“This is my kingdom, my rules, my choices, my beliefs, and my life. Come and try breaking it, because no one can tell me what I can or cannot do.” – Value your life, because you are the only one holding up the walls to your kingdom.
“I’ve been dancing since I was 3. Since I wasn’t born with natural flexibility, I always felt less than to my dance company. As a matter of fact, I couldn’t even lift my leg to 90 degrees despite my 7 years of experience. When I was 11, I decided that I would become a healthier, stronger and better dancer and
“August 2012 I was diagnosed with a chronic health condition known as gastroparesis after being sick non-stop with what seemed like the stomach flu for over 8 months. I was also struggling with 2 autoimmune diseases, caring for my my 85 year old Dad with Alzheimer’s,my youngest son with autism and facing feeding tube placement for severe pain and nausea.
“Today, as a person, I consider myself a winner. I can not even seem to be to old and experienced enough to say it, but the question of victory for me reflects the experiences we face through our personal battles. Personal battles that administered with caution, focus and determination become extinct just as the storm when the sun is already
“I’ve been through a lot in my life, losing a family member, when I was 15, in a violent situation due to drugs. My father is a retired from the army. He retired after returning from Iraq. He has been a true inspiration to what I do. So far, I’ve been to Airborne school (honor grad), deployed to Africa once
“I was on my way to do make-up for a wedding party.. Next thing I know, I am screaming, trapped in my car. Drivers side down. This accident put me into a major state of depression. Has brought on anxiety because of the PTSD & PCS. I hated the world. This wasn’t my first accident but it was the worst.
“I began my fitness journey back when I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease. I’ve spent the last 4 years battling surgeries, medications, steroids, depression, and self loathing. I a little over 100 days into my fitness journey and I have lost 7lb and a total of 18 inches overall. I remain motivated because I want to inspire the world to
“I battled my weight my entire life. At 20 I began only eating 300-400 calories per day thinking I was doing something good for my health. After nearly fainting in class several times I realized I was doing something wrong. I began eating very well and working out to reach my lowest weight of 189. I then struggled through anxiety
“Nature is very empowering. It can suddenly make civilization vanish as if you were the first to explore this beautiful planet. – Paradise Village” – Jarek Strecko
“Basically when I started training I just wanted to stop being the smallest of the bunch, because I was always very skinny, I was gradually seeing my body develop. Many said that soon I would stop developing because of genetics but I never gave up on my dream and today I am still far from what I want I want