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Winter 2018 A A Combination that We All Need
because because I I was was already “small enough” or that because because I I I was was the the the mother of a a a a a a a a a a a a a small small child there
is no way way possible way way that I I should be be be going to to the gym because all of of my “free time” needed to to to go to to child care Those words would often leave me puzzled and and completely stunned because I knew that my family and and and friends didn’t understand the the importance of working out out routinely or or or clean eating on the the the same level that that I did and because of that that they could not really support me me Often I I would be be made to feel like working out was actu- ally doing something bad because I surely had “better things” to to do do do Although these words stung the the one thing thing I I I knew that I I I wouldn’t do do was to to dis- continue my fitness journey because not only did I I I I I I like how how I I I I was was beginning beginning to to look I I I I loved how how I I I I was was beginning beginning to feel Needless to say some years later I am now an an an NGA Pro Figure Master and have managed to to change the the the minds of of many of of those who in in in in the the the beginning discouraged my my journey rather than supported it it Over time support support from my my fam-
ily and friends began to increase because it it was was becoming more more apparent that I I was was was doing more more than working my body but I I was was also establishing a a a a a a a a a a a path of of consistency and discipline that trans- formed my mind into being a a a a a a a a a a person of of courage and strength that would keep moving forward when others sometimes seemed to to be trying to to hold me back Support is important in in in any endeavor in in in life and even has its place in in in in fitness As I steadily improve my my body and overall health by staying commit- ted to this this path I have also improved myself as a a a a a a a a a a a person and hope this this example will inspire others to do the same n n n Lameesa Muhammad PhD is an an an an NGA Pro Pro Figure Master competitor a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a personal trainer and and a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a sponsored athlete at at at at at Lean Styles Proactive Weight Loss and and and Fitness Center in in in in Cincinnati Ohio She is is the owner of of of of Flour Gurl Healthyer Treats & Delectables creator of of of of Sunday Body Blast and and and model for Natural Woman Magazine She She is is is an an an an educator social service professional and and co-author of of of of of two publications She She is is currently working on on on on a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a publication publication which will highlight the unique plight of of of African American homeschoolers NGA NATURAL mag
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