MMA is probably the last thing I ever thought I would be doing. I took a chance and tried out a few classes and I was hooked. All my life I have struggled with being overweight and having very little confidence. All throughout school I was the kid that got picked, but I put on a smile to get through the day and then would fall apart when I got home. I lost weight when I entered 11th grade, but did it the wrong way. My eating habits were horrible and I barely exercised. Because of some traumatic events that happened that year I developed an anxiety disorder and OCD. It was very difficult for me when I went away to college to leave the people I cared about behind because I always thought something awful would happen. I was skinny, but I still was not happy and I was not healthy so I soon put 80lbs back on. The thought actually went through my head that I am supposed to be big the rest of my life. I then took my first MMA class and my life will never be the same. I am facing my fears, becoming stronger and doing things I never thought possible. My confidence is at a level that I didn’t know was possible and I making great friends that have turned into family. As of today I am the strongest and healthiest I have ever been. I am 50 lbs. lighter, 6 sizes smaller and have exceeded so many goals and I don’t plan on stopping!