How The Fitness Industry Changed My Life*

Wednesday, 10 July 2019, By Leili

How the fitness industry changed my life
Let's go back a few years to when I was 16 years old and diagnosed with PCOS (polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). The only thing I knew was that there was a higher chance for anyone who was diagnosed with this syndrome to start putting on weight quickly and become obese in the near future. And the cause of that is severe hormone imbalance in their bodies.
A few years later when I was 20 years old, I was 7 kilos heavier and under a very high dosage of hormone balancing pills. I was moderately active but nothing consistent in my life. I was starting to get worried about my weight and where it was heading. What came into my mind was actually a picture of me in a few years which was a picture I didn't like ... wait a second, I don't want that picture! What should I do? Where should I start? How can I control this? So many questions with only one simple answer, are you ready to do something? And the answer was a big YES.

I signed up for a gym membership within a month and started doing some exercises and activities regularly. After a few months I started seeing some results of dropping the body fat and getting into better shape. Apart from my shape and appearance was the energy that kept pushing me forward with my progress. I started working even harder, set a few goals and achieved them and that was the best feeling ever. The dosage of the pills started to drop and so did my body weight.
The amount of positivity that training brought into my life was inexplicable; it was like a source of fuel for my mind and body. I got to the point where the instructors and trainers in the gym started talking to me about becoming a Personal Trainer and joining the industry. That's how it all started.
With the encouragement and guidance of my instructor I started registering for personal training and group class instructing courses and tried my best to gain as much knowledge as possible and educate myself in the field. The passion for helping people and influencing them was always firing in me, I just didn't know how and where to start until I got into the fitness industry and trained and cured myself out of that disease and started my journey of becoming a trainer and transforming people's lives.

Here I am 10 years later, cleared from PCOS for the last 3 years and getting stronger every day. What I wanted to share in this article was my journey and how it changed my whole life to a completely new and different path. Nothing is impossible it's just the way that you approach the ups and downs in life which will define your future and how it is going to look.
Determination and dedication are the key and with awareness of every situation in life you can make the best decision to move in the better direction. I am happy that I got the chance to share my story and experience with you and hope that this will help anyone that is going through any personal health struggles.

"It is often in the darkest skies that we see the brightest stars."

Richard Evans


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