teamLEGACY.BLOG would like to introduce our Holistic Nutritionist, Michelle Stone. Michelle will be making sure we stay informed and educated with our food choices as our newest nutrition & liftstyle writer!
But first, here's a little bit about her:
I am a lot of things. I am a woman, a school teacher, a registered nutritionist, a fitness enthusiast, a partner, a daughter, a writer, a friend, a chef... But most of all I am a fighter. Yes, I train at Legacy Fight Club, but what I mean by “a fighter” is not just in the literal sense of the word which is “to contend in battle or physical combat”, or, “to engage in boxing”. It is to constantly put forth effort and determination in everything I do. So when I say I have been a fighter all my life, it is true.
For me, fighting is putting in 100% until I get the results I want. It is definitely not easy, and the little voice in my head tries to talk me out of a ton of things, but I have this fire inside to help push me through to achieve what I set out to do. Everyone has it. Whether it is a voice, a feeling, the fear of failing, or exhilaration once you have accomplished a goal. You just need to focus on what drives you.
This is what has brought me to love Muay Thai. I was introduced to boxing when Federico asked me to do a class with him in Toronto over two years ago. I had been dating him for less than a month and was terrified to make a fool of myself as I had never put on a pair of boxing gloves before. However, I played many sports and went to the gym often so I figured I might be ok. We walked into a rundown-looking place with a ring in the middle of a tiny gym looking like something right out of Fight Club. Federico wrapped my hands, I slid on the gloves for the first time, and man was I hooked! Every movement, burpee, and jab-cross made me feel alive. It was hard, technical, and exhausting, and I knew this was something I needed in my life. Since then, I have joined Legacy and every day I put on my gloves and strive to become a better fighter in and outside of the ring.