I’m usually a very private person but I felt the need to share a piece of my journey in the hopes that it encourages someone who is struggling with self doubt. All my life I have wanted to know what it is to feel physically strong. Being diagnosed as a chronic asthmatic at age 2, having to fight for the very breath that comes naturally to others, living in hospitals for most of my early childhood and coming close to death over and over does something to you mentally. It can break you or build you. But with God I chose to fight!!! I developed a very negative relationship with food to gain a sense of control over my life through starvation. Again with God, I decided to commit myself to getting strong and healthy the right way and became a runner. Running is great and is really a form of therapy for me but then I found crossfit. That is when my healthy lifestyle game really started to change. I’m doing things physically now I’d never dreamt I could do. I now know what it feels like to feel physically strong because I am stronger. I'm not only stronger physically, I'm stronger now in every way than I have ever been in my life. Never let anyone label you and tell you you can’t do something. Eliminate negative influences and surround yourself with positive influences, people who encourage and push you to be the best person God has created you to be. The only competition I have is myself and becoming a better version of myself everyday. Thank you coach @jah_lyon
for not giving up on your passion and creating this safe place. Coach @stev_nu
, thank you for looking beyond what you saw that first day and for being patient with me, for working with me and for not giving up on me. Thank you for changing my life one WOD at a time. A year later and 42lbs lighter with my first Open finished.. this is only just the beginning for me.
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