I was a volleyball player from a young age, playing competitively until I graduated high school. Performing my best was always my number-one priority. Growing up a competitive athlete, food was my source of fuel. What I ate before practice, after practice and on game day significantly impacted how I played and felt, so monitoring my nutrition has always been a part of my life.
Getting into high school, I started becoming body conscious, comparing myself to others and restricting my calories- the whole 9 yards. My goal quickly became being as skinny as possible, and I took up long-distance running to further my fat loss progress. This quickly became a very unhealthy, unsustainable routine where I was running to “burn off” what I ate, eating extremely low-calorie all day, and bingeing at night many times per week. I fell into a dark place mentally in this same time frame and all these factors perpetuated the vicious cycle. Finding flexible dieting, macro tracking and lifting weights was what brought me out of this cycle.
Straight out of high school, I studied for my NSCA Certified Personal Trainer certification, passed the test, and began working as a trainer in my local gym that fall, while taking off from my first semester of college. I began taking bodybuilding and eating right very seriously in college, focusing on tracking macronutrients and following specific training protocol.
Fast-forward to Spring 2016, I began my online coaching business, started taking on less clients in-person and grew my social media reach to support my career goals. I competed twice in the Summer of 2016, and will be competing this summer (2018) to pursue my IFBB pro card.
I have been training clients since that summer of 2016 and am certain that this is my destined path. I strongly believe that you are capable of anything, no matter how old, young, experienced or novice you may be. I preach developing not only a healthy body, but a strong mind to all my clients and to my audience on social media. Success truly comes from the mind- what you believe you are capable of in the here and now.