My struggle with my weight goes back as far as I can remember! Half my life in fact!!! I have tried Weight Watchers, The Metabolic Diet, The Atkins Diet, Nutri System, Slim Fast…you name it, I tried it! My problem was I was a binge eater and dealt with an eating disorder so that even when I learned I needed to exercise, I didn’t learn to control the binge eating.
My breakthrough came after having my son in 2010 and weighing in at 225lbs. I realized at that point that I needed to get healthier for not just myself, but also for him!! When he was 3 months old, I began tracking my food, working out 30 minutes a day, and teaching myself about nutrition. I took nutrition and fitness classes through my college and as I began to lose weight, my knowledge on health and fitness grew.
Before long, I found I had a passion of sweating and I wanted to help others with all that I had learned!! Now, I have lost 60lbs, I am an ISSA certified personal trainer, ISSA certified sports nutritionist, a Certified Health coach, Certified Kickboxing Instructor, Certified Group Fitness Instructor, the list goes on and on ha! I get to help other people who have struggled with their weight find happiness and peace!!! My job is rewarding in that I am changing lives for people who were once like myself, lost, lonely, and feeling helpless. And if my story allows one person to find hope, then I have done something wonderful!!