I’m Natalie and welcome to my fitness journal.
I am a 27 year old student studying Journalism at the University of Gloucestershire. I am also a big health and fitness enthusiast and have competed in several weight lifting competitions. I’ve always been invigorated by lifting weights, feeling strong and generally feeling good about myself. Even when things have been tough, a training session can always lift my spirits and set my head straight.
Back in college I studied sport science and shortly after qualified as a personal trainer. The dream was to train rich celebrities, earn loads of cash, drive an Audi R8 and have the body of Jessica Ennis-Hill. (I can dream right?) But it didn’t take long for reality to set in and for me to realise that the dream wasn’t impossible, unless I gave years of commitment and dedication. At 18 years old, this all seemed too much like hard work so I went into sales. When I was younger all I wanted was to earn money, I wanted a get rich quick scheme. Lets be honest, who doesn’t? But as life lessons have taught me it’s not all about the fancy car you drive around in.
I came to university seeking a new challenge and aiming to change my direction in life. I wanted to study journalism because the media has always sparked curiosity for me, I love how this industry is rapidly evolving and full of opportunity. The goal for me, is to combine my love for fitness with a journalistic approach and document my progress and share it with the world. I want to work hard and be recognised for my achievements, I want that long hard slug up that impossible hill, because I know when I get there it will all be worth it 😉