Fitness and health is an important part of my life. I am on a mission to help others become fit, healthy and happy. Balance is a key component in this lifestyle, which took me a few years to figure out, but it happened and I love it! I am fortunate enough to have the ability to share my past experiences, knowledge and educational background with all of you through my website.
I have worked in the medical profession since 2005. I graduated with my Bachelors of Nursing in 2006 and worked as an ICU nurse while attending Graduate school. I obtained my Doctorate Degree in 2013 with a emphasis on “Treatment/Prevention of Family-Obesity.” I have always loved teaching others the importance of living a healthier life. I am lucky enough to have found an outlet that combines my career and passion.
Growing up I was a physically active individual and casually worked out, but my true love for fitness began when I was obtaining my Graduate Degree. With a crazy school schedule and working night shift I made excuses to avoid the gym. I was staying up late studying and eating unhealthy foods, which left me tired and never feeling well. I made the decision to get back in the gym and improve my nutrition. It was a personal goal to get healthy in 2009 and I never looked back.
When I began working out in Graduate school I stumbled upon the “competing” world. I did my first 3 shows while finishing up my degree. I found this kept me driven and regimented in my busy life. The gym and competitions were a great stress relief and hobby. After school, I was able to focus on my shows a bit more. Personal curiosity made me wonder how far I could take my love for competing. Within the first 2 years I was able to obtain my IFBB Figure Pro Card. I have since competed in 3 Pro Shows and made a conscious decision to hang up the heels. I was no longer leading a balance lifestyle and found myself unhappy with my overall physique off the stage.
I left the world of competing in 2015 after deciding to refocus my fitness goals. I found myself teetering on a destructive path of “Body Dysmorphia” and was lucky enough to recognize this. I learned a lot about myself during those competition days, but I decided to seek a new mindset. Fast-forward to 2 years later and here I AM. Strong, healthy, happy and most importantly balanced. I love to work out for me, count macros for me and lead a lifestyle that fits my needs. After all, I am a foodie who needs the flexibility to create and try new foods.
Thanks for sharing my passion for Fitness, Food and Health.
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