Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength. • • • ⚠️Here is my story.⚠️ -3 years ago I suffered back injury. I couldn’t walk well for months so I was bedridden. I was disabled for 2 years. I lost motor function on my left calf so I had to get emergency surgery. I was depressed. Heartbroken I couldn’t do much. Traumatized. • • • -Last July I decided it was time to get back into fitness. I took it slow for 4 months focusing on mind muscle connection. After those 4 months, in November I decided it was time to get into powerlifting. • • • -February this year I started my first program. -May I got into my first competition not knowing I’d have 1st place. After that I started my 2nd program. Finished that did my 3rd program. • • • -Just 2 weeks ago I did my 2nd competition getting 2nd Place. I shared the platform with beasts in my weight class. • • • -Now here I am on my 4th program going on 5 to prepare for my meet in November. This November I’ll hit 1 year of powerlifting. I never saw myself coming this far. I feel so fortunate and proud of myself how far I’ve come. • • • So you see, powerlifting has a different meaning to me. It’s about inner strength. • • • It’s never too late to start, and remember everyone’s journey is different. Don’t be intimidated by this sport. Don’t set your limits. Real strength is when you have the courage to compete whether you place or not. Get your feet in the water.