of myself in a bikini. I was embarrassed and
ashamed, but did nothing about it. I covered my body and made excuses for myself. I was “healthy” so
it didn’t matter that my body was made up of more fat than muscle.
Deep down I knew being healthy would eventually change. If I didn’t quit making excuses and improve
my health, I didn’t know where I would be in five years. I decide to participate in this challenge to give
myself a goal and push myself.
Completing this transformation has not only changed my physical appearance, but more importantly
changed my attitude. I am still a work in progress and my transformation is still ongoing, but I feel as if I
have accomplished the hardest part – changing my way of thinking. It is only your mind that tells you
are not strong enough or good enough. I now understand once you conquer your mind, the rest will
I am not saying any part of this is easy. There will be good days and bad days, but it is what you do after
that matters. I am proud of what I have accomplished so far and excited for what my future holds.