Fact: I used to be a bodybuilder.
I competed in the figure division and I could bench press my own body weight at the height of my training, I have never been that fit in all of my life. I ate cold fish and asparagus out of a ziploc bag and had to put 7 coats of self-tanner on my casper white skin in order to be dark enough for the lights and stage.
While this may come across as crazy to some of you, the lessons I learned from these experiences and the amazing friendships I've made with my fellow competitors are some of my most cherished. I learned how to be powerful and how to feel proud of this one body I have been given. I learned a lot about health and wellness and I learned how to find what balance means for me.