'Cursed with a Blessing or Blessed with a Curse'

 

My life lead up to the day I took Accutane, a chemotherapy drug that was discovered to treat severe acne. At 17 I took a huge plunge in a final leap of fate to regain my life and rid myself of severe acne. My life was falling apart, I was depressed, I hated myself, I didn't want to live time and time again. I sat in my room a majority of the day playing video games, eating processed foods/fast-food and wasting my life, not making anything of myself. I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life, I didn't care about school and I had no sense of direction. Simply put, I was lost. It was after my acne began to clear during the end of my Accutane cycle that I felt I was coming back to who I was to become. Shortly after finishing my cycle of Accutane my acne began to return. I made no changes in my diet or lifestyle and with that the same results were the outcome. 'the definition of insanity is doing something over and over again and expecting the same result.' I began researching health, nutrition, fitness and exercise. I slowly began implementing changes into my life until I was 18 where I made the radical decision of making a full 180 turn and completely changing my life. I went from never going to the gym to exercising 6 days a week happily. I went from eating out of boxes and paper bags from drive-thru's to eating whole-foods like fresh fruits & vegetables. I went from never grocery shopping in my life to going to health food stores daily, sometimes multiple times a day. I began investing everything into myself. Investing in my gym membership, in my groceries, in my health, in my supplements, in my future. To this day I still am facing the long-term side effects from taking Accutane. But with this trial and tribulation I discovered a new passion, health & fitness. The past 3 years I've dedicated my life to optimizing my life and obtaining what I desire, health and happiness. To this day everything I do in my life is to make my life the greatest quality possible. This is my life and I take control of it. No one is going to take care of me but myself. With this new passion I want to make the world a better place. I seek to motivate, inspire and educate. If you have the feeling that life could be better, that you could be healthier, happier, let me help guide you through your journey.