In 2015 my physical and mental health reached an all time low. I was overweight, I had high blood pressure and constant health issues, and I was living with debilitating depression and anxiety.
Out of absolute desperation, I turned to exercise, with the hope that if I could start by improving my physical health, that improvements to my mental health would eventually follow.
I bought a bench, some dumbbells, a mirror, and an exercise mat, and I started at home in my basement. With a ton of self-doubt and a major fear of failure, I started. I had no idea if I would stick to it, or if I could even make it through a single workout, but I decided that I would try.
It's that decision to simply try that led me to where I am today.
Now, 4 years later, I'm down 65 pounds, my depression and anxiety (though still present) have improved immensely, and I've found a passion that I have been searching for all my life.