“You’re the only one who can make the difference. Whatever your dream is, go for it.” This is a quote by Magic Johnson that I use as my daily motivation. As a young athlete, I was often confused when it came to nutrition and sports. Why were the two so very important to professional athletes but the furthest thing from the mind of younger athletes? The curiosity followed me throughout high school and continued throughout my undergraduate career at Sam Houston State University. I found myself working out, challenging myself to different dietary suggestions, I had become my own personal experiment! After college, I received my first job at the local gym in my hometown. My day to day duties required me to recruit and retain members by hosting physical fitness challenges, employee contests and membership appreciation events. I thought I had found my passion: working with athletes, health and fitness, as well as in an environment that I felt comfortable but this was far from what I wanted to actually accomplish.
One day while hosting an event a member came up to me and said something t...
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