It’s been almost 4 years since I embarked on this journey. Its very possible that you already know a bit about me through social medias, but now I want to open up a little more.4 years ago I was under going my studies in fashion design, I would only model a few times during the week. I was extremely thin since a muscular body is not something desired in the modeling world. One day at the gym I met a trainer who would forever change my life, his knowledge and mentoring catalyzed the life style that I now live.
Everyday I’d acquire more of an understanding and my body was starting to respond to the training. As a result, my modeling career started coming to a halt due to the all the muscular mass I was gaining. Many told me to stop training because I was “hurting” my body, but the passion I had for the life I was starting to live was incredible.
After a year and a half of discipline and dedication, I enrolled in a fitness competition in which I came in 3rd place. I was extremely surprised by the results and even more by the comments from big names and judges, since I had only been in this world for such a short period of time.
It was during this time where I was torn between what I wanted in life. Do I want to be a model like all the other ones in Colombia or do I want to be the first Colombian fitness model? Was it worth leaving everything I worked for behind and receive criticism for it? Is all this worth it to chase what I love? One thing came to my mind after so many questions. In life there is no such thing as luck, there are only opportunities and it is your decision whether or not to take a chance on them. I decided to take it and risk everything, lose everything and just jump into the world of possibilities and the truth is that it was the best decision I ever made in my life. Perseverance, patience and dedication were everyday words that started to haunt my head because I wasn’t sure what I was doing but I started to feel more comfortable because of my incredible passion I began to know through social networks.
It’s crazy, because in less than a year I managed to reach 1 million followers in my social networks. Slowly I achieved things I never knew I could achieve. Grateful is a small word to express what I feel right now and the happiness it gives me every day to know I can do what I love is amazing.