In a recent article, I spoke about my gym buddy Shaneek AKA Miss Murder. I am the Ying and she represents the Yang. She is the ultimate meathead, but still radiates sexiness. I have invited her to share some words of wisdom with you, so I hope you enjoy her just as much as I do.
Hi Smallworld Beauties,
Browsing through different fitness blogs, it always seemed that the spokes person was genetically predisposed to a great body and in amazing top notch shape.
How can an average woman like me relate? I am seeking for someone real! I am looking for someone that struggles with their weight, gave birth to one or two kids, suffers from cottage cheese thighs and really struggles to get back in shape.
That is who I seek!
Let me tell you about who Miss Murder used to be.
In my younger years, there was no way I was breaking a sweat, because that would cause my hair to frizz! Working out never crossed my mind until I became pregnant and birthed my three children. Consumed with depression, I knew I wanted to lose the weight fast and get down to a size 2.
Through unhealthy dieting and weight loss pills, I dropped 50 lbs. I achieved my goal of 117 lbs and fit into my size 2 jeans. This was the smallest that I have ever been, yet I still felt out of shape. Even though I was thin, I did not look tone and my cottage cheese thighs were still visible.
I decided to join the fitness center at my work and dedicated three days a week to lifting weights and doing very light cardio. This time, I was going to do it the right and healthy way! I began to research online training programs to help further assist in my health and fitness quest.
I became a gym addict and increased my workout days to five. Not only was it a great way to release stress and gain energy, but my body felt amazing.
I began noticing that my weight lifting program was adding more weight. Fear of gaining my weight back, I went back to doing just cardio. I continued on the cardio kick and dropped more weight.
After doing more research, I decided to hit the weights again. This time, my body actually began to look leaner! My new mission was to ignore the scale and look as lean as possible!
I joined a more accessible gym near my home to make sure that I could get my workouts in 5 days a week. My goal was to have a mean lean body by the age of 40!
I continued to enjoy every minute of the gym, and kept busy with reading fitness related books and blogs to further my knowledge.
I also began to meet inspirational individuals at the gym who also shared the same fitness quest that I did. One of those individuals was Ghada.
At first glance, it didn’t really seem like we had much in common except that she laid her junk next to mine in the locker room. She also talked a lot. But the more I got to know her, the more I realized we were too much alike.
We shared a passion for body building, health and fitness, and the newest trends in skin care. We even engaged in discussions regarding our bowel movements!
We became quick friends and remain great friends till this day. We are two strong, beautiful women on a quest to obtain the best body, mind and soul that we can achieve with what we have.
I am very excited to be part of Smallworld Beauty, and I look forward to sharing more of my words and experiences with you . So, stay tuned and look out for more of my guest appearances.