Hello everyone! My name is Christina Ramirez and I am 30 years old, happily married and have two children ages 8 and 9. I am an active Army National Guard member as a 68W (medic) and since I am up for promotion here I may be switching jobs or going the officer route.
So a little about me… I have not always been this way which as you know everyone has to start from somewhere. I am a military brat so I have lived all over but most of my years I have resided in Ohio. I got married the first time when I was 18 and that did not go so well for me, I am actually a domestic violence victim who made a full recovery and I no longer suffer from any PTSD. Over the years I fought and struggled with who I was and I never gave up the hope of being that strong woman my dad raised me to be. Growing up I didn’t get grounded when I was in trouble...my dad had me do bootcamps! So it has always been instilled in me to fight and to be tough and to figure out on my own how to make it. My dad always told me that you never say the word “try”...you either do it or you do not do it. So I chose to not make excuses and decided to make it and to never look back.
That was one of the reasons why I joined the military, I did not go active duty since I was the sole guardian of my children but I still wanted to serve and I wanted to change and I wanted to survive. Me joining the military is what changed my entire life, it taught me that I did not need anyone, that I had the ability to push past all pain and that I can actually do it despite of the many years of being told that I would amount to nothing and that all my dreams were unrealistic. And that is when I started to get involved in the fitness world because let me tell you when I joined the Army…I failed my very first entrance diagnostic PT test because I could only do 3 pushups. I worked hard and now…I get a 90 percent in my pushups!!
As I became more involved in fitness, I started to meet people who in the end influenced me to take it even further and try to actually grow some muscles and possibly compete. I did not listen to those who told me I could not do it or that I should not do it...I just did it. Because at the end of the day, I was doing it for me and no one else...I needed to know if I could do it and if I had what it took. And I did, I even became Nationally Qualified in the NPC association and my next goal marker is to compete in the Arnold Amateur and then do my first National show in 2017.
During my journey I stumbled upon Ranger Nutrition and you want to know why I was immediately attracted to the name? Because everyone in the military respects Rangers, well I know I do. My grandfather was one as well and received a purple heart. So needless to say, Ranger Nutrition could not get rid of me and I am proud as ever to represent such an amazing company and supplements and I am proud of what this company stands for. This sport and lifestyle means so much more to me than trophies or recognition...To me it means to change the world and to make a difference. My mission in life is to help others like me and show then that anything is possible and stepping out of your comfort zone is the best thing you can do not only for yourself but to your children and future children as well. Competing is not necessary for this sport...Even if I did not compete, I would still continue to lift heavy and keep influencing in a positive manner because this is a lifestyle. A lifestyle worth living!!!
My IG is @musclemomfit
website is www.musclemomfit.com
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