Working out goes far beyond getting “physically fit.” Instead, it’s more about becoming mentally “fit.” With a history of drug and alcohol abuse, working out has given me confidence to regain control of my life. Fitness has become one of my survival mechanisms and my persistence has empowered me. Working out gets me out of my own head when I’m feeling stressed or anxious, and supplements me with the endorphins to feel good again. Once I made working out one of my habits, SO many more healthy habits have followed. I am consistently setting new goals, and not just in the gym but in ALL areas of my life. Pushing my body and self beyond my limits has helped me develop a limitLESS mindset. It has also taught me to get comfortable with being uncomfortable, so I’m *willingly* stepping outside of my comfort zone on the DAILY. Sure, physical gainz are a plus, but mental strength #gainz are where it’s truly at.