For a long time now I have had a goal of being in the best shape that I could possibly be, but I could never really act upon this goal of mine as a kid. After watching athletes on TV, and even seeing my fellow classmates work hard to improve their health everyday, I decided that I wanted to be the best I could be physically. I have pushed myself physically for the past couple of years now, and I have improved my health considerably, but I know that there is always room for improvement. Whenever I lose hope, thinking I can’t reach my weight goal, I always look towards the others that are ahead of me who never give up. I then realize that these people who reached their goal are ahead of me. As a competitor myself, I can never allow someone to excel better than me, so I can never give up until I reached my physical peak. Even though it is a long grueling road, I know it is possible for me to achieve my goal. Another thing that allows me to move forward on this path is the fact that I enjoy it. My passion for staying in shape helps me stay on the path without wavering from it. With these factors coming into ply, I know I can reach my potential.