I ignored all the warnings that I was headed down a very dark path.
But the moment came when I had to face reality. In the middle of the night, our camp was hit by a mortar round.
I woke to the sound of bombs, the ground shaking beneath me.
I was frozen with fear. And I had no idea what to do.
The shock that I survived made me face up to some hard truths...
I wanted to live...
I realized... My life is important.
But if I wanted that… things had to change.
I had to start taking care of myself, valuing my own health and wellbeing.
But I didn’t realize at first how hard it would be.
These days, I’m an Olympic weightlifter, CrossFit™ competitor, fitness coach, Big Brother 2017 finalist, and bestselling author. But my life used to look very different.