Everything is possible AND there is always a way.
Honor your commitments to yourself and others.
Focus on what you get to eat and not what you don't.
How you do one thing is how you do everything.
Only a few years ago, I was surviving not thriving; in other words, life was happening to me I was not creating the life of my dreams. From the outside, I’m sure people would say I looked happy and healthy, but this was far from the truth. I was depressed, disconnected from life and my relationships, my hair was falling out, and I was looking for that next best thing to make me happy. I considered myself a junk food junkie and you could often find me eating gummy bears as a treat and in the McDonald’s drive thru. (Holy crap, I can’t believe I just revealed that secret.) Eating healthy was having a sandwich and chips for lunch or spaghetti for dinner. I never related my nutrition habits (or lack there-of) to my mood swings, always being tired and the reason I could not keep my workouts consistent. I thought this was just how life was, but at the same time I knew something had to change.
Deep down, I felt I had something special, but I had no idea what direction to take. I had neither the skills nor (more importantly) the mindset to recognize and harness the opportunities available to me. I started reading, listening to people, and researching what makes people powerful, joyful and loving. I kept hearing people say, “It starts within” but, what the heck does that even mean?? Though I didn’t understand, I started on my journey to find out.
The moment that changed everything was when I found the Health Coach Institute and learned about healthy, holistic living. Once I started nourishing multiple areas of my life and benefiting from making better choices, both nutritionally and with lifestyle, I felt like I was coming alive. I became motivated to eat better, work out consistently and really learn what makes me who I am and what stops or blocks me from living that way. I also realized that I get really excited about sharing this information with people so they can discover what gets them excited about life as well.
Today I feel better than ever. I have an abundance of energy, I love myself to the core and I am living life with joy that I never knew existed. I start each day with a routine: I eat foods that work for my unique body type, and consistently workout, which allows me to be grateful for all that I have and brings me calm and balance in my life. This does not mean life doesn't still challenge me. It simply means that now I have the tools to face these challenges and not avoid them.
Through this journey, I have come to believe that food is medicine and medicine is food. I am convinced that most, if not all, degenerative diseases can be controlled or even reversed through lifestyle changes.
I am passionate about helping people transform their bodies and minds without diet or deprivation, so they can look and perform better than ever. Every person deserves to live the life of their dreams!
In my off time you'll find me outdoors hiking, working in my yard, spending time with friends, in the gym, or with my two favorites: my pups, Jett and Brylee.