My purpose is to help others achieve their ultimate potential in life beginning with fitness.
I began my fitness journey almost 10 years ago in 2010. At the time, I knew my fitness goals, but wasn’t sure how to achieve them. After trying so many different trainers, classes, boot camps, and diets that didn’t work I felt defeated. Finally After a year I decided to take my fitness into my own hands.
I began with only body weight at home workouts by Beachbody. It wasn’t until committing fully and completing one of these programs that I realized how powerful I was. I finally saw the results I was after and I realized that the only person who will get me to my goals is me. I fell in love with the feeling so much that I wanted to see what else I could achieve with my body. From then I began to really get into weight training and strength training. I competed in Fitness Shows across the US for 5 years. During this time I did a lot of weight training and incorporated “cardio” routines on the stair master, treadmill, and track. I also learned so much about nutrition and how it affects the body composition, and how we can manipulate it to get certain physical results.
However, after so many years of strict dieting and obsessive over training my body fought back. I ended up damaging my body, my metabolism, and my brain health. I wasn’t sleeping, I was always stressed, I could only see changes in my body with extreme dieting or training, I felt like I lived on digestive supplements, and I was convinced I would never be healthy again. It took me 1-year to cleanse my body of everything from supplements, to training styles, to neglecting my mental and physical health. It was the hardest year, but also the most rewarding.
My whole experience with fitness has taught me two things: How powerful we all are, and how to appreciate my body for what it really does. My training style today is focused on balance. I weight train about 4 days a week with a split of 2 leg days and 2 upper body days. I incorporate core and ab training 3-4 days a week. I am also Yoga certified and incorporate it almost daily. My nutrition is based on fueling my body with what makes me feel good inside, but it’s not about restriction. I eat healthier food because I know how it feels inside my body and how it will affect my training and my mind But, I also love tacos and ice cream!
This method is what I strive to instill in others. Love your body and it will love you back.
The best advice to anyone looking to further or start their fitness journey – become aware of yourself. What you really want, and what you need to do to get there, look at your habits, and adjust accordingly. The body is meant to move and feel amazing. Once you feel that, you’ll never turn back.
And that is how you create a lifestyle.