I started working out when I was 15 years old, just at home in my bedroom doing body weight exercises such as pull ups, push ups, sit ups, etc. I was born with talipes foot (club foot) on my right foot. It never used to bother me until my teen years where I noticed that my right calf was significantly smaller than my left and that I was very flat footed on my right side. It had never stopped me from doing any sports as I have always been highly active. However, in my teen years, I just started to get paranoid about it and would never wear shorts because it was always in the back of my mind. It still is to an extent, but I ignore it as there are people who are much worse off and I am so blessed to be able to do all the things I can do. When I was younger, it affected my confidence a lot and I told myself I'd make the rest of my body so good, that it won't bother me anymore. I started bodybuilding at 16 years old when I started my personal training course at college and from then on, I just fell in love with it.
I always accepted that it would take time and used to just keep telling myself if I look like this now, imagine how I'll look in another 3 years if I keep working hard. Every day, I am working towards my goal of achieving the physique I had set in my mind from when I was 16 and I am forever getting closer to it. I love the process and every moment of it, and being able to inspire and motivate others, just elevates my determination to better myself as well.