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My mom has always been one of those people who is naturally thin. She can easily put away tons of calories a day without fear of weight gain and has barely set foot in a gym in her whole life.
Me on the other hand? I didn’t get those genes!
In fact, I’ve been everywhere and anywhere with my weight. When I was a kid, I was overweight and self conscious. In high school, I tried to do something about it. I would spend hours in the gym, try every diet and meal plan out there, but the scale never budged. It was frustrating because I felt like I was working really hard, and not seeing the payoff. Little did I know that despite my improvement in food quality, I was still overeating.
In college I started learning more about weight loss and dieting. I discovered the “energy balance” equation.. aka calories in vs calories out. I quickly became a cardio bunny, running 5 miles a day and counting every calorie that went into my mouth. Over 3 years I lost 5 lb then 10 lb and eventually 50 lb. I became obsessed with dieting in the form of calorie counting and running. If I didn’t get my run in every day, I was miserable. I was also severely under-eating. Needless to say, my body was not happy with me and I was not in a good place.
After college, I was still working out and running consistently except I started to have pain. That pain turned into sciatica. I remember a specific point in time where I had been ignoring a nagging pain in my left hip flexor for weeks, pushing myself through it.. and finally my body had enough.. I was in so much pain I was forced to stop all exercise. I remember how frustrated I was at the time that I had to take a break from my current fitness plan, but looking back it was one of the best things that has ever happened to me. The universe has a funny way of forcing us to learn lessons when we refuse to learn them on our own.
So, I was literally forced to stop running or do any type of exercise. In fact, I could barely walk. My doctor wanted to prescribe me a cortisone injection, but I knew that would only be a quick temporary fix, and not a long term solution.
It was then that I decided I wanted to learn about exercise in a more complete way and I became a Personal Trainer. I had always thought that weight training would make me “bulky” as a woman, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. As a trainer, I learned that resistance training had MANY benefits including: building strength, speeding up metabolism and protecting bone health.
Ultimately, It was weight training that really took my body to the next level in terms of performance, but I also knew that as a trainer nutrition plays an equally (if not bigger role).
Ok nutrition plays a much bigger role. In fact nutrition is really 80-90% of the “work” required to reach your physique or aesthetic goal. So after getting my CPT through NASM, I went on to get my Nutrition Coaching certification from Precision Nutrition.
There are lots of nutrition certifications available, so when I went for mine I knew I had to pick one that felt right to me. There are way too many fad diets out there and there are way too many programs that are designed for people to fail. Being a PN coach means that I work with clients on a very individual level and build programs that fit in with their goals and lifestyle.
Having been both overweight and underweight in my journey. I understand what it’s like on both ends of the spectrum. My goal is to teach all of my clients how to build a SUSTAINABLE lifestyle in effort to reach their physique and wellness goals. There is no on/off a plan. There is just life.
I’ve also helped people with ALL different goals, achieve the body of their dreams. There is no “one size fits all” when it comes to a wellness journey, but I am dedicated to helping others reach their goals and be the best version of themselves!