Careen Cadiz may be a stay-at-home mom, but she is not trying to have a stay-at-home body. Before her second child, she stopped working to stay at home with her children. Forty pounds later, she was beginning to lose herself. She began working out in her home before she made the jump into the gym. It is hard to change your life to take a new road with new goals and new ideals. But once you have made your choice and put your mind to it, change is inevitable, regardless of your circumstances, just like Careen.
“I’ve been isolated,” Careen said. “This is about me trying to get back a little of me.”
Careen is preparing for her first competition, NPC Contra Costa Bodybuilding, Figure, Fitness & Bikini Championships in May.
“That’s really far from making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and driving kids to school,” she said. “I am stepping way outside my comfort zone. I don’t want to just compete. I’d like to do well.”