Australian Model Vanesa Puerta shares, "To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” When I first embarked on my fitness journey I did it for myself. I followed my heart as I wanted to live outside my comfort zone, to challenge myself, to see how strong I was, to see what I could achieve if I set my mind on a goal. My mum did not agree with it at first but now encourages me to enter competitions. My husband (although supported me anyway) didn't have any interest in it but now proudly hangs up all my medals and trophies. My friends at first did not understand it but now praise me for my achievements. Strangers were hating on me but now ask for my advice & guidance. What has this taught me? To always follow your heart and chase happiness. Never settle for anything less. Be who YOU want and do what YOU want. Those who love you will remain by your side and those who don't were merely only meant to cross your path to teach you a lesson "