Tell us about who you are. How would your family, friends, and/or members of your community describe you? If possible, please include something about yourself that you are most proud of and why. (maximum 250 words)
Losing weight was a problem that I struggled with; I was always known as the chubby one. Coming from a family and having friends who gave physical health great importance I didn't fit in. I played field hockey and went to the gym 2-3 days a week but my halfhearted attempts weren't working.
It was the summer of 2017 and the return of my field hockey season. I walked down the stairs to the turf field like I did every year but, this year was different. I had a goal in mind, I wouldn't let jokes about me being overweight put me down but I would use them as an encouragement to try my best and lose weight.
Keeping this positive mindset and putting 100% effort I went from being 5'9" and 165lbs to 6'0" and 150lbs. I have a body I am confident and proud of knowing how hard I worked to get to this point and how hard I'm working to maintain it.
Trying my hardest in my field hockey practice and going to the gym consistently has shown if I set a goal and strive to put my best effort into achieving them, I am able to get the results I want. This is a quality I cherish and am known for among my teachers and friends. I would also be described as being very supportive. I find great satisfaction in being able to help my friends and peers create and reach their own goals
249 words, any feedback will be greatly appreciated.