Anette Dela Rosa
Anette Dela Rosa was born in Mexico City and moved to the US at the age of 4, not knowing a word of English when they moved and having to quickly adapt to growing up in a new culture and new environment. She had a joyful upbringing although when she hit her early teens, her insecurities began and changed the way she felt.
She struggled with body image, having gained weight, having acne. So many of the common insecurities we experience as women. She wasn’t happy with the way she looked and felt and it caused her to hide away throughout her early teens.
One of the turning points in her life was in High School, when she decided to join the track team. She was tired of feeling unhappy with her body and she knew that exercising could help her feel better about herself.
She was instantly hooked and discovered a love for running. She did lose the unwanted pounds but the true benefit was what exercising created in her life which was structure & discipline, self-belief… self-love. Having a team and coach that believed in her at such a turning point in her life was what she needed. She became MVP (Most Valuable Player) in her Varsity Track team 3 years in a row and became the 3rd fastest sprinter in San Diego in her best event, the 300M hurdles. Read more here.