I was an athlete in high school – I ran hurdles and played basketball. After high school I maintained my routine. Once I started my second year of college, I started going out and drinking – that was the beginning of my unhealthy lifestyle. I then met this wonderful man and dated him for 6 months. We ended up breaking up but remained good friends. A few months after the breakup, I found out that he had been diagnosed with Lymphoma. 3 months after his radiation treatment, he passed away from pneumonia – I was absolutely devastated and became depressed. For a solid 6 months, I didn’t work out and ate poorly. I ended up gaining well over 50 pounds. At that point in my life, I was about 20 pounds away from being the same weight as my dad. I couldn’t believe I let myself go. That was my breaking point. I decided to sign up for a well-known program and managed to make it work for years but I continue to either stay the same, gain weight, lose it, maintain…etc. It’s a vicious cycle for me but #MA30DAY has helped me find the perfect balance. Nowadays, you can find me in the gym, running a 5k/10k, and playing basketball/tennis,
I became a warrior because I wanted to join a community that had like minded goals in achieving a healthier lifestyle and that would be able to grow and support each other. It is important to me as a warrior to inspire, uplift, encourage and empower others to achieve whatever goals one may have.