Fit Beaufort: Circle of Fit
By Denice Davis | I have always enjoyed sports of some kind. My parents enrolled me in the town recreation programs from softball and cheerleading, to basketball. Basketball being my least favorite. Involved, I was. Aside from basketball I grew up being ‘sporty’. As I entered high school the sport trend continued. I was a young varsity achiever. My senior year, I was a competitive skier and was also the cheerleading captain. All of these things I did because I enjoyed them. Not because I ever thought it would keep me healthy, trim and fit.
Little did I know what was going to happen once I went college.
Freshman year of college was upon me. All of the passion of sport was cut short for the passion of the college party, which became my new sport. I did this with a competitive edge too. This time, the result was not a varsity letter… it was bigger jeans. The late night binge eating and beer drinking, and I sadly admit a lot of smoking, lead me to an unhealthy weight and an unhealthy self-loathing. Even with the self-loathing, the easy path of party was more enticing than the hard work of a fitness regime.