Baker's Choice Highlight: Willie

 "I believe that fitness should also include how you feel on the inside, not just what you look like on the outside." - Willie


"I was always chunky or chubby growing up and throughout high school, but didn't really have a body image issue until I was in my 30s. In school, I was not strong. I just did whatever was asked of me in gym class. Looking back, I definitely didn't eat the best. It became depressing that I didn't know how to change. I didn't want to be skinny. I just wanted to be healthy. Throughout my fitness journey, I've done tons of cardio, I've done CrossFit and I've done powerlifting. I've had a hard time having a healthy relationship with food...all food, but I've been working hard to fix that.

As I'm sure a lot of people can relate, the mental challenges have been obstacles that I've faced. The struggle of creating a healthy environment in order to achieve the goals of being a better version of myself is a daily challenge but reminding myself that my self worth is beyond just the external helps motivate me to get better every day. I believe that fitness should also include how you feel on the inside, not just what you look like on the outside. I love the fact that KFKF promotes self love and that no matter who you are or what your appearance is, you can be fit and pursue your goals.

My name is Willie. I am a 2 year SHW powerlifter. Powerlifting is my sport and training to become stronger at a lift is what motivates me. I love deadlifts and I am Kinda Fit Kinda Fat!"

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