At the age of 12 my doctor looked at me and said "Alexa you are overweight", the word's crushed my spirit to it's core. I was nicknamed "skinny minnie" by my father when I was a child because I was so thin and now I had become the complete opposite in a matter of months. After that day at the doctors office my self esteem was never the same. I began to get teased in school all the way through my freshman year of high school and then I decided enough was enough. I was not going to let others and my lack of self love over power who I really was.
My sophomore year of high school I began doing tae-bo and windsor pilates and fell in love with working out. The weight began falling off and I was so excited. My confidence did a complete turn for the better and I began to take pride in how I looked and who I was.
Fast forward 10 years later, I am still a lover of fitness. I am not in bad shape but I desire to take it up a notch and become more consistent in my workouts. I have done insanity, T25, strength and HIIT training over the past few years. Due to health issues (inflammation, cysts and knee problems) I had to slow down. I vowed I would push through and that is what I am here to do.
I can't wait to update you guys on my progress. You're body is a temple and taking pride in it is definitely a form of worship to God. Let's get fit together and cry trying. ;)