CRISTINAS FITNESS JOURNEY

THE COUCH POTATO

Growing up I was not interested in participating in any form of physical activity. My parents always tried to come up with new ideas and signed me up for many different local sports teams with hope that I would start enjoy being active. But I was just not interested. I preferred drawing, watching tv and playing with whatever craft project I’d started (which I still love doing). Sometime during my teens I think my parents gave up. They had tried for years and my sports loving dad probably just accepted the fact that his daughter just didn’t share his passion.

 

THE LIGHTENING BOLT

One day, when I was 22 years old in 2012, I got an invitation to a pool party.  I don’t know where it came from but it hit me like a lightening bolt. I suddenly decided to do something about my lousy body confidence and I joined a gym. Since I didn’t have a clue of that to do with all the gym equipment I chose the kind looking crosstrainer. What started of as something good and healthy quickly became not so healthy any more. I went to the gym every day, sometimes several times a day, and I was obsessed with counting my calories. Luckily I got bored with the cardio and hired a personal trainer to help me find new thing to do at the gym. He introduced me to strength training and nutrition and I fell in love with them both. I remember telling him that he must have the most rewarding and fun job ever.

 

THE HAPPIER FITNESS

I completely deep dived and taught myself as much as I could about nutrition and training. Eventually I found a happier and more balanced way to practice my passion and I started helping friends and colleagues with workout and nutition plans. After about a year I decided to make my passion my livelihood and since January 2015 I’ve been working as a personal trainer, nutritionist and health coach. My fitness journey started of with a vain and superficial goal but now revolves around feeling happy, confident, strong, centered and beautiful.

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