I wanted to share pictures of my first fitness photoshoot that I did a few months ago with Health Up Nutrition. I met my friends from Health Up Nutrition at my local gym. They are a business that is geared around helping people turn healthy living into less of a diet, and more of a lifestyle change. I really admire when I see young entrepreneurs, like myself, pursuing their dreams through entrepreneurship. They recently just launched their first product, a preworkout supplement, and there will be more coming in the future as well.
Besides only showing pictures from a photoshoot I did, I wanted to convey an important breakthrough moment for me. If you have been following me on social media and this blog, you know that working out is a huge part of my life. I spend about two hours a day at the gym, 4-5 days a week. I have done three NPC Fitness competitions in the past, and surprisingly I never did a fitness photoshoot when I was at my personal best in physical appearance.
After my first NPC show, I gained almost all of the my weight back and was very disappointed with myself. I worked so hard, and let it all go just because I did not have a plan to keep me on track with my fitness goals. When I started prepping for my second and third NPC shows the following year, I made a promise to myself that I was going to stay within ten pounds of my stage weight. When I did this shoot six months later, I was proud to say I managed to acheive my goal (and I am still working on maintaining this)!
This was an incredibly proud moment for me, managing to keep my promise, but also doing a fitness related photoshoot when I was not at my peak in physical appearance was a huge personal milestone. I am very happy at the progress I made, it all had to do with my mindset. I am continuing to learn greater self-control, but also recognizing it is okay to have set backs as long as you get right back on track, and most importantly, love yourself!
Thank you for reading, xoxo!
Check out Health Up Nutrition's website here. http://healthupnutrition.com/
Photos by Pac Photography Studio