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Personal Narrative: 24-Hour Snap Fitness

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I grew up overweight, amidst incessant teasing and judging glances so frequent they felt normal. I knew I was unhealthy. I wanted to improve, and I did try to work out and eat right a lot of times - but to no avail. It never worked. In hindsight, it is clear my failures were because I prioritized health below everything - academics, a social life - you name it. Moving to the US for college, leaving behind a support structure for a foreign culture, I knew I had a fresh start that I could make the most of if I so tried. June 16th, 2011, the summer after freshman year, I got myself a membership to a 24-hour Snap Fitness. Having spent long hours analyzing why I failed to get healthier previously, I knew I had to prioritize a healthy lifestyle

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