Austin, TX

Growing up, health and fitness were ingrained in my family's DNA. With a proactive approach to wellness, my siblings and I led active, healthy lives. However, after having seven children—five boys and two girls—I found myself neglecting my own health. At over 167 pounds, plagued by knee and back pain, and unable to fit into my swimwear, I knew I needed to make a change to keep up with my kids.

Determined to transform my lifestyle, I embarked on a journey to shed weight and overhaul my eating habits. Through dedication and perseverance, I successfully dropped down to 120 pounds. Yet, I realized that being "skinny fat" wasn't enough; I needed to prioritize building muscle in a healthy manner.

Driven by this realization, I pursued online schooling and obtained certification as a personal fitness trainer. Additionally, I enlisted the guidance of two different coaches to assist me in my fitness journey. Now, I'm thrilled to announce that I'm in preparation for a bikini competition show—a milestone that marks just the beginning of my journey.

From there, I plan to venture into various realms of competition, including bodybuilding and athletic wellness. Life is a battlefield, and I see no reason why I can't inspire others along the way. My ambition is to serve as a source of inspiration for my family, my kids, my friends, and even strangers.

Just as others have supported me on my fitness journey, I find joy in extending a helping hand to those in need. My goal is to embody the healthier, happier woman I know I was destined to be. With each step forward, I eagerly anticipate what the future holds.

In essence, fitness has not only changed my life—it has enriched it in ways I never imagined possible.

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