Six-pack? Tight bum? Madonna guns? Not really…
Of course they are good looking results, but not my genuine motivation.
I work out because I am thankful for the body I have and believe as our most precious possession we must look after it.
I was always an active girl who played every single sport at school, but it was at University that I learnt the real benefits of a clean mind and a healthy body.
In my first internship in my Communications course I helped writing a guide: “What parents should know about drug addiction” and my first interview was with a former crack user.
I will never forget that day. Hearing all the pain and suffering taught me the importance of having focus, discipline and confidence in life.
In my last year as a Journalist student, I wrote, produced and directed a documentary with a friend about the Brazilian swimmer, Clodoaldo Silva, who set four world records, five Paralympic records, and won six gold medals and one silver in the Athens Olympics.
Clodoaldo had everything against him. He comes from a very humble and unprivileged background and due to Cerebral Palsy was unable to walk until he was 16 years old.
The immersion in the Paralympic universe was an extraordinary experience. I meet the most inspirational people who showed me what an amazing machine our body is.
These two life changing projects shaped my mind and as a result I appreciate and take care of my body in every possible way.