Published on May 19, 2017
As a child, Anesia “Sonny” Smith despised jumping rope.
“My older sisters never let me jump Double Dutch with them, so I was always given the boring task of being the rope turner.”
But Sonny was never one to just stand by and watch, so she picked up a basketball, went to play with the boys, and never looked back.
Sonny’s dedication and skill on the basketball court landed her a full athletic scholarship to the University of Maryland, where she picked up the nickname, “Sonny”.
“As a competitive athlete, my fitness goals were never centered on diets or weight loss, but rather striving to reach peak physical performance.”
Her unstoppable drive, as well as her nickname, stuck with her after college, where she continued to live a very healthy and active lifestyle.
Nowadays as a working mom with two young kids, the stamina and discipline she gained from her college years really come in handy.