I’d lose some weight, but ultimately what I was doing didn’t work so I’d fall off the wagon and immediately re-gain weight…. which triggered me to diet/exercise again. I stayed stuck in this try – fail – try – fail pattern until I was 23.
Name a weight loss fad and I’ve done it! The good, the bad and the ugly. I had gained and lost the same 40 pounds over and over again… doing different diets, DVDs, powders, pills and potions. But the fat always came back. And when it did, I’d go back to black. I could cover up my fat, but I couldn’t shake the sinking feeling of insecurity and sadness in my soul. It became harder to stick to my diet and muster the motivation to suffer through a workout. (What’s the point?!?)
This went on for years… until one day I stepped on the scale and saw the BIGGEST number I had ever seen in my life. I knew I had to get it together or it was only going to get worse. I panicked and then I’d try harder. I’d workout for hours at a time. I would eat chicken and broccoli for every single meal like the bikini clad fitness hotties preach about. I did all of it… but it STILL wasn’t working.
Everyone else was getting itty-bitty and I was getting big and bulky. I was still struggling with motivation, moodiness, and health issues. I remember thinking WTF is wrong with me?????? I went all-out-obsessed trying to figure out how to ‘fix’ myself and transform my body the way I wanted it. (For a detailed account of my fact finding mission, education, and certifications, click here. It’s also helpful if you’ve ever considered a career in the health/weight loss industry and what your options are.)
My fact-finding journey led me to learn about nutrition and exercise… however, even when I learned about food and exercise I continued to struggle with motivation and health issues. This led me to learn about hormones, metabolic processes, the musculoskeletal structure, then eventually epigenetics and nutrigenomics. When I put it all together into a plan that was perfect for me – I lost 30 pounds in 60 days… that’s when the ladies in the gym started asking “how did you do that and can you do it for me????” And I’ve been helping people do it ever since.
Basically, I know how to pinpoint your unique metabolic profile and use food, exercise, and supplements in a way that’s best for your body type so you can get the results YOU want, faster, easier, better. I know why people struggle with weight loss, why it’s harder for some people than others, and why so many people have tried diets and have failed. I know how to help you reach your goals as fast as humanly possible… but I do it in easy-to-do, want-to-do kind of way.