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Reyna Romijn

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Reyna Romijn's Submission:

My name is Reyna Romijn and I have struggled with my weight all my life, I was at my heaviest at 260 lbs at 6 feet tall and had 47% body fat. I couldn't do much for an actual workout and tired easily, I was always the biggest of my friends and was always self concious when we went out or to the beach (I never wore a swimsuit without shorts). I saw a picture of myself one day and realized I was on a horrible path, destined for diabetes that runs in the family and eventually heart attack. I joined a gym, got a personal trainer and started to fight for a healthy life. I ended up running two half marathons and felt accomplished but not where I wanted to be, I needed to dream bigger. Working in a gym I would see lots of competitors and admired them and their dedication to the sport. I decided I wanted what they had, so I went for it and competed in 2012 for the first time. I was happy to have made it that far, losing the weight, reducing my health risks, feeling confident and good about myself. My journey was short lived, as I never knew that I would end up gaining over 30 lbs after I competed. I again found myself struggling with my weight, wanting to inspire people the way my trainer inspired me but knowing no one would believe me if I didn't practice what I preached. So I fought hard again, lost even more weight and stepped on stage in 2013 in the best shape I had ever been in. Now I am even more determined and fighting even harder to get where I want to be, one day on stage with the greats.

Throughout my journey I changed my lifestyle, I adopted a clean eating active lifestyle and now as a personal trainer aim to motivate and inspire people that they can do it too. All you need to do is believe in yourself, trust in the process and stick to it, its a lifestyle change not a quick fix and if you want it bad enough you have to work for it, it will pay off in the end.

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