Sharing your personal story takes courage. We feel grateful and honored to be able to share SFL client Shamina's story. She will be posting her journey every few weeks on our blog. Let's support Shamina through her journey and everyone who is going through a similar journey.
Thank you Shamina for your courage to share your amazing self with us.
For all those that know me, you would say I am outgoing, not shy and basically an extrovert, but truthfully doing this is totally out of my comfort zone. I have 2 motivations for this blog. Primarily and of utmost importance is to keep me accountable and secondly is to show what a solid program of strength training, conditioning and eating nutritiously can do for you.
I don't even know where to start......how about the beginning. We will have to go back......waaaaay back....cue the flashback music....
Ever since I can remember I have struggled with a weight problem. I can remember as a kid being at family parties and a grownup asking me if I would like seconds......and I would always look over at my dad......and the grownup would say, "don't look at your dad, if you want some more, have some." FYI, my father was always on me about getting fat. He was a gymnast in college and probably to this day weighs a buck ten soaking wet. (yes, that would be 110 lbs) Mind you, I was probably about 5 yrs old in the above story. I have gone back and looked at pictures of my childhood self and to my shock I am a pretty average sized kid.
I know now that I am too old to cry DADDY ISSUES.....yes it probably stemmed from years of being told not to eat that and to eat less etc etc, but it's time to buck up and take control back.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.