After years of changing sports and changing goals, I've finally found my passion. I use to think there was only one way to live and that was to "lift", but changing my mind set and opening my eyes I know its not the case. I was born with a physical condition called "Cerebral Palsy", after thanking my mum over and over again forcing me to do stretches and exercises each day when I was younger, you can hardly tell. But that's not the point. After growing up I decided to peruse my passion for sport, halfway through school I knew what I wanted to be and now years later sitting in a gym writing this my dream has finally come true. Getting back to training now! I use to be a long distance runner for 6 years until giving this up to play badminton, not before trying hockey, golf and football. My greatest physical achievement to this day is completing a half marathon (in 1:47) and not looking back. For years I wanted to use my disability for something good, and not use it as an excuse to "quit" but I never knew what. This is how I got into playing badminton. I have now been playing just over 2 and a half years and represent England, I am on the Para Badminton England Squad. When I transitioned from running to badminton I thought I needed something else to occupy me and started going weight training. I did 4 times a week plus at that time 3 badminton sessions a week, until I burnt out. Ive finally opened my eyes and listened to my close friend and work colleague of living by the principle of "little and often". I now stretch daily, move daily and feel 100 times stronger than I did with the addition of training 9 hours a week and 5 times a week (on a good week). I have got into bodyweight training and starting with a simple exercise called "L-Sit" (its not so simple to do). My main focus now is to be able to do a pistol squat on both my affected and non affected leg. In the long run my ambition ( not dream) is to do a handstand (just putting it into perspective I cant even military press an Olympic bar) . Challenge accepted! Will keep you posted.