In January 2010, I joined Lyzabeth Lopez’s Hourglass Workout after seeing some before and after photos on her website. I finally learned the value of weight training. And for the first time, that soft pouch of a stomach is disappearing. I never thought I needed to lift weights to get rid of stomach fat. I thought I had to run for hours…it’s even why I chose running as my first go at fitness. But within months of HGW, the small pockets of fat started disappearing and now I’m the strongest I’ve ever been. When I started the class, I couldn’t do 1 full push-up and now I can do 32 to failure. I am still aiming for more.

So now that it’s January 2011, it’s like…what’s next? What other goal can I achieve? I’ve decided that this year, the year I turn the big 3-0, I want to train for a fitness competition. The WBFF in Toronto on August 27. 203 days from today. It’s going to take A LOT of commitment, discipline, and training but I have faith in myself. I’m feeling really strong; both physically and mentally. I want to see what morbid pleasure I can derive from the discipline required to hit the gym 6 out of 7 days a week. I want to look back and say, “I used to be skinny fat”.