As I get more involved in fitness, I continuously find new people who motivate and inspire me, both in my daily life and on social media. This blog segment is dedicated to those incredible guys and gals who give their all and have an admirable passion for fitness. These people have positively influenced my life, and I hope they can do the same for you.
Since today is Family Day for us in Ontario, I felt it was only natural to honour one of my biggest motivators since day 1: my momma.
My mom is one of the strongest people I know. She raised me on her own, and she did an amazing job – if I do say so myself LOL. She’s not always the nice guy, but she always does what she thinks is best for me. We have an incredibly close relationship, and I’m beyond lucky that I get to call her not only my mom, but also my best friend. Not only does she make me dinner when I come home for the weekend from University, but we also get to drink wine, watch movies together and shit talk. It’s the best of both worlds.
She has supported me in so many things, from taking my first steps and saying my first words to battling an eating disorder and working through recovery. My mom is my rock. Without her, I would not be alive today – dramatic, but true. When my eating disorder was at its worst, my mom fought with all her heart to get me proper treatment despite my relentless push back. Even today, when my eating disorder rears it’s ugly head, my mom is always there to give me reassurance or a much needed reality check.
In my fitness journey, she has also been a great support. She helps me get my butt in gear when I need a little extra push, and reminds me to take a break when I’m overdoing it. In return, I help motivate her to get to the gym on those lazy weekend mornings. We work together to stay active and healthy. She’s always there to like my Instagram photos, read my blog, and share my content on Facebook.
My mom is an incredibly hardworking individual, who is so dedicated to her career as a high school educator. From her role as an English teacher, to a Special Education teacher, to working in guidance, to her new role with the school board – she does everything with her whole heart. I strive to be as dedicated and determined as my mom, and one day I hope to be even half as good as a mom to my own kids.
Thank you so much for everything, mom! You are such an inspiration to me, and so many others! Love you forever and always xo