I was born in Panama City, Panama . I was raised in the US. I have spent most of my life in Miami, fl with my family. I grew up in church, my father was a leader in the church and held several positions, He was one time the youth pastor, praise and worship leader, a radio show host etc. My mom also was the leader in the church and I used to play drums for him. We traveled a lot together but that soon stopped. My family and I have been through a lot but we are super close because of it.
I got into bodybuilding to help with anxiety and depression. Then later it became about aesthetics. My very first trainer showed me just how strong I was and I have been hooked every since. I was in my early twenties at the time and the only place that my gf would not go with me was the gym, so the gym has always been a place of to escape.
It changes really depending on my goal. However no matter the goal,, I always eat around 6-8 times a day and train no less than 5 times a week, I prefer to train twice a day. Cardio in the am and weight later on in the day.
I forgot how exactly but I was stoked .I followed a lot of the guys on YouTube and their journeys helped me not to feel lonely on mine. I found out about it but decided to see how was the first competition first. At the rist of sounding cocky I was like “ I could definitely give these guys a run for their money” and when the time was right for me. I put all of my efforts to competing.
I had a team behind me. I had my coach who kicked my butt in the gym and showed me some techniques he used when training, so I would listen to motivational Speeches ( I still do) while I was working out. I wrote down everyday that I was a champion. I just got really focused and I am lucky that one of BFF is also into competing just like I am. I got a lot of support from my close fam and friends when things get a bit overwhelming.
I think its great bc as a trans-Athlete when need a space to be able to participate in bodybuilding.
My expectation is that we grow as community and really start to break barriers
I think bodybuilding gave me a chance to create the body I always wanted but I don’t think bodybuilding is tied into my identity per se. I don’t see it as an expression of gender but just of who I am . I like to be strong and look good. However, I have always admired bodybuilding women are femme but carry a lot of muscle. Bodybuilding to me
I think we have come a long way but we have a lot more ground to cover. That I for the whole T community. We have to come together and until that happens we are not getting very far. I see a lot of hate due to passing or in terms of masculine expression between our brothers and its sad. I think people should be able to express their gender in whatever way seems fit without judgment.
I am by default. So I will take it but I am just a regular joe. I try to live my life as best as I can and be a decent human being. I try to give the same respect and compassion that I would want. I just want lifrt , eat good food, love my family, friend and my girl.
I see myself with a few more bodybuilding titles , being a national level NPC competitor or a Physique Pro. A physical therapist , the owner of my own training facility and married to my current gf and continuing to tell my story to people.
Get a coach , train hard , diet harder, learn to pose correctly and come in with attitude
At the end of the day. The ONLY ONE who defines you is you