Happy Fuerte anniversary to Anita (me)!
I've been at Fuerte Fitness for one year. I actually came as a Groupon member for unlimited classes for a month because my doctor suggested a daily exercise routine. I never redeemed by Groupon until after I saw myself in pictures from an event I went to (the left side). As you can see, underage drinking and a fast food diet was getting to me although I weighed in about 104 pounds. I first took Morgan's flexibility class which I had some one on one time to talk about why I came to Fuerte fitness. I was very unhappy on how I look, lost myself after a harsh break up from my 3 1/2 year old relationship, and simply wanted to find myself. Let me remind you I had not exercise in over 2 years so the next class I jumped into totally kicked my booty! I was so sore and did not want to come back anymore. But I woke up that Saturday morning instead and told myself you paid for it, now do it.
Now after a year, I am one of the lead front desk assistants, competing in my first bikini competition for fitness hopefully next month. I've worked long and hard, this competition is so meaningful for me, I want to show up on stage with the confidence I have built by being here at Fuerte Fitness and to remind myself my commitment to my health and fitness. I am not saying it has been easy, I had to go through some obstacles. The first one was mentally, I had to tell myself "I can do this and that I have to be strong, yet stronger than I imagine". The next was and still is my diet. I either eat too little or too much of what I shouldn't eat. It was hard especially during the process I turned the legal of drinking. They let me enjoy my 21 run and all the fun stuff at that age only to show that my measurements would teach me the lesson of how alcohol affected my body.
So far I'm up to 115 pounds, able to push myself to lift heavy from 145 lbs on my squat, bench press at 65 lbs, and leg press 250 lbs. I have cut alcohol out and keep eating clean. It is still hard when your friends order pizza and go out for Wells Wednesday because I am still a college student. Then I have Morgan Anderson my favorite person to give me pep talks to remind me of my goals. Thank you Morgan! Also, I owe a special thank you to Adriana, the proud owner of Fuerte Fitness for creating this community and giving me the opportunity to be on the Fuerte Team. I strive better with a big support from my peeps here at Fuerte Fitness.