TO INSPIRE IS
THIS IS MY STORY.
I grew up as the eldest of three kids to an immigrant family in Sydney. I was shy and I worked hard, studied hard and kept to myself. I got the top female scores in my final year at high school, I finished my Bachelors degree with a distinction HD average and landed a corporate job in a lucrative industry.
I sound great on paper, right? I sound like someone who had their “sh*t together”. But there was always something missing. I didn’t feel happy.
I was in a constant internal battle
I disliked my line of work and slowly began to dislike my life because of it. I felt “suffocated” in my own life. I knew a change needed to happen but I was scared to let others down. I couldn’t sleep and started to withdraw from friends and family until I finally quit my job.
I found peace in exercise
I signed up to the gym and had a couple of sessions with a personal trainer. I started to train once a week, twice a week and then slowly increased to five to six times a week. I became addicted! I was shocked that something so simple could make me feel so much better. Amazingly, there was something very therapeutic about lifting heavy sh*t and putting it back down. Training helped me not just develop physical but also mental strength. It gave me more direction and clarity.
I slowly started to discover the real me
I realised that I wasn't who everyone wanted me to be. I began my personal evolution. At the same time I realised: If I could go from feeling like crap to feeling so good with something so simple, this had to work for other people, too. Over the next year, I moulded my career around my love for health and fitness and became a fully qualified Personal Trainer.
Of course, I still had doubts initially. Was I wasting my education? What would other people think? Was I gonna fall flat on my face? The initial doubts vanished eventually as I built a career in fitness and started to see positive changes in the lives of my clients. I learned to switch off the noise and focus on my own journey.
I finally broke free from my cage