New Year. New Gym. New Attitude.


Hi. My name is Ally. I run 'Back Alley Fitness' and this is my little story. Enjoy.

I have never been naturally 'small' and I never will be. I have two sisters who are and it used to make me crazy that I was not built like them. Sometimes it still does. But then I come to my senses and realize that my body is unique and I should be proud of what I can do with it. I have learned to embrace it. But I do work everyday to be the best I can be. I aim to be strong and healthy and enhance my life with exercise, nutrition, and positive lifestyle habits. I have one chance at this life so I am going to live it to the fullest an that means having a body that can support all of the things I want to do.

Name a 'quick fix' and I have probably tried it. I am still paying for the damage I did to my body by sending it on a constant roller coaster ride. In the end I realized that there is no quick fix. Just small efforts everyday that I can maintain for the rest of my life. I have off days just like everyone else but when I do I accept it rather than punish myself and then move on. I get back on track and guess what...I survive! 

My New Years goal is to reach 18% body fat. I'm probably approx 23-24% in this photo. Impact fitness is not only my gym, it is my support system! My members motivate me just like I try to motivate them! I consider them part of my big fitness family and I welcome you to join it. I am available to answer any questions you may have and if I cannot answer them I am sure I can find someone who can! So whether you start your journey today with me or not remember that there is someone out there going through or who has gone through the exact same thing! It's easier to do it together.