Growing up, I was uncomfortable in my own skin. I’ve always been the skinny, pale chick, but as I’ve come to learn, skinny does NOT always mean healthy. For most of my life,I was completely out of shape. I ate whatever I wanted, filling my plate with fried and processed foods, empty calories and refined sugar. Working out was the last thing on my mind. In fact, I hated working out. I didn’t know what to do or where to begin. I had no motivation.
Eventually, my metabolism slowed down, and my poor eating habits began to catch up with me. At 22 I was over 150 pounds – the heaviest I had ever been. I began focusing on nothing but losing weight, and I did it an unsafe way.
And then it got worse. During my pregnancy, I gained back all the weight I lost and more – almost 70 pounds! And after my son was born, I felt like I had no time or energy to lose it.
Eventually, I decided to join a local gym, but in all honesty, I had no idea what I was doing there! I was never into fitness, sports or being athletic. The only physical activity I really did was ballet when I was a child. So I would go to the gym and hide on the elliptical, afraid to try anything else, and mostly afraid of other people’s judgment and criticism.
That’s when I knew I was never going to change if I didn’t change my behavior. I was tired of being weak and hating who I saw in the mirror. But most importantly, it was no longer all about me. I knew my son was watching, and I wanted him to be proud of his mama. I wanted to be a role model for him. And I wanted to be strong like my boys!
When I first met my incredible boyfriend and coach, Isaac, I did nothing but make fun of his obsession with Beachbody. I didn’t understand it, and I didn’t want to. I was doing my own thing at the gym. As always. You see, I’ve spent my life priding myself on doing my own thing, being different and figuring everything out on my own. Truth be told, I spent my life being unhappy and chronically unconfident. I was constantly exhausted and down on myself. My shyness, low self-confidence and crippling social anxiety were preventing me from getting the results I wanted. The results I now know I deserve.
So I finally accepted Isaac’s help. I started my journey with 21 Day Fix and Vegan Shakeology, and my results were AMAZING! I was starting to slim down and tone up. I was inspired to eat healthier. I wasn’t feeling sluggish anymore, and for the first time in years, I could walk up and down the stairs without losing my breath. I joined a Challenge Group and connected with a community of focused, like-minded people. Beachbody was giving me the freedom to workout at home, and I never had to step foot In the gym unless I decided to. I was hooked, and I wanted more!
Fast forward to today, and I am on my fourth BB program. I let go of my self-sabotaging behavior and made my fitness a priority. I am completely obsessed with my new lifestyle. And that’s exactly what it is, a positive and healthy lifestyle, one I never imagined for myself. And I want it to be your lifestyle too. Our network focuses on support and accountability to give you astonishing results. And you can count on me to be real with you.