Rumbo La Salud literally means “Towards health” in Spanish.
My name is Grace, but most called me Gracie. I grew up in Houston, Texas, lived in Corpus Christi for a couple years and went to college in New York. In October, I will move to Hannover, Germany to start my graduate studies. Here is my story:
Growing up, I wasn’t every athletic, at least compared to my family. My dad played soccer and coached my brother’s team for many years. My brother has done every sport you can think of and is currently working on getting certified to become a personal trainer. My sister runs track and cross country and wrestled for a semester.
I on the other hand found my passion in music, but I wasn’t a couch potato. In middle and high school, I was highly involved in Tae Kwon Do. In fact, my first job was as an assistant instructor for elementary kiddos. I was the healthiest and fittest during those years, but I fell into a depression after an intense event happened to me my junior year. I quit Tae Kwon Do just two belts from becoming a first degree black belt. And it all went downhill from there.
I gained 30 pounds in 3 years and I didn’t realize it until I looked at older pictures. It’s scary how gradual weight gain happens. One of my biggest fitness goals is to get my black belt, but I know that I need a LOT of training for it. I know it’ll take YEARS for that to happen since I have to start basically from scratch given I haven’t stepped into the ring in almost 5 years.
But before I go back and train, I want to become a healthier person. Before moving to Germany in October, I hope to lose the weight I’ve gained the last few years. But weight loss isn’t my overall goal. My overall goal is to be healthy and STAY healthy. I want to change the ways I eat and exercise. I also want to keep my emotions under control. I have a very big personality, but I also have a very big anger/anxiety problem that I would like to control.
I’m determined to work hard and set my mind to it. I’m sick of living a depressed life, I’m tired of being tired and I’m tired of the lack of self-confidence I had during college. My body and mind are the only things I can control and I’m ready for this.
I hope I can inspire many other people to do the same, especially girls my age. Follow and join the awesome fitblr community, we’re here for each other!