How Health and Fitness Became My Passion
So how did I get into the fitness industry? The answer is that I almost didn’t!
“There’s no career in fitness,” people kept telling me—and it sounded pretty convincing. Ultimately, I found myself taking them at their word, ignoring my dream to study health and fitness to pursue a degree in Law instead.
And maybe you’ve heard, but Law school is pretty time-consuming. By the time I moved to the US at the end of 2004, halfway through law school, I’d gotten caught up in a sedentary and unhealthy lifestyle, and the numbers on the scale had started going up. It wasn’t until five years later that I had a reality check, deciding to find my focus and challenging myself to sign up for my first IFBB bikini competition.
I’m not going to lie: it took a lot of determination and discipline to get there. But in the end, I managed to take the first place trophy home. The competition was a proud day for me—I’d finally managed to achieve and smash a massive goal I had set for myself!