Today is a day of reflection for me. 5 years ago today I stepped on stage for the first time at the @nzifbb Waikato Champs.
This one step changed everything. I had found something that made me begin to love myself again, gradually I was empowered by knowing what I was capable of achieving if I put my mind to it. I grew stronger & my life’s focus changed.
I had found this thing, this internal strength that nobody could take away from me. I knew what I wanted to spend my life doing — teaching others how to find this very strength within themselves.
That first time I stepped on stage I was terrified, timid & didn’t have a clue what I was doing. But there was one person who saw something within me, some potential. I placed 4th that day & went on to win the NZIFBB Nationals 3 weeks later. I would never have turned this path into my future if it weren’t for @moeelmoussawi seeing potential in me that day & I am forever grateful.
Moe saw what I could become & challenged me to achieve it. I’ve achieved more than I ever dreamed of personally, but the true reward is the ability to guide others to find the same internal strength that I found.
I want to wish the best vibes I can to all athletes competing today at the @nzifbb Waikato Champs. I’ve had clients competing in this show every single year since the day I was on that stage & this year I am so proud to have @serenarosefitness, @tashcribb, @georgiamayfit & miss @jasmine_kathleen_woods stepping on stage. I would love to see these ladies all go home with gold medals but the reality is, they’re all champions already. This sport is tough & it’s the journey getting to the stage where warriors are born. I am endlessly proud of you ladies, all I ask as a coach is for your trust & your best efforts. You have all exceeded that.
No matter what your goals, no matter where you want to be, every journey in sport, in your career, in love, every single journey begins with the decision to take that first step.
Decide what it is that you want & be courageous. The faith to take that first step is all you need because you will find the faith to keep stepping.
Little by little, a little becomes a lot. 🙏🏽✨