Have you felt like so many people around you are trying new diets and exercise routines? Come across endless suggestions on the internet on what classes to try and supplements you “need” to take? Or how about how to move past that toxic relationship that you just cannot seem to let go of? This information, while being helpful can be very overwhelming.
Good things are coming.
From a young age, I have had the personal experience of feeling completely out of control of my own life. At five years old I was diagnosed with a chronic illness with limited resources to help me navigate my life. I had doctors prescribing medications that resulted in terrible side effects and insecurities and friends and family who, as hard as they tried, just didn’t quite understand my struggles.
What started off as a diagnosis of chronic illness led to a roller coaster ride of disordered eating, insecurity, mood swings and lack of energy. As I got older and my illness worsened my life spiraled out of control. I felt like everyone else was moving forward but I was at a standstill. I used food in unhealthy ways to deal with my problems and never thought to connect my physical struggles with my mental struggles. Psychologists sent me to psychiatrists who sent me to nutritionists who sent me to social workers but never to a person to help guide me through it all.
Beyoncé wasn’t built in a day.
One day four years ago it hit me all at once. I needed to take my life into my own hands. I had never exercised a day in my life when I decided to join a predominately women’s gym and work on me for me. By joining a gym of driven and dedicated women, led by an incredibly inspiring mentor and teacher, I began to show up for myself day after day and began to feel more in control of my life.
Exercise was just the beginning. I quickly became interested in cooking, discovering my own spirituality, treating my illness with as few medications as possible and learning healthy coping mechanisms to life’s everyday problems. Now I am here, ready and willing to guide you to becoming the best version of yourself. I am still growing and am eager to learn from you just as I hope you are to learn from me. Together we will navigate your personal challenges and turn them into triumphs.