Sunday, July 27, 2014


Strong, Healthy and Happy is the way I want to live my life, this is my goal. This came on like a strobe light in a dance club about two weeks ago! I'm not really sure why it took me so long to see this light but I do know a recent photo shoot is what got the electricity flowing. I have to thank my personal trainer for putting me in front of that photographer. I have been training with Carl for almost two years, he consistently kept bugging me for a goal. GOAL: the result or achievement toward which effort is directed. I know how important it is to have goals but I could never put my finger on what exactly I wanted to achieve or what I wanted the end result to look like. Naturally coming from a back ground of successfully competing in fitness, figure and physique contest that seemed to be what Carl and I kept resorting to. Not to say I will never step on the competitive stage again, just deep down inside me I knew that is not what I wanted for the rest of my life. Fast forward to July 9th, during my training session, Carl says "I have a photo shoot set up on July 11th, I want you to do it..." my head instantly started spinning.  That is one day away. I haven't been on a strict diet, I have no time to book a make-up artist, my nails and toes are not looking pretty for pictures, (girls will understand this) the list goes on and on. I stopped the spinning and thought to myself, I can do this and will make the best of this opportunity! What is the worst thing that could happen? People might see me, the real me!

  Let me tell you I love photo shoots!! I have never done a photo shoot where I did not feel simply wonderful when the shoot was done, I have never left a shoot feeling anything less then a super model, empowered and floating on a cloud. 
 When I got to look at the unedited pictures that were taken that day, I was thrilled to see that I was not perfect but I was STRONG-HEALTHY and HAPPY! Exactly why I do what I do on a daily basis. My goal may never have an end but my effort has direction, it pushes me to be a better me everyday. 

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