I started my health and fitness crusade two years ago. My health was deteriorating and I was suffering from contact dermatitis, was constantly in and out of hospital with stomach problems, not to mention being extremely overweight . Doctors couldn't determine the problem, so prescribed pills and lotions to elevate pain which only masked the problem. I was spiralling down quickly and decided that something had to be done about it.
My visit to a nutritionist was eye opening. I had not thought about healing from the inside out, I just thought I needed to lose weight with lots of exercise. Starting at the gym was the easy part, it was the total change of my nutrition that I found extremely difficult. I found out I was gluten intolerant almost immediately which changed my mood and eliminated the skin condition that had plagued me for years. After the initial 6 months of total dedication I lost 25kg and haven't had any medical problems since. I started competing in bodybuilding initially to gain confidence in my new skin and show off my hard work and now I love the sport!
Working for an education provider, I share my story with students to inspire them to make healthy lifestyle choices and have started personal training on the side to help others get great results through healthy living.
I'm fundraising to attend the 2015 NABBA International Universe Championships in Cebu City, Philippines on the 13 November 2015.
I would really appreciate your support through sponsorship so I can make the dream of competing internationally come true! To those who decide to support my crusade through sponsorship, I truly thank you and promise to continue to share my story with others so they may be inspired to start their journey to health and well being in whatever form that may take.