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Hey guys! 🖐
Most of you don't see me in this light, but the truth is, these clothes are the ones I feel most comfortable in, most like my true self. Over the past 26 years, it has been in these clothes which I've learned everything about life. Martial Arts have led me to live a life of discipline, they've shown me the power of respect, how to believe in myself, how to win humbly and lose gracefully, how to fall and get back up, how to be patient and kind, how to find the grit to push my body to its limits mentally and physically.. I can go on. The mat has been my greatest teacher of life and it is in these clothes I created myself. Now I'm blessed to help others do the same on a mat of my own.
Eight years ago my second passion found me in the form of weightlifting. I just fell in love immediately. I train in the gym everyday before heading to teach at my school and it sets my day straight. It clears my mind, it grounds me, it's time for me that is mine and mine alone. I love the process. I love the solitude. I love feeling my body get stronger. Weightlifting has taught me how to love my body unconditionally and appreciate everything it does for me.
I'm so excited and honored to be a contestant in the #mshealthandfitness19 contest and be in the company of some amazingly beautiful and fit ladies. It's not about comparison, each one of us is uniquely and perfectly us. It's about becoming the best version of that person. I would love to have a larger platform to help me help others find themselves through fitness the same way I have.
I would be so appreciative if you'd head over to my bio @melissahink and click the link to vote for me. You can vote once every 24 hours until July 3rd. Your support would mean the world to me! ❤
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