I’ve been in the nutrition and fitness industry since 2007.
I started off getting my degree in Nutrition from Keene State College.
I clearly remember on time in particular where we had to fill out paperwork so we could find things like our BMI, Ideal Body Weight and all that stuff. As I was filling out my paper, I glanced at the girls around me and read their current weight. Every single girl at my table weighed 120 pounds.
I looked back down at my paper and saw: Current Body Weight: 130 pounds.
I distinctly remember thinking “Oh my god….I need to lose weight. Why do I weigh so much more than them? What am I doing wrong?”
So, I started dieting and taking fitness classes at the gym, running a lot and eventually got certified in personal training and group exercise. It was perfect- Now I could make money while I tried to lose weight!
The problem was, I put an enormous amount of pressure on myself to “look the part” of a trainer, so on top of teaching tons of classes, I started working out on my own and tried dieting even harder.
This is when exercise and dieting became my full-time job.
In the next 8 years that followed, I struggled with:
- An incredibly warped relationship with food
- Obsessing over losing weight
- Obsessing over building muscle
- Trying to workout harder and longer
- Trying to eat as little as possible
- Trying to eat only the healthiest foods
- Trying to force my body to weigh 120 pounds like the other girls
- Downloading all the food tracking apps
- Attempting every diet under the sun
And guess what happened?
My weight crept up to 160 pounds.
The problem was, I didn’t know what to do about it.
All I had known for the last decade was dieting, exercising like a maniac, talking badly to and about myself to try and motivate myself to change and fighting tooth and nail to get smaller.
But that clearly wasn’t working for me given that I couldn’t stop eating, the scale kept going up and let’s not even talk about how I thought about and talked to myself…
The good news is, I finally figured it out.
I found the solutions that pulled me out of the yucky, negative mindset I was stuck in and the behaviors that were dragging me down.
My relationship with food, my body, exercise and the scale are hella strong now and I want to help you get there, too.
If you’re struggling with:
- How to lose weight and keep it off
- What to eat
- How much to eat
- How to avoid obsessing over food
- How to feel more energized
- How to get leaner without sacrificing your favorite foods
- Or anything else