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Be You.

Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. – Marilyn Monroe

I used to be a lanky girl. I was mildly anorexic until i developed stomach ulcer. My hormones got imbalanced and I had to stay on different kinds of medication to reduce the pain.

A couple of months ago, with an improved feeding habit and the ulcer gone, I decided to take advantage of my school’s gym membership.

The first day I went to activate my membership card and get a tour, I got intimidated seeing guys and ladies with a good posture and gait, good muscle tone and flexibility, smooth and well coordinated movements, that I didn’t step a foot in the gym for a month.

So I came up with what seemed like the best idea. I started my home workout routine.

My mum and sisters thought it was crazy for me to workout and I definitely made some crazy mistakes but after researching, learning from other people’s stories and doing what was right, I began to see changes in my body.

I don’t have the proper equipments to make my home workout effective and so I decided it was time for me to go back to the gym. I am not as fit as half the people I saw a couple of months ago but I believe going just as I am now, would definitely help me in more ways than getting a fit, healthy body.

Earlier, I mentioned how everyone thought I was crazy for going to activate my gym membership but I didn’t let that stop me. It wasn’t easy though, to stand up for what you want when you’ve got people not believing in what you want and even though I stopped going to the gym, I am glad I made the decision to continue to push myself hard even in my own home.

Always keep in mind that people would always try to make you who they want you to be or who they think you should be.

They’ll try to talk you out of your passion into something they think is befitting for you. Believe me, some of them, they do it with the best intentions. They do it because they want good for you.

But you’ve got to filter through these ideas and pieces of advice. You’ve got to stay true to who you are and what you are and want because even God created you like you for a reason.

You’ve got to learn not only how to do things that make other people happy but you also, which is more important. You’ve got to remain true to who you are, what makes you happy and who you want to be – to who God wants you to be.

You don’t have to be someone else or fit into someone’s definition of you.

Always keep that in mind.

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