I would like to share with everyone about who I am as a person. In order for me to do that I will have to tell you about my background. I have gone through some many obstacles in life that were challenging. Sometimes in those struggling times I felt so alone. I strongly believe that those obstacles that I had to overcome made me the person who I am today. You won’t believe how many obstacles that I had to go through because no one should have to go through so many obstacles like I did when I was younger. It is such a messed up story. But that’s what makes life interesting. If everyone was the same we would be all robots or clones. How boring is that? Anyway I hope you find my background interesting. Enjoy this crazy ride about my life.
When I was younger I use to not be able to talk right away like all of the other babies did. I had to go through speech therapy to learn on how to talk. One of my doctors when I was a baby told my Mom that I would never walk without braces on my legs. Oh boy he was so wrong. I have no braces on my legs, I walk perfectly fine. However, my knees point inwards. It is a struggle to do lunges and squats with my knees. But I always manage some how to push through.
I was born with a bad neck issue. It has some fancy name for it. I do not know what is called. My Mom would know what it is called. But I do know that if my neck whiplash hard I could be paralyzed for the rest of my life. I find it scary to know that my neck is that fragile. I wish someone invented a 100% guarantee surgery to fix it. What I mean about the 100% guarantee is that it will fix the problem and there is no after effects.
I was bullied for having a big head like Jimmy Neutron. I got offended by that name. However, looking back on those times I should have said thank you to those bullies. Want to know why? Well Jimmy Neutron was a boy genius. I should have taken it as a complement. I would be like “thanks you really mean that I am that smart?” They wouldn’t know what to do. However I let them get the better of me. I was overweight at the time. I lost weight with P90X. It is a 90 day workout program. It helped me lose 30 pounds. Losing the weight helped me take a stand against those bullies.
Another obstacle that I had overcome in life was having a deaf ear. My right ear I couldn’t hear anything out of without a hearing aid. I got made fun of in school with that hearing aide. It made a whistling sound every time it was full of wax. When the whistling went off in class, everyone turned around to look at me. I was so embarrassed. So I decided to get an ear surgery that was a 100% guaranteed to work. This was my 8th ear surgery to try to fix my hearing. It actually worked. I never regret the decision about getting an 8th ear surgery. One of my best decision I made in my life. The only thing is now I can hear my Mom talking to me. At least when I had my hearing aid I could tune her out by shutting it off lol. But I love my Mom. We just love to joke with each other.
I am also on the autistic spectrum. I learn differently. I like to learn by doing not by reading a textbook or listening to a lecture about a subject. I find it sometimes frustrating to learn differently because most teachers in college will only teach one way and not teach at everyone different learning levels. It still annoys me quite a bit that some teachers think that everyone learns at the same space. News flash for you teachers. Not everyone learns at the same pace!!
Even though I had to go through all of these obstacles to be where I am at today. I would not change it if I had a chance to. All of these challenges in my life makes me who I am. It is okay to be different. At the time when I was experiencing these challenges I thought there was something wrong with me. But now I am glad I am different. Different is interesting. Like I said if we were all the same we would be robots and clones. We would eat the same way, dress the same way, walk and talk the same way. I like think being different is like being on an adventure. You never know where it will lead to.
I met with one of my Mom friends yesterday about this exciting opportunity for a job. I haven’t been this pumped up in a while. The last time I been this pumped up and excited was when I was going back to karate at the beginning of this year. Anyhow my Mom friend said that I would be great at the job because I can offer personal training advice from a different perspective. She said the coaches and fitness instructors do not have learning challenges like I do. Even though I have a slight bit of autism I am still on the spectrum. I thought it was a great idea for a job for me. How many people do you know who is on the autism spectrum that can lift weights, have a funny personality and overcome quite of bit of obstacles in their life? I going to guess not many. So I am going to college to become a personal trainer because I like being in shape, I love working out, I like eating healthy. Someone once told me I have been living my major. Now I understand what they mean.
So there you have it, the wonderful crazy story about Jimmy Clare. I told you that you would not believe on how many obstacles I had to overcome. That was way to many right? I hope no one ever has to experience all of the obstacles that I had to go through. Remember being different and having learning differences is not a bad thing. I highly believe that everyone is unique and special in their own ways. If you ever have a bully problem learn some good ways to ignore them. If you can not ignore them just keep on annoying your principles until they do something about it. I did that until I got a bullied expelled.
If you have any questions for me please feel free to contact me. I promise I do not bite lol. Feel free to share this post with everyone you know. I hope my blog posts make a little bit of difference in your life. A good difference I mean. Lastly please feel free to leave comments for me. I will respond. I am not a robot I promise. I am just a passionate blogger who has a lot of knowledge about fitness that wants to share it with everyone!!