Salt Lake, UT
"I started my fitness journey in 2019. I had my 3rd baby in 2018 and had a complicated pregnancies with every baby. Miscarriages before each one of my kids. With my last baby, I had developed high blood pressure, pre-eclampsia and diabetes. I was the unhealthiest I had been in my life! I battled with PPD and felt like I was stuck. I didn't know how to make a change. I was so happy that my body was able to carry our baby girl full term and deliver our healthy baby girl. I was so happy but, I still felt like there was something missing In my life.
I wanted to find myself. So I took the first step and walked into a gym. I felt out of place, confused, broken and my self esteem was shot. I decided to move past those feelings of doubt, hatred towards myself and I hired my lifestyle coach, I educated myself, I learned how to train and what worked for me. I found a love in self improvement. I set a goal to compete in a NPC Bodybuilding show!
I didn't know how long it would take but I was patient, I was determined, and I trusted in the process and myself. I lost 70lbs and I gained confidence, strength I never knew was possible and I competed in my first NPC Bikini show.
Every day I wake up I have the chance to be better than I was before. I found strength I never knew I had physically and emotionally. I have been training all year and I am starting prep for my next show in March 2021. I am thankful for the opportunity to move my body and to be healthy for my family, to lead by example and show others that they can live life to the fullest, there is a strength that they might not realize they have and anyone can be the person they are meant to be. If you believe in yourself and push through the hard things that life throws at you and tell yourself you have worth.
You are worth your time, you can dream then you can achieve!"
Kiley's photo credit: instagram.com/lymanwinn