I am very grateful for my father and the hard work he has invested in me. I definitely would not be where I am today if it wasn’t for him. He was the one who got me into this sport and found me a great weightlifting coach in Scarborough. He is always on top of things, concerned for my well-being.
For example he always asks how I feel before and after training, what I am eating and if I am getting enough rest, sleep. Daddy is consistent, supportive and encouraging, but he keeps it real.
He lets me know regularly that it will be a long and tough road to get to where I want to be, but that it is NOT impossible! He tells me that there will be voices in my head telling me, “this is too hard, I can’t do this, this is not normal, the weight on the bar is way too heavy, I can’t lift this.” My body tells me the same thing. I admit, there are voices in my head and I am sure they will always be there, but I ignore them and keep moving.
My father plays a huge role in who and where I am today in the sport of weightlifting and words cannot describe how thankful I am for him.