The 3 things that weightlifting has forced me to learn about myself is that I am a fighter, I love food and I am a role model.
Number 1, In my 4 years of lifting I have realized that I am a fighter. When it comes down to the last minute, the last second, the last chance I raise to the occasion. I don’t just settle for okay, I fight to be the best. My fight or flight instincts kick in and its ALWAYS fight. I am an extremely competitive person, I hate losing.
Number 2; There is no question that I live to eat not eat to live. I am always thinking about what my next meal is going to be while eating my current meal. I am not what you call a “fit chick”, I don’t count my calories, I don’t like vegetables (I eat them because I have too and going number 2 helps me lose weight), and I never look for a healthier alternative for example; diet soda, no added sugar, zero calories…. NEVER!
Last but certainly not least I have just currently come to realize I am a role model. At competitions people would approach my dad or me and say how I inspire and motivate them. One comment really stood out to me was a woman who walked up to my father watching lifters compete had said to him how much she and her son love watching me lift. My presence is so calm, elegant, confident and strong as I walk and present myself on the platform before I lift. Her words sound as if she is mesmerized by my grace. People from all over the world comment how they love how I carry myself, my positive attitude and my hard work ethic. I am truly touched by all of the positive feed back sent my way, all I can say is thank you. I have come to learn a lot about myself both positive and negative and I am sure I will learn a lot more in my up coming lifting years.