My journey in the health and fitness world is constantly evolving and growing.
I was a yo-yo dieter from a very young age, all through college and my first few years of marriage.
I began battling a long list of health problems that a generally healthy and active 20-year-old shouldn’t be battling.
In 2010, my husband convinced me to try the Paleo diet with him and our friends. After a week on the clean eating lifestyle, my entire life changed for the better.
I began feeling more energy than I had in years.
The Paleo lifestyle helped me open my eyes to the power of food. Not only did I lose weight, I got rid of medications, anxiety, depression, and stomach problems.
I started an active healthy lifestyle.
My passion is sharing my story and inspiring others to take hold of their own lives.
I began blogging about my journey and creating recipes to share with friends.
I’ve been featured in 3 Paleo Magazine cookbooks, written two e-cookbooks and I do guest blogging for several food and lifestyle blogs.
In 2015, I started my own personal health coaching program to help others on their own healthy lifestyle change.
When I started my healthier lifestyle, I began moving more.
I completed a triathlon, half marathons and more 5k races than I can count.
Seriously though, what am I going to do with all of these race t-shirts?
In 2013, I was training for a half marathon and injured my foot.
After months of physical therapy, I became increasingly interested in how nutrition and movement can work together.
I couldn’t run for a few years so I started yoga and strength training.
Working out had always been a very personal thing for me and not something I talked a lot about.
I never fit that “Super fit” body image and felt like I couldn’t inspire people unless I looked a certain way.
One of the biggest takeaways I have had on my own personal health and fitness lifestyle is, everyone is on a different journey and we cannot compare ourselves to others.
Where I started from isn’t where you started from and we may reach our goals at different times, the key is to keep going and keep reaching for your personal goals.
Once I began focusing on my own results and goals, I became empowered to share with others.
I feel that as I’ve discovered my own passion for movement the way I did for nutrition 7 years ago, now I am able to encourage others in their own fitness journey.
Finding a supportive community to help motivate me and help motivate others is absolutely vital to making a healthy lifestyle stick.