My transformation began in 2013. I had been feeling ill; with severe migraines, chronic body pain, numbness in my extremities and severe irritable bowel. I was under a lot of stress and anxiety. My schedule is very busy but I decided I didn’t want to be sick anymore. It wasn’t normal for a 20 something to be taking so many prescription medications and symptoms to be getting worse. I was looking for a change in my health.
Fitness to me is developing a routine you are comfortable with and motivated to maintain. It’s about establishing a healthy balance between diet and exercise. It helps reduce stress, gain strength, build muscle, improve flexibility and reduce pain. My fitness preferences include Zumba, yoga, boxing and a variety of Beachbody videos to maintain my interest and focus. My life is pretty busy but I try to fit an exercise routine into my day. Some days it could be simple and quick, like climbing stairs for 10 minutes, squats and stretching.