My fitness turning point happen when I was young. I weighed as much in 7th grade as I did as a Senior in high school. I was made fun of and picked on for my weight, mainly by my sister(still love her), so I made a decision to change it. I started doing pushups during commercials while watching TV. I also lost my father when I was 9. I think I became so attached to working out was the control I felt I had. I didn't have much control over the things that I had happened in my life, but I had control over my fitness level. I could see and feel my body changing and my confidence grew. It gave me some hope that no matter what life threw at me, I'd be able to face it. The journey has also been a big part of my life. Working out is hard. Doing it consistently, and intensely, is even harder. But the more you do the hard things, the easier they get. Handling adversity gets a little easier, the stronger you are.