I have always been connected to fitness in one way or another. As I was growing up, sports were a big part of my life. After attending college for Nursing, I began to have a slightly unhealthy lifestyle for the first time. I began to eat ‘convenient’ food and was socializing over beer and wings.
Now that I had a busy full time career, I didn’t make time for sports anymore. I gained 15 pounds of fat, mostly around my mid-section.
I was 24 and rolley for the first time in my life. I felt unattractive and everything in my life became really depressing. I knew I needed a change. I joined a gym and hired a personal trainer to help me navigate the weights and machines.
I lost 12 pounds within the first month. I saw muscle in my arms that I had never seen before. Of course I LOVED IT!
The next few years was an ‘on again, off again’ type of lifestyle. Tell me if you can relate; when I was about to go on vacation, I would workout, drop weight and when I got back from vacation, I wasn’t motivated until it was time to leave again.
It wasn’t until I became interested in nutrition, that things really changed. I hated doing crazy diets every time I wanted to look good again. I realized the only reason I was rebounding was related to the crazy, stupid, carb-free diets I would go on in order to lose the weight fast.
I became obsessed with weight training and nutrition entering my late 20’s. I was making better food choices and learned how to train my body properly. I also introduced HIIT (high intensity interval training) and wow, did the fat come off FAST.
I loved the knowledge and confidence I was gaining. My friends and family started asking for my help. I realized I had a new path in life and I enjoyed helping my loved ones feel the power of being in shape. So many women turned their entire lives around. Every where from reigniting their marriages to getting a higher position at work, all because of the confidence of being in shape.
I decided to become a certified personal trainer and studied nutrition from some of the top industry leaders.