Today was the first day of my new life. I will admit before going to the gym this morning, I was feeling anxious. At the same time, I was excited because I know this opportunity is going to give me the chance to finally be happy in my own skin. Today we were asked to do different exercises so the trainers could see where we stand. I got out of breathe pretty quickly but I kept moving. Normally this would discourage me but I know this is just the beginning of my journey. I truly believe I will get stronger and more capable in the gym.
My personal goal for this program is to lose around 50 pounds in these 12 weeks. Longterm, I plan on losing over 150 pounds total. My BMI is currently in the morbidly obese category and that is definitley not okay with me. My other goals are to relearn how to eat and make proper nutrition a priority. Most importantly, I want to be an all around healthy person and a carefree 22 year old girl. I am extremely thankful to be chosen for this competition. This competition will give me a chance to see all my goals come true and to live a healthy lifestyle. It would be awesome to win first place, but I know I am still a winner whether I win or not. The steps I am taking now will enable me to have a happier and healthier future.